Open Source Soundtracks
Remember, be sure to attribute any libre soundtracks you use to the original author either in credits within the video or the text released with the video (ie: youtube description field).
Here we link to a few cherry-picked songs/albums that are libre for commercial use.
- Welcome in the intox by Bluemillenium
- Sphere by Creo
- Saturdays Basement by Analog By Nature
- Amigos by Platinum Butterfly
- Guitar Quartet w/ Stems by Aussens@iter
- Falling (Suddenly) by Siobhan Dakay
- Dirty Soul by Orbique
- The Lift by Seventh Gear
- various pieces by Advent Chamber Orchestra
- The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) performed by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber
And here's a few cherry-picked songs/albums that are libre but non-commercial.
The Internet Archive
We can search the entire IA for items licensed by CC-BY or CC-BY-SA (excluding any NC or ND items) using the following query
licenseurl:http*by* OR licenseurl:http*by-sa* AND NOT licenseurl:http*by-nc*
We can further refine the query by limiting to audio-only items by adding
AND mediatype:(audio) to the query:
licenseurl:http*by* OR licenseurl:http*by-sa* AND NOT licenseurl:http*by-nc* AND mediatype:(audio)
For better results, we can limit it to the collection produced by the free music archive by adding
licenseurl:http*by* OR licenseurl:http*by-sa* AND NOT licenseurl:http*by-nc* AND mediatype:(audio) AND collection:freemusicarchive
For example, https://archive.org/search.php?query=licenseurl%3Ahttp%2Aby%2A%20OR%20licenseurl%3Ahttp%2Aby-sa%2A%20AND%20NOT%20licenseurl%3Ahttp%2Aby-nc%2A%20AND%20mediatype%3A%28audio%29%20AND%20collection%3Afreemusicarchive
For more information about the cryptic syntax for searching IA by license, see this Internet Archive search guide
- Ccmixter.org hosts music freely shared by artists. The uploaded soundtracks are licensed under Creative Commons licenses, and most are Non Commercial.
You can search for non-NC tracks on ccmixer using the following URL:
Newgrounds is a website where users publish their media content, including music. Not all uploads are FLOSS, but every song has a page that shows the license in the bottom-left. Many are CC-BY.
I don't know how to search for songs with a filter showing only non-NC FLOSS-licenseed tracks, but you can view all audio tracks sorted by "score" here:
Youtube uploaders can license their work under Creative Commons licenses, but I don't know how to search by them.
Here's a list of YouTube channels that upload FLOSS non-NC licensed soundtracks
- Jamendo -  - royalty-free access
- Type in Free Techno on Google - http://www.entropymusic.com/ and others
- RoyaltyFreeMusic.com - 
- MyMusicStream.com - 
- FreeLoops.com - 
- Guitar Improv from Lucas. Better than Madonna's Human Nature.
- DJBLUE - Mind Field -
- Awesome soundtrack - what is it? -