Top 15 Sites for Free Music Downloads
Music is one of the arts that we all share a love for. Some of us have eclectic tastes that range from world to unknown indie bands, while others prefer the big names like Taylor Swift and Maroon Five. No matter what your taste is, there are plenty of places to find some free music, or stream it free from any internet connected device.
Amazon is generally seen as a store, but they often offer free music downloads for certain occasions. You’ll also find coupons that allow you to earn credit for additional music after you purchase an album or song. In addition, each month 100’s of new songs are offered at low prices that can be downloaded or streamed online. During this time, they generally update their free music offerings, so check each month to see what is out there.
Last.fm is a free streaming music service that also lets you discover free downloads as you listen. You’ll find plenty of styles of music to download to meet any need.
While MTV is less known for showing music videos these days, music is still their focus. You’ll get to watch and listen to free music videos online plus they will offer free downloads of some of their most popular songs.
Similar to iTunes in layout, Soundclick offers plenty of free music from a wide variety of artists. Check it out and see what they have currently; keep checking it out to find new stuff later.
You’ll find more than 300,000 legal tracks to download on Jamendo. Easy to use and tons of free music ranging from Rock to Jazz to Classical.
This should be on your daily “check” list to find what their newest free downloads are for the day. You’ll also find news, interviews, podcasts and free CD listening. This should be a one stop shop for you weekly, if not daily.
iLike is the social media version of a music site. You’ll find a place to share and find new music as part of a group.
Talk about a self-explanatory domain name! MP3.com has over a million tracks, profiles, videos, photos and music each day. You’ll find plenty of free music to download and enjoy here, plus they offer a free MP3 of the day. Make sure to put this on your daily internet search list if you want to make sure not to miss out on their offers.
PureVolume is great for those that are looking for new artists. It is designed to let rising, unsigned and independent label artists to share their music with the world. You’ll find plenty of major label artists here as well.
A streaming site that also offers free MP3 downloads should fit the bill as a perfect source for all your listening needs.
Free Music Archive
It seems that just about any type of media has a free archive out there and music isn’t any different. Free Music Archive is a high quality and legal audio downloads source. It is run by WFMU which is one of the most well-known freeform radio stations out there.
If you don’t want to spend the time moving from one site to another, elbo.ws is your answer. It is a free aggregator that looks at music blogs to find the most up to date news and downloads for you.
If you are looking for something a little different, you can find it on ccMixter. It is a social music site that has users remixing songs to create new music. With a library of over 10,000 samples, you’ll find some of the freshest music on the internet here.
Internet Archive’s Audio Archive
Similar to FMA featured above, this has a collection of over 50,000 recordings completely free and legal to download.
Stereogum offers free music videos, MP3 downloads, concert reviews, contests and even tour dates. A great place for those that like to experience their music live or digitally.
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