Welcome to Fluco Toolbox, a series of posts that showcases potential edtech tools for the Fluvanna County classroom. Each post will discuss the tool, the type of problems it can help solve, and how it can be used in the classroom. If you’re a Fluvanna County staff member and want to learn more about using the tool in your own classroom, please schedule to see your ITRT and we will develop professional development based on your needs. If you’ve stumbled upon this post and you’re not part of the district, no worries! Feel free to use the information provided to jumpstart your own research.
Have you ever created a presentation, only to find that you needed to incorporate some royalty-free music? Tired of finding sites where a fee is required, or copyright issues are present?
Today’s Fluco Toolbox tool is: Audionautix
First, the basics:
Problem this tool solves: Browse a variety of genres to find royalty-free audio tracks licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 Unported. Easily sample files on the website, and download the full version as an mp3 audio track
Just as we need free images from time to time, we also find a need for free music tracks as well. As much as our students would love to use the latest top hit track streaming on Spotify in their presentation, we have to send them in another direction that doesn’t violate copyright laws. That’s where Audionautix comes into play.
Audionautix was created by Jason Shaw, who composes the majority of the songs listed on the website. The goal is to provide audio tracks from a variety of genres for free. This even includes if the user plans to use the track to make money commercially. All tracks are licensed under Creative Commons 3.0 Unported. All tracks should be credited with “music by Audionautix”.
Using the website is very simple and easy. Simply go to the website listed above and scroll down. The search parameters will then appear. Search by genre, or use the mood and/or tempo parameters to narrow down searches. If the title is known, type it in.
Click “Find Music”. A list of results will appear. Listen to a sample of the song, or download the mp3.
Once downloaded, have fun! Just don’t forget to credit the work. Make sure to bookmark this site because you never know when you’ll need some background music for a project!
None today! This one’s pretty self-explanatory.