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Freesound in numbers 2023

Freesound published its activity report 2023



Freesound is a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, and all sorts of bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound was created in 2005 and by the end of 2023 it reached a total of 616,881 uploaded sounds, and more than 236million of downloads.

The number of new sounds uploaded during 2023 was 40,940 new sounds, which corresponds to 1134 hours of audio. About 9,000 less uploaded sounds during 2023 when compared to 2022, however, in terms of hours of audio, there have been 70 more hours of audio uploaded. The percentage of CC0 sounds is the same as in 2022, however, the percentage of Attribution NonCommercial sounds has been increased by 5% (in detriment of Attribution sounds).

The number of sound downloads (including packs) during 2023 was 21,646,878 downloads. The top 10 queries terms that have been used when searching in Freesound during this year include: rain, wind, explosion, music, whoosh, footsteps, woosh, click, scream and piano.

Other statistics: in 2023, 15k messages were sent, 1.5k forum posts were written, 226k sound ratings were made, 41k sound comments were written.

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