Sites with audio clips

Mirror sites, by country code:
-none presently-

(same management, new home)

This page provides links to digitized sound archives available on the Internet.

The archives listed here contain mostly sounds in U-LAW format. These sounds play directly on a Sun audio device but you might need a special software to get them to play on your machine. This document, Setting Properly your Web reader explains how to obtain the necessary software and make the changes to your web browser in order to play most sounds types on your Mac, Windows PC or UNIX machine. For further information, try the Audio Formats FAQ.

This document is divided into the following sections: Sounds, Music and Voice

Miscellaneous Sounds:

SunSITE USA (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) (also available by ftp)
Contents: anime, birds, cartoons, comedy, commercials, computer, intros, miscellaneous, monty python, movies, next generation, phonemes, sayings, screams, series, sound effects, sound tracks, star trek, tv, unknown, whales; also, Chinese music, PC sounds (.wav).
SunSITE Japan (Science University of Tokyo)
Contents: anime, birds, cartoons, comedy, commercials, computer, intros, miscellaneous, monty python, movies, next generation, phonemes, sayings, screams, series, sound effects, sound tracks, star trek, tv, unknown, whales
SunSITE Europe (Imperial College, London)
Contents: chinese-songs, misc, music, tv+films/misc, tv+films/startrek

Sounds from the multimedia collection at Warsaw University
Contents: root dir (sounds), animal voices, star wars; see also, sounds (.mod).

Bird calls from the Australian National Botanic Gardens

Northwestern University Department of Radio/TV/Film Audio Image Vault
Production work of the students and faculty of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern

Standard sounds distributed with:

Music repositories:


BMG Classics Classics World audio site

The Canadian Music Exchange
Canada's premiere site for Indie Candian Music

Chicago PsyberView
Chicago-area bands

Cuban Music
An annotated collection of authentic Cuban music playing on AM radio, courtesy of Jay Novello.

Euphony Magazine's Music Room

The Internet Ghetto Blaster!
Clayton Wynter's Hip-Hop music page

Internet Underground Music Archive
``the net's first free hi-fi music archive''
360 bands, 3.8 Gb of music and images and still growing!
IUMA is also now involved in MBONE concerts - live audio and video over the Internet!

Manifest Records
Featuring Christ Analogue, Ipecac Loop, Klavo, and Social Virus Inc.

An indie multimedia company featuring graphics, animation, political commentary, and science fiction and lots of digitized music excerpts

Music Kitchen

Music Scene

Musicians on the Internet
``A virtual radio station created and run by musicians on the World Wide Web''

Nashville Online

Pakistani Classical Music and Pakistani Modern Music
Compiled by Bilal A. Bhutta

Planet Starchild II
``An Online MultiMedia Catalog of Indie Music and More...''

Reggae (.au) (.wav)
From the Jammin Reggae Archive home page

Rock Around the World
The #1 Rated, Nationally and Internationally aired radio show of the 70's, is back through the Internet. The RATW Internet site is designed to enable the viewer to, literally, Rock Around the World through a wide range of entertaining files, including RATW radio broadcasts, music sound bites, rock history, new releases, radio programming, interviews, rock trivia, travel, and many others.

RockWeb Interactive

Ruckus Records
A small indie label out of Portland, OR

Song snippets from the Rare Groove
house, hip-hop, and techno music

Sony Music's sound clips
Includes artists from Columbia Records, Epic and Sony Classical recording labels

Sound Wire
An online merchant of new music with many MPEG sound clips and some full songs

VD records

New music from VIBE magazine

Virtual Radio
New music posted by permission of the bands who made them.

Windham Hill Records

The World Square: Music
Featuring independent labels such as Bad Habits Music, Big Round Records, Black Boot Records, Bogus Records, C/Z Records, DMP Records, East Side Digital Music, EEG Records, Enemy Records, Etiquette Records, Go Kart Records, Hands On Music, Inc., Heyday Records, Jazz Inspiration Records, Metropolis Records, Noteworthy Records, Propulsion Records , Rage Records, Revelation Records, Rhino Records, Royalty Records, and Triloka Records/Worldly Music.

The songs repository at
Contents: 10000 Maniacs, Unknown, Alan Parsons, All, Alice in Chains, B52s, Babylon Ad, Bach, Beachboys, Beatles, Belinda, Belly, Berlin, Billy Joel, Black Crowes, Bob Marley, Cars, Cause & Effect, Clash, Cure, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Derek and Dominoes, Descendents, Dire Straits, Don Mclean, Dulfer, Eddie Brickell, Elo, EMF, Enya, Eric Clapton, Extreme, Genesis, Guns n Roses, Heart, Heavy Metal, Information Society, Integrity, Inxs, James Brown, Jarre, Jimi Hendrix, Kansas, Kix, Korgis, Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Lost Boys, Maggotz, Mamas and Papas, Mark Wheadon, Megadeth, Men wo Hats, Model 500, Muppets, Nine Inch Nails, Nocturnus, Pearl Jam, Pet Shop Boys, Phil Collins, Poison, Police, Primus, Ratt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Robots Rise, Roxette, Santana, Sepultura, Severed Heads, Sade, Simon & Garfunkel, Simple Minds, Skid Row, Soul II Soul, Sound Tracks, Springsteen, Steppenwolf, Steve Miller, Sting, Strauss, Styx, Talking Heads, Techno, Ten Sharp, Testament, Tori Amos, U2, UB40, Weird Al, Whitesnake, Who, Yes, ZZ Top

The songs repository at
Contents: BBB, Jumpy Chair, Ole Og Dei, Twisted Helices.

Sites dedicated to individual music groups

Beastie Boys
Elvis Presley
God Street Wine
The Grateful Dead
Janet Jackson
Nine Inch Nails
Robbie Laws & The Urban All-Stars
The Rolling Stones
Slightly Miffed
The Slowest Train in the World
Suzanne Vega
The Swamis - alternative pop from North Carolina
They Might Be Giants
Violet Arcana
Willard E. Love

See also:

Voice repositories:

1992 U.S. Presidential Debate
Michigan State University campus, October 19, 1992.

B.A.W.P.: Best-quality Audio Web Poems
Spoken word audio recordings

Canadian Broadcasting Corportation Radio

The Celebrity Lecture Series
Sound clips from the Annual Celebrity Lecture Series, hosted by Michigan State University.

Cyberspace Report
A public affairs radio show aired on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Irvine, California

Internet Multicasting Service - at Internet Town Hall
Try, for example, Radio on the Internet, Learn French from Radio French International, Internet University, and Internet Talk Radio Travelling Circus.
Complete archive of the Internet Multicasting Service radio archives
Choose a Internet Talk Radio mirror site near you.

The Jerky Boys
Brief clips of the Jerky Boys offending over the phone at their best.

KPIG Radio
KPIG Radio Pig Parts (comedy bits) and the daily newscast and political commentary (in RealAudio format).

Short sound clips discussing various aspects of US Law, courtesy of the Indiana University School of Law

Media On Demand
Private MBONE retransmissions of previous MBONE multicast seminar sessions (see also the main page for this service)

Sound clips from movies from the SunSITE audio collection.
See also: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs

The Nation's Forum
Early Sound Recordings of America's Leaders, 1918-1920. Courtesy of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress

President Clinton's Saturday Radio Addresses
An annotated set of radio addresses given between October 16 and December 11, 1993. The complete set of Saturday radio addresses (October 16, 1993 to present) is available from the UUNET archive.

TV shows
Battlestar Galactica, Beavis and Butthead, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Dr. Who, The Flintstones, Foghorn, Get Smart, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Late Night with David Letterman, Mission Impossible, MST3K, Monty Python, Prisoner, Quantum Leap, Red Dwarf, Ren & Stimpy, Rocky Bullwinkle, Saturday Night Live, Schoolhouse Rock, Sea Quest, Seinfeld (annotated), Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Stalling Project, Star Trek, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Three Stooges, Tiny Toons.

Vincent Voice Library
Samples of historical speeches from the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University.

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Last updated: Friday, 23-Aug-2002 16:24:32 CDT