1 Million Free And Legal Music Tracks
It's nice to find a geniune collection of free and legal music for download as opposed to streaming, and especially good when it's wrapped up in a great looking magazine format. It's all indie material, but curated so you can be sure the quality stays high. Definitely should be on your watch list or RSS feed reader.
WARNING - POSSIBLY NOT LEGAL! We're still trying to work out how this site can still be operating. We think it's because it's a Russian site and they have different rules regarding copyright? Whatever the reason, it still features very high on the Google search results, so we guess it has a charmed life. Features a massive amount of mainstream music for download and streaming. We're doubtful if this will last long!
Indie artist portal with thousands of tracks for downloading and streaming in a wide range of genres. The site is designed to help artists make the most of their fan club and merchandising opportunities which is cool. Free sign up needed, but it seems to be benign.
Quirky French originated site features over 4041 hours of music apparently, available for download and streaming. We're basically talking 56,000 tracks wrapped up in a slightly impenetrable interface, but probably worth a look.
Another in the increasingly commercial streaming aggregator sites. They're easy to spot, lots of ads, all music is provided by YouTube and Vimeo and TuneIn and the download function always comes with advertising conditions. Nevertheless it's a decent enough interface with lots of luscious music for playlists and streaming.
Does 11,000 free downloadable MP3 tracks from great indie bands sound good? Excellent. The collection of tracks features over 10,000 artists, and comes wrapped in a deliciously accessible catalog covering all the main genres. The first track I listened to was awesome, which bodes well for the rest of the site's quality. Oh and artists share in the ad revenue, so help them out.
We don't often get a chance to feature cool free classical tracks here, but this page from Wikipedia is a great find. It lists all the free music tracks available on the Wiki, along with their streaming and download links. Some excellent stuff.
Streaming, download and music video service which offers full album downloads and more. Not just indie and unsigned stuff either, so it's definitely worth a visit.
Massive music resource which has collated years of downloadable and streaming music from resources all over the world. Check out the Super Sound page for a large list of cool music. All free and legal. Check it out.
Erik's site is getting a bit long in the tooth nowadays, but it still features a great collection of eclectic mp3 music site links arranged in a hard on the eyes pink motif. Well worth taking a look though
My how time flies. This small experimental site has now grown into a giant musical compendium based around songs posted on mp3 blogs. The design is delicious and the site lets you easily listen to the new music that has been posted today by a great variety of bloggers - discover and fall in love with something new!
New free MP3 music search engine which offers streaming and downloads of a huge selection of publicly available tracks. Let's see how long this lasts, eh?
Community site that hosts alternative (or independent) artist content. Tracks provided free streams and/or downloads, but with a brutally up front user rating system which filters good from bad. Great place fo find new music.
Independent music portal, nice design, lots of cool music, which can be streamed or downloaded. Play full album is a nice touch. Definitely worth a visit.
Tens of thousand of tracks available for free download and streaming. Run by self-proclaimed indie fans to fill the hole left by mp3.com. Lovely design, great selection, awesome site all round. A fabulous resource.
Massive selection of free albums (and thousands of tracks) from various 'net labels', all gathered under the one roof courtesy of the Internet Archive. Worth a look indeed!
Artistopia offers music artists and songwriters a platform to collaborate on musical projects with industry professionals. [Update: Not actually that impressive nowadays in terms of music content though.]
Massive selection of indie and unsigned music to play and download. You won't find major label stuff here, but there's some great music available anyway. Part of the iLike/MySpace empire.
Great grand-daddy of all music sites, subsequently ruined by CNET. But BIG NEWS folks, it's back! The site has been completely revamped and now offers real genuine stream and downloadable tracks across a wide range of genres. Mostly indie label type stuff, with the occasional major label artist thrown in as a teaser. Powered by Last.fm.
33,000 albums for free streaming and download, across a wide range of genres. Creative Commons licenses, available in 7 languages, very cool indeed.
Last FM, as well as providing streaming music, also offer free MP3 downloads galore. A massive selection of major name tracks are on offer, so go grab some.
Site features around 25,000 free tracks for streaming and download, almost all from 'emerging artists' and suchlike. The site also features the occasional mainstream artist like Moby and Massive Attack, but pitches itself strictly as a talent spotter. Worth a look!
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