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5 websites to get free music and sounds for commercial use

Finding a website that provides free music or sound effects for commercial use (under public domain or Creative Commons Zero license) is very, very hard, and there are only a handful of such websites right now.

Most websites with free audio content use some sort of Creative Commons licensing, but very rarely it is CC0 license.

If you need free photos for commercial use, check this out: 7 websites to get free images for commercial use. If you need free vectors and illustrations for commercial use, check this out: 7 websites to get free vectors and illustrations for commercial use. If you need free videos for commercial use, check this out: 5 websites to get free videos for commercial use.

CC0 is the only Creative Commons license compatible with GPL license. So, here are 5 websites with high-quality music or audio files, all under Public Domain or CC0 license, and free for commercial use, with no attribution required.

FreePD

FreePD - Website Screenshot

This website includes over 1000 music files nicely categorized, with previews and information about authors. All files are under the CC0 license.

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MusOpen

MusOpen - Website Screenshot

This is a website with a huge collection of free music from various historical periods. Most of the files are public domain or CC0, but it does have files with other variants of Creative Commons licenses. You can search by license and select only a Public Domain license.

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FreeSound

FreeSound - Website Screenshot

This is a huge collection of free music and sounds, and it features file under various Creative Commons licenses, with CC0 having over 22000 files. To search for CC0 files, use CC0 in the search field.

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FreeMusicArchive

FreeMusicArchive - Website Screenshot

Like most of the other websites on this list, it offers various versions of Creative Commons licensed music, with ability to filter only Public Domain licenses files.

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Pixabay

Pixabay - Website Screenshot

Pixabay has a well-rounded offer that includes all types of media, including music.

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Use comments to let me know if you have some other CC0 music and sound websites to recommend.

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Milan Petrovic
Milan Petrovic

CEO and Lead developer of Dev4Press Web Development company, working with WordPress since 2008, first as a freelancer, later founding own development company. Author of more than 250 plugins and more than 20 themes.

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