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The Public Domain Review

A beautifully curated collection of public domain art (images, books, film, audio) that is searchable by type, time period, or keywords.

NASA Images

The search interface of images, sound clips, and videos is super slick. Most content is generally free to use, but for commercial use you should check out their guidelines.

Free Sound

A repository of sound effects (some of them have been used in Hollywood movies!). The CC licenses are in plain sight for each sound.

SoundBible

A huge catalog of sound effects. Very clear attribution for all the sounds (which are mostly CC BY and public domain).

Incompetech Music

Amazing music licensed as CC BY. Much of this music is available in the YouTube Video Editor, too. A huge array of music genres.

Pond 5

Pond5 hosts a huge repository of video, images, audio clips, and 3D renderings. They also have a paid section. Follow the link below for a huge amount of public domain content. https://www.pond5.com/free “Whether you’re a filmmaker, musician, designer, student, or just a history buff, the Pond5 Public Domain Project is making copyright-free media available for you….

Sample Swap

A great, curated collection of electronic music. You can search by music type (like dubstep, house, hip hop) and also by license (attribution, share alike, etc.). There are ads on this site, and some of them look like download buttons, so be careful. This site also has a good database of sound effects. Even a…

Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU. If you’re looking for high-quality, full-length audio tracks (sorted by genre), this site is exactly what you need.

Open Music Archive

The Open Music Archive digitizes and distributes sound recordings that are out of copyright. http://www.openmusicarchive.org/ The Open Music Archive aims to gather together information about and recordings of public domain music. This is music whose copyright has expired. This music can be used by anyone for any purpose.

Open Game Art

A nice repository for game art, game music, and game sound effects. This site features a filter by Creative Commons license, too! http://opengameart.org/