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* Music Resources: Copyright Resources

This guide is a starting point for research in the field of music

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Public Domain Music

Music in the public domain can be used, distributed, or changed by anyone because the intellectual property rights have expired or been forfeited. There are several places to find public domain sheet music, scores, and recordings on the web - this list is a good starting point. (Always double check that the music you are downloading is truly in the public domain - if you aren't sure, this article can help.)

For Music Teachers

Copyright Articles from the NAfME General Music Network

More resources for teachers! Here is a selection of short articles on some special topics related to copyright and fair use: