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Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA): Music and Sounds

Resources for students and faculty that do not require a fee based subscription

What this page offers:

Links to websites that have musical and sound effect recording to use for a variety of purposes.

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"All music is composed and produced by Jason Shaw. This music is royalty free - completely free - for you to download and use (even for commercial purposes) as long as yoprovide credit."


Free music for presentations and videos as long as user gives credit.

Free Music Archive

" Offers free access to open licensed, original music."

National Jukebox

"National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. Choose categories that include Instrumental, Instrumental with vocal refrain, spoken, and vocal from artists A to Z."


"Access to music education by providing free music recordings, sheet music, apps, and educational materials."


" Free images & royalty free stock with over 2.6 million+ high quality stock images, videos and music."