Every so often I go looking for some old tweet where I list these places to go find inexpensive or free music and sounds you can use in your projects. So, to avoid losing them yet again, here they are:
freesound.org – Lots of sounds here. Maybe you want a cheap/free sound effect. Give it a look.
incompetech.com – Royalty free music.
jewelbeat.com – Lots of royalty free music here. Most/all seem to be 99 cents.
indiegamemusic.com – One of the earliest sites I remember. It’s beginning to look aged compared to the polished stuff coming out now, but if you find the music you want, who cares?
SingleCoil Studios – Offering royalty free audio that ranged from a few dollars to about $20. They use soundcloud to let you listen. There are some great tracks here.
Lucky Lion Studios – Offering royalty free music. Most (or all?) appeared to be $5.
McFarland BEATS by Matthew McFarland – Royalty free music with what I believe looked like a generous license for use or remix. Looked free to me, but check the licensing yourself.
Visionary Sound – Letting the site speak for itself: “A collection of 99 Foley sound effects, including paper pages, books, liquids, clothing, keyboards and more.”
soundcloud.com – This is a listening/streaming site. Polished looking site that incorporates social media throughout. It was delightful to see user comments pop up during play. I’ll have to explore this more. There is a developer API, so I wonder if you might stream from it during gameplay. Not recommending that… there is some exploring to do.