Audio Media Resources

Even though these resources are offered as starting places for finding best available music / sound with minimal expense - creating your own music / sound effects is the optimal strategy for ensuring copyright friendly products. However, IF you do select music / sounds from from the internet - check copyrights AND collect full citation of source. Use a citation program like BibME. . . copy /paste sources into a word document. Either way taking note of the resource at the time you collect it will save stress and time later when giving credits to the music / sounds finally chosen for your work.


BESTEST Royalty-Licensing Resources

soundzabound.gifSoundzAbound - This best-of-best resource is specifically designed for schools, meeting needs to be compliant w/ copyright laws while supporting digital citizenship PLUS. Music is organized by themes, moods and "sound alikes" which means finding a sound/style/voice similar to a pop song! The music is cloud-based (NO physical CD's to manage - NO hosting needed on local servers). Available anytime anywhere including student homes and other work spaces. Click on image for URL!


Smart Sound.jpgSmartSound by Sonic Fire - Another choice for music loops that includes mood mapping, customizing length of music loop needed for your scene, searching by genre, instrument, and keyword; and changing as YOU like the instrument mix. This music is also cloud-based [no physical CD's to manage - NO hosting needed on local servers. Available anytime anywhere including student homes and other work spaces. Students can truly make each selection their own . . . matching the tone and mood needed for their media-making.


Make Your Own

  • Garage Band (MAC)
  • Myna - Aviary's online music creator - great alternative to Apple's GarageBand
  • UJam - Online "make your own" mixer
  • Nature Sounds Mixer - Design a combination of nature sounds then export as .ogg file - will need file conversion!
  • Soundation - drag and drop interface
  • Jam Studio - online music factory lets users select a "key" to play in and a theme to match
  • iNUdge - fun interactive site for kids to make music by drawing shapes


BEST FREE Music ~ Searchable by Emotion


Additional FREE Audio Sources