Monday, December 6, 2010 - Public Domain Classical Music Source has sheet music and .mp3 files of music that is in the public domain.

Musopen ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.

I read through the Terms of Use and was unclear about whether their music files could be used in multimedia projects. I wrote to them, "I am a high school animation and video production teacher. Can filmmakers use the MP3 files on your site in their work as they would if this work was under a Creative Commons license?" Aaron Dunn, the founder of the website wrote me back on December 3, 2010, with the reply, "Yes absolutely."

They have some examples from filmmakers using music from their website posted here.

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