October 13, 2014
When working on multimedia projects in class, students will definitely need to have recourse to a wide range of resources such as images, video clips, audio and musical recordings to mention a few. Of course the web is the ultimate storage room where students can access these materials. However, there are regulations and copyrights that students have to abide by when using digital resources. In this regard, EdTech and Mlearning has already compiled a list of some of the best places where students can get free images, and today I am sharing with you a similar list but on music and sound recordings.
These websites provide students with a safe environment where they can access and use a wide range of musical recordings and sound clips. These are particularly helpful to integrate as background music in presentations, videos and other multimedia projects. Have a look and share with us if you have other suggestions to add to this list. Enjoy
1- The Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America.Inspired by Creative Commons and the open source software movement, the FMA provides a legal and technological framework for curators, artists, and listeners to harness the potential of music sharing. Every artist page will have a bio and links to the artists’ home page for users to learn more about the music they discover via the Free Music Archive.
2- Royalty Free Music
Royaltyfreemusic.com offers a variety of FREE high-quality royalty-free items, including royalty-free stock footage, royalty-free sound effects, royalty-free clip art, royalty-free images, royalty-free photos, and of course, royalty-free stock music. The free Royalty Free Music section provides you with the resources you need to complete a variety of educational, personal, and non-profit projects.
SoundBible offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds. These sounds can be used in a variety of sound projects including Video Sound Scores, Movie Scoring, Game Design, Powerpoint Presentations, Prank Calls, Sound Boards, and the list goes on. SoundBible.com is a great source for copyright free sounds.