M1-5000 -- Music
ML3800-3923 -- Philosophical and societal aspects of music.
Physics and acoustics of music.
Physiological aspects of music
NX650 -- Sonic Art
QC225 -- Acoustics and physics of music
TA365 -- Acoustical engineering
TK7881.4-.9 -- Sound systems. Sound recording. Sound reproduction
Many podcasts include music at the beginning and end, as well as during transitions. Music can also be added into the background of a noisy interview clip to mask the noise.
Royalty free music allows you to purchase a license for a piece of music that entitles you to use it for the duration of the license.
For free music, search for creative commons licensed music, which generally allow you to use a piece of music for free and without permission, as long as you credit the artist. Some creative commons licensed music is restricted to non-commercial uses. Always make sure you have permission to use a piece of music. You can also search for music that is in the public domain, in which the copyright has expired. Websites to browse through include:
|Free Sound||A collaborative database of CC-licensed sound. Freesound focusses on sound and sound effects, not music|
|Archive.org||Non-profit digital library with collections of digitized free movies, music, images, websites and more|
|BBC Sound Effects Archive||Over 33,000 clips from across the world from the past 100 years. Free for non-commercial use as long as you credit the BBC.|
|Sound Effects CDs||The Workshop has a royalty-free sound effects library of more than 250 CDs (with searchable indexes) that can be used to add sounds to audiovisual projects.|
|Free Music Archive||CC-licensed music grouped by genre||||
|ccMixter||CC-licensed music for film, video and games||||
|CCTrax||CC-licensed music grouped by genre||||
|Incompetech||CC-licensed and royalty-free music from one composer||||
|Soundcloud||Audio-sharing site with a decent amount of CC-licensed music||||
|mobygratis||Electronic musician Moby has released many of his songs to use for free in educational projects||||
If you have a musical friend, consider asking them if you can use their music or if they’d like to partner with you to create sounds specifically for your project.