The list is growing, but currently here are the best places to sell sound effects and audio clips online:
- Envato Market (also known as AudioJungle)
- Adobe Stock (currently invite only)
- Shutterstock (currently invite only)
Let’s get a little more detail on some of these.
Pond5 is our top choice for selling audio files online.
They have been around for ages and are well known as a resource for those looking to purchase both video audio recordings. The best part for contributors is that you get to set your own prices for your files. So if you think you have created an audio masterpiece and only want to sell it for the big bucks, go ahead. The only downside is that many audio producers often set their prices to the minimum hoping to get lots of sales. But all in all, Pond5 is one of the best options out there for selling audio files online.
Envato Market (AudioJungle)
AudioJungle is a long-time player in selling digital audio assets. Part of the massive Envato Market network of sites, you are putting your audio recordings in front of literally millions of potential buyers right away.
People come to Envato Market to purchase everything from WordPress themes, to logo designs – so why not pick up an audio track while they’re at it? Here you can sell simple audio recordings of sounds and ambient noises to complex musical scores to accompany the next Hollywood movie (yep, it has actually happened).
Dreamstime is an established stock library. Like with other media types, they have a level pricing system which rewards high selling tracks. Even the lower levels have decent pricing. The upload process is much the same as their photo submission – not the best, but by no means the worst either.
Depositphotos has started accepting music and sound effects as of 2020.
They have aggressively grown their presence in the photo, vector and video markets so there isn’t any reason to think audio will be any different. Now might be the time to get your foot in the door and grab some early sales with this huge marketplace that has a very solid buyer base.
123RF was fairly quick to add audio sales to its already impressive catalogue of photos, vectors and video. One of the nice things about their audio sales is that there are several price tiers, and you as the producer get to choose which category you want to sell your audio files in. This seems to be a nice balance between giving the content creator flexibility over pricing, while not frustrating the buyer with massive amounts of different pricing.