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Music Librarians on Copyright
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
Music available under Creative Commons license and/or in the Public Domain!
This is a community music remixing site featuring remixes and samples licensed under Creative Commons licenses.
Choral Public Domain Library
Begun in December 1998, CPDL is one of the world's largest free sheet music sites. The goal of CPDL is to host a large collection of music scores and other supporting files (such as midi or other sound files) which can be freely downloaded and used. Most of the scores on CPDL are modern editions based on older works whose copyright has lapsed (or which are otherwise in the public domain), but some scores are newly composed and offered for download by the composer.
Historic American Sheet Music
Images and texts on these pages are intended for research or educational use only. Please read our statement on use and reproduction for further information on how to receive permission to reproduce an item or how to cite it.
Internet Archive: Audio Collection
This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users.
Public Domain Music
identifies songs in public domain
ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC
The University of Maine System licenses with ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC each year to allow for performance of music. Open recitals, like Jazz Week, are covered by these licenses with the exception of theatrical performances where music is involved (e.g. musicals). Please contact Rob Sobczak if you have questions.