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What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons (CC) is an internationally active non-profit organisation that provides free licences for creators to use when making their work available to the public. These licences help the creator to give permission for others to use the work in advance under certain conditions.
Music and Sounds
The music discovery site used in over 1 million videos and games.
CC Mixter (Film)
Instrumental music for film. Choose from over 1,000 pieces to download.
Download sound effects and background noises all for reuse.
Jamendo: free streaming and downloading
Search by genre for music to download under CC license.
We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.
Free sound bites, clips and effects
SoundBible.com offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds. These sounds can be used in a variety of sound projects including Video Sound Scores, Movie Scoring, Game Design, Powerpoint Presentations, Prank Calls, Sound Boards, and the list goes on. SoundBible.com is a great source for copyright free sounds.
Royalty free music.
You can use Bensound's music available under the Creative Commons License (with the black download button) in your multimedia project (online videos, websites, animations, etc.) for free as long as you credit Bensound.com. Examples of proper way to credit us: "Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music or "Music: « Song Title » from Bensound.com"
Trove: National Library of Australia
Trove provides an abundance of material for use such as: letters, diaries, photos, sound recordings, film, archive material, maps and much more.
How to search Google for CC material
Enter a search term/s into Google and click Settings>Advanced Search.
Here you will be able to Filter the results by Usage Rights. Select 'free to use, share or modify, even commercially'.
Creative Commons material
Free images, text, music and audiovisual resources
This is the main Creative Commons search portal for material with a CC license. Check the type of licence before using.
Photos, illustrations, vectors and videos. Free to download.
Graphic resources for everyone
Find Free Vectors, Stock Photos, PSD and Icons.
Photos for Class
Safe images that are available to be used in the classroom and for educational purposes.
Flickr photos and videos
Over 80 million CC licensed images and videos to use.
High resolution photos for free:
All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
European Museums Galleries Libraries and Archives
Free to use artworks, artefacts, books, films, and music.
Check the usage rights as not all material is free to use.
Photos grouped by category.
A collection of 54,904,371 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.
The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators.
High Quality, Free Stock Photos
Stunning library of over 1 million stock images and videos.
Royalty free and safe for commercial use, with no attribution required
Free Photos, Vectors, Icons, Fonts and Videos
Thousands of files for personal and commercial use.
The best free stock videos shared by the Pexels community.
No need to sign up or register.
Free and royalty free videos to download
Thousands of free and copyright free videos shared by our talented community.
Choose the size you need.
Engage Media is an Australian company which distributes videos about social justice and environmental issues. All videos are CC licensed.