Help grow the Song Work library by submitting your sounds. Send us your hums, whirs, clicks and drones.
The kinds of recordings we’re looking for include the sounds of tools and machines in action, and the ambient noises of any space in which work happens. Factories, farms, workshops, warehouses, artist studios, construction sites, hospital wards, science labs, kitchens, office blocks, home offices, and childcare. Share with us the sounds that make up your working day, however you choose to define it.
We want all sounds in the Song Work library to be free for everyone to use and enjoy. Typically, most sounds you’ll want to share won’t be copyrighted. But there are some things to look out for.
For example, does your recording feature music of any kind? Then I’m afraid we can’t use it. Anyone’s voice that could be identified? Nope.
If you’re planning on visiting a workplace to carry out a recording, please ask permission from the proprietor first. We’ve designed a simple consent form
you can download and use so it’s clear for both parties how the recording will be used.
Here are a few simple guidelines you should follow when submitting sounds:
Only upload sounds recorded by you.
No effects please! Sounds should be as they were recorded. You can select a section of sound for listeners to focus on, or clip a few seconds off the start and end for neatness. But no reverb, no delay, nothing.
We prefer flac, wav, and aif files. But we also accept mp3, m4a and ogg.
Sounds can be of any duration, but ideally no shorter than a minute, and no longer than ten. Uploads are currently limited to 500MB