Wikipedia:Free sound resources
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All files should be converted to ogg, Wikipedia's patent-free format of choice.
- American Folklife Center – a very diverse collection of folk music and other ethnographic/documentary materials by the U.S. government. As U.S. government works, these are all available under the public domain.
- Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - an academic project preserving commercial recordings from the age of the phonograph cylinder. Both mp3 files and wav files are provided for all titles; the mp3 files are placed under a non-commercial license, so only conversions of the wav files are appropriate for Wikipedia use.
|Fulda Symphonic Orchestra||Yes||No||Choral music||CC BY-SA|
|Jamendo||Yes||No||Lots of unfree, need to use correct filter (as in link)||CC BY, CC BY-SA, FAL|
|morceaux choisis||Yes||No||Classical music||GFDL|
|World Hip Hop Beats||Yes||No||Instrumental sound recordings released under Creative Commons licenses||CC BY-SA-NC|
|pdsounds.org||No||Yes||Mp3, ogg, wav and flac format||PD|
|SoundBible||No||Yes||wav & mp3 versions of each sound||CC BY, PD|
|Freesound||No||Yes||User contributed sound recordings released under Creative Commons licenses. From field-recordings to sound fx, drum loops and musical instrument samples.||CC0, CC BY, CC BY-NC|
|SoundSnag||No||Yes||User submitted royalty free sounds, effects and loops released under Creative Commons license.||CC BY|
Wikipedians can also be an important source for free content music. Please see Wikipedia:Requested recordings.