Creative Commons Search
A search engine of search engines to find images, video, music, etc.
Creative Commons Content Directories
Lists projects (audio, video, image, text, other) with Creative Commons licenses. This page is built by Creative Commons' authors, photographers, musicians, etc. Be sure to check the type of license for each project.
Creative Commons Music
"Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do thinks like use their music in your videos." Be sure to properly credit the music and the track as well as list the Creative Commons license the track is under; this means to link to the track, link to the artist, and link to the type of license. See a citation example within this site.
Legal Music For Videos, Creative Commons
“Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do thinks like use their music in your videos.” Be sure to properly credit the music and the track as well as list the Creative Commons license the track is under; this means to link to the track, link to the artist, and link to the type of license. See a citation example within this site.
Creative Commons Mayer & Bettle Animation – You Tube
“Short promotional animation created for Creative Commons Australia, explain the use of Creative Commons licensing” with an emphasis on music. This is a creative and funny video that not only is informative about Creative Commons, but about creating an animation video as well.
Cho PD – Free Music 2 – YouTube
Watch this fun message about Creative Commons using Creative Commons.
ccMixter – “You already have permission...”
“ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.” Editors’ Picks are good. NOTE: Once you open a link to a song, note the Creative Commons license on the right and cite accordingly. Also note the “site credits’ link at bottom of page. “Download, Sample, Cut-up, Share.” Nice!
“digccmixter is devoted to helping you find that great music, all of which is liberally licensed under a Creative Commons license so you already have permission to use this music in your video, podcast, school project, personal music player, or where ever… We even have several 1,000 tracks that already have permission to use in commercial projects for free.” Check out Instrumental Music for Film, YouTube Videos and Soundtracks. Great for DigiMedia and DigiSites videos. NOTE: mouse over the cc beside a song to see the type of Creative Commons license and cite accordingly. Also note credits under “about”.
Danosongs.com Royalty Free Music
This is Dan-O’s personal site to present his original songs that are Creative Commons Royalty Free Music. All his songs are free with a link or credit (he gives an example how to do so). Just scroll down the site and choose from categories within Instrumental Music (Acoustic Guitar, Country Music, Orchestra and Strings, Meditation and Relaxation Music, Techno/Electronic, World Ethnic, Game Music) or Songs with Vocals (Rock, Best Techno Remixes, Top Acoustic Guitar, Free Blues). Wow!
The Freesound Project
“A collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds.” Its focus is sounds, not songs which “sets it apart from ccMixter”. Great for DigiSites and DigiMedia entries! You will need to register in order to download, but it is easy and fast. NOTE: for proper Attribution, go to the Attribution List under Control Panel in the left column; here you will find some data on all your downloaded sounds to help when you cite/attribute (remember to cite the license: Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0).
Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses.
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