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Copyright Guide: Music, Sounds & Images

2020 Copyright Guide

Free/Inexpensive Music & Sound Sources

While many of these sites allow you to use and even create your own music and sounds, be sure to always check the Terms of Use.

Aviary Music Creator allows you to make your own music


Copyright Friendly Music and Sound

dig.ccmixter helps you find music protected under Creative Commons so you already have permission to use items for videos, projects, podcasts, etc.

incompetech: Music

Soungle is a free online database to help you find all sounds and musical instruments samples on a mega online library. Simply search, preview, download, and it is all free


Image/Music Sources from Rohrbach Library

Image Sources:

AP Images



Music Sources:

Naxos Music Library

Downloading Music

Music Copyright

Copyright for Music Librarians 

This guide is from the Music Library Association and can help anyone with questions or concerns about music copyright.