50+ Royalty-Free Stock Music Sites

by | May 10, 2010 | Music

Have I mentioned I’m a prodigious list-maker?

I am….my shrink has yet to explain the significance.

With Google around, it may seem a moot point, but then again, Google only provides search results, and the list I have here today is sifted, winnowed, filtered and somewhat vetted.

Voice-Actors are always looking for royalty-free, stock music, music beds, sound effects, looped tracks, and public domain music (must be 1922 or older, BTW).

HERE‘s a great site that explains public domain, copywriting, and music copying principles. Reading below, you’ll see a list that I’ve compiled from — first — my trusted friends at the VO-BB (Voice Over Bulletin Board), and secondly from a Google search using the terms “royalty-free”, “music-beds”, “public domain”, and “stock music”.

I can tell you that I visited each site, and found them all to be exactly what they claim to be.  Not all sites are made the same, but you’ll see a lot of similarities among them:  free download samples, graduated pricing structures, an occasional calendar special, packaged specials, and a spectrum of music genres.

Digging into some of the sites will yield sections that offer looped tracks, special effects, stingers, and sound effects. I’d recommend checking out the first ten-or-so on the list before going deeper…but they’re all genuine.

CourVO

http://www.digitaljuice.com/

http://www.footagefirm.com/

http://www.pond5.com/

http://www.stock20.com/commerce/index.php

http://www.mymusicsource.com/

http://www.yopo.co.uk/

http://www.radio-mall.com/stxold.htm

http://www.tracksnow.com/shopping/catalog/

http://www.shockwave-sound.com/

http://www.sound-ideas.com/

http://www.freeplaymusic.com/

http://www.flyinghands.com/

http://www.cssmusic.com/

http://www.smartsound.com/

http://www.soundsnap.com/

http://www.findsounds.com/

http://www.killertracks.com

http://www.musicbakery.com/

http://www.royaltyfreemusic.com/

http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/

http://www.mediamonkey.com/

http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/free-music.html

http://incompetech.com/static/music/

http://www.publicdomain4u.com/

http://www.publicdomain4u.com/

http://derekaudette.ottawaarts.com/music.php

http://www.stockmusicstore.com

http://www.freemusicbeds.com/

http://www.mysourcefor.org

http://www.freshmusic.com/

http://www.audiomicro.com/

http://www.beatsuite.com/

http://www.opuzz.com/

http://www.premiumbeat.com/

http://www.royalty-free.tv/

http://audiojungle.net/

http://www.primaryelements.com/

http://www.loopsound.com/

http://www.iamusic.com/

http://www.whitebeetle.com/

http://www.pdinfo.com/

http://beatdock.com/

http://www.productiontrax.com/

http://www.buyabeat.com/

http://www.studiocutz.com/

http://www.stockmusicsite.com/

http://www.allmusiclibrary.com/

http://www.buyoutmusictracks.com/

http://www.sounddogs.com/

http://www.sfxsource.com/

http://www.bbm.net/

http://www.stonewashed.net/buyoutmusic.html

http://www.footagefirm.com/

(Author’s note:  the following two added 5-20-10 from suggestions of the ones I missed – also see next blog article)

http://www.music2license.com/

(another added 6-25-10)

http://www.musicrevolution.com

(another added 12-14-10)

http://www.directcomposer.com/

(another added 3-15-11)

http://stockfuel.com/

(another added 6-11-11)

http://www.stockmusic.net/

(this one added 8-17-11)

(added 3-15-12)

added (8-28-12)

http://www.grooveoption.com/

added (1-24-13)
http://www.dl-sounds.com/

added (6-10-13)
http://www.soundtaxi.net/en/

(added 7-27-13)

http://www.melodypods.com/

(added 1-26-14)

UniqueTracks Production Music Library http://www.uniquetracks.com

(added 12-27-15)

https://www.909music.com/

(added 3-27-18)

(added 12-3-2020)
https://www.joystock.org

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