Free Music Websites | Listen to Free Music
I’ll admit, my favorite place to find free music is Youtube.com. Probably just because it’s convenient, easy and familiar.
If you’re searching for free music and you happen to find Royalty Free Music, be sure you understand the difference! Royalty Free does not mean free! (I know, it sounds like it does!) Actually, Royalty Free or RF means that the content (images, music, etc) is sold at a flat rate instead of per use. So, let’s say you need a song for a video you’re posting to Facebook that you estimate will be seen by a million people. Rather than have to pay per person for that, you can buy Royalty Free music at a flat rate and pay one upfront fee. Do you see how Royalty Free music is much different than free music? Just because you can get free music doesn’t mean the music is copyright free either. That’s why you have to be careful to get free music downloads legally.
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Gone are the days of Napster and Limewire (remember those??) But there are actually still lots of great free music websites to listen to free music!
Whether you like country music, pop music, hip hop, rap, easy listening, rock n’ roll, oldies, opera or gospel, you can find free music downloads legally – if you know where to look!
Top Sites for Free Music
1. Free Download Special sites, as they’re called. This is a huge list of websites that everyone has undoubtedly already heard of. Sites such as iTunes offer free downloads all the time. And, if you use a music streaming service such as last.fm, iheartradio.com and tunein.com they have a collection of free downloads in addition to streaming.
You might not think of Youtube as a place to download music, but you can! Using a 3rd party site such as keepvid.com you can download videos or audio to your device. Or, better yet, just listen/watch on Youtube!
Everyone knows about Amazon, but did you know they have tons of free music you can download? They do! Just follow the link and grab what you’d like.
Apple offers free music alongside their paid music on iTunes (see itunes)
5. Google Play
Google’s version of the app store includes regular free offerings as well as music for sale. Google Play Music offers all users storage of up to 50,000 files for free. Users can listen to songs through the service’s web player and mobile apps. … Songs purchased through the Google Play Store do not count against the 50,000-song upload limit.
Some things never change. This oldie but goodie is still a great way to get free music online. It’s been around since the 90s, and although it may not have all the newest music, it has the classics – some you can’t find anywhere else.
As the name suggests, Free Music Archive has archives of free music available to snag. A collaboration of sites, it has a huge wealth of content including many current popular songs (pop hits). They might even have your favorite local or indie bands, since FMA allows artists to post music.
You can stream music or browse through the huge list of music available to download. They also feature news articles on alternative music.
Featuring mainly new and indie musicians, Jamendo boasts a set list of over 40,000 artists who are reviewed onsite, making searches easier.
With lots of music to download, it’s actually more of a billboard for new artists, rising stars and musicians to get the word out about new music.
Not always the most virtuous music (it’s easy to add music, so there’s lots of bootleg versions, illegal covers and copyright infringement going on here). Keep away from those with the advanced search, and you’re on your way to find your favorite pop tunes!
Popular hit songs may be available for free on this limited free music website
13. Directly from the Artist!
Look for your favorite band’s Facebook fanpage or website. Many offer free promotional downloads of their hits, their b-sides and other tunes. You may need to do a little extra work to find them, but it’s well worth the extra effort.
These last two are not technically “downloads” but you can listen free. Both Spotify and Pandora have free versions! And they have free trial offers, so you can try before you buy. Spotify is known for being “on demand” in that you can search for and play what you want to hear.
Pandora is slightly different than Spotify in that you listen to more of a radio station format. Both Spotify and Pandora free versions include commercial breaks.