Are you in need of music for a slide show? class project? movies your students are creating?
YouTube has a magical solution called YouTube Audio Library. There are 3 sections in this wonderful library.
The best is Free Music. You can use this music royalty-free (no need to cite where you used it from, pay money back to the owner, that kind of thing). Just don't use it to make money. Easy as that. If you want to, you have to apply to use it. Use it for your project or other small project, and you are good to go!
Ad-supported music is another area where you can get music that copyright owners manage through this section. You will have to check the OWNER'S POLICY! This is different for all users. Really be familiar with the music and its policies before using!
Sound effects are another FREE area as well. There are some great sounds and you can search them by their category, like human voices, transportation, doors, etc.
Note for our school: Students will have to have YouTube access to these songs at school. Teachers, you can download the files into their folders though.
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom