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Free and Low-Cost Music Resources

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Although BYU does not endorse any particular sources of copyrighted content, the following resources may be helpful to members of the BYU community who are seeking legitimate sources of online content. In many cases, such content is available at no cost under a creative commons license, or in the public domain and free to use without paying royalties.

Jamendo Music

Royalty free music by independent artists.

Music Bed

Licensing source for popular indie music.

Music Screen

Royalty-free music for non-profit and non-commercial uses for students and faculty at educational institutions.


Online record store and music community where fans discover, connect with, and directly support artists.

Free Music Archive

Free music downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses.

Tribe of Noise

Musician-centric community and 'music for business' service company.

Audio Jungle

Royalty free music and audio tracks from $1.


Royalty free stock music and sound effects for media creators.

Public Domain Sheet Music

The world's largest freely-accessible music score library


600 million free images and audio of openly licensed creative works.

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