The text of this guide RU: Finding and Using Free-Use Online Content © National University of Singapore Libraries is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 . Attribute and link back to this LibGuide if you are going to re-use the content.
The aim of this guide is to provide copyright awareness and education in the following areas:
It does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice, please contact your legal counsel or the Office of Legal Affairs through your department.
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Before use, double check the license.
Check the applicable license terms of every single sound or music piece (especially if your purpose is commercial) to ensure you have the necessary permissions.
A database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse.
Mouseover the creative commons icons (e.g. , or ) next to each sound clip to check re-use terms or click on the sound clip page to check the re-use terms.
For attribution guidance please take a look at the freesound faq.
Thousands of free sound effects and sound clips.
For re-use terms, simply look at the "License" tag on each sound effect.
Use Bensound's music available under the Free License (with the black download button) in your multimedia project (online videos, websites, animations, etc.) for free as long as you credit Bensound.com.
Proper way to credit: "Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music" or "Music: « Song Title » from Bensound.com"
Music is free to use (even for commercial purposes) as long as you either:
Free to use as long as you provide the following line in the video description or website text:
"Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com"
Each song has a different license. Please adapt accordingly.
Mouseover icons next to the piece to find out which license it has.
Creative commons music available (even for commercial uses) provided you attribute.
More information on attribution in "Usage of the creative commons music" in the filmmusic.io FAQ