Royalty Free Music, Loops and Sound Effects

Some of these websites offer limited FREE royalty free music, loops and sound effects. Read the terms of use and licensing agreements carefully!  See also Sound Archives and Public Domain Audio.

There are  many more websites offering royalty free music, loops and sounds effects. Below are listed some of the major sites.

Royalty Free Music Library
A1 Sound Effects
Audio Library
Free Music Archive ( legal audio downloads, pre-cleared for certain types of uses)
FreePlayMusic (includes Sound Effects)
Free Sound Project (audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, …)
Neo Sounds (includes Sound Effects)
PartnersInRhyme (included Sound Effects) (includes Sound Effects)
SoundSnap (includes Sound Effects)