Fact: everyone loves music, and no matter how much we try to deny it, we’re all guilty of having downloaded songs for free in the past – whether legally or not. Does LimeWire ring a bell? ‘Course it does…
Perhaps it’s true what they say, the best things in life are free. Take no deposit bonuses at online casinos, for instance. Many players are not only given the chance to play cool games at leisure without the commitment of using their own funds, but are also gifted no deposit free spins 2022, in addition to the opportunity to win real money!
We live in a time where this adage may easily apply to a lot of things, and this is done to gain or retain customers and followers. And who doesn’t like free music? It’s something that’s ingrained in our lives, not only for its feel good factor, but also because each song invokes a special sentiment or conjures up memories we look back on with fondness.
We put together a list of the top 10 music friendly sites that allow you to download your favorite tracks free of charge and legally too!
1. Amazon Digital Music
Amazon gives you access to thousands of soundtracks for free and you will be able to download them legally as well. To do this, you will need to create an Amazon account which is free. The free music available here is not very mainstream but there are a lot of options for you to check out. Also, there are reviews available for soundtracks which can be very helpful.
SoundCloud is one of the most popular websites where you can find a diverse music collection from indie bands, up-and-coming artists as well as professionals. You can either choose to listen to songs online or download them legally. Although the download option is not available for every song, they can still be streamed for free online.
3. YouTube Audio Library
If you’re a content creator looking for copyright-free music, this website is the best option for you. The library offers free music that you can either stream online or download. As the music available here falls under the Creative Commons license, it can be used for commercial purposes without any issues. However, this website is not a good option if you are looking to enjoy mainstream music.
SoundClick allows artists to provide their songs for free for online streaming and downloading. So, you can find a diverse music collection on this website including songs from unknown and established artists. However, not all content on this website is free for downloading and there is no separate section for free music. Therefore, you need to browse through the collection to find free music which can be tiresome.
Spinrilla is a one-stop shop for all your needs in hip-hop music. The website hosts a wide collection of music by new artists as well as professionals. The website offers a very clean interface and you will be able to stream and download music legally. However, there are a few tracks on this website that can only be streamed online.
Jamendo is one of the top websites if you are looking for royalty and copyright-free music from independent artists. The website offers a decent collection of music that you can download legally and use for other media. You will find a lot of custom playlists on the website as well, divided by genres and music types. But you need to create a free account to access this website.
7. Live Music Archive
Live Music Archive is a part of the Internet Archive which is a collection of ad-free content including podcasts, books, and music. The websites give you access to millions of songs which include a lot of different genres and artists. One of the best features of this website is that you will be able to download songs in multiple formats.
Bandcamp is a great option for streaming and downloading free music and the website offers thousands of songs from professional artists. The only issue we faced at Bandcamp is that the download process is quite tricky. You need to click on the “Buy” option on the songs and enter “0” as the price to download free songs.
If you want to download entire albums, then NoiseTrade is the place for you. While the music collection available here is not very mainstream, there are a lot of albums by popular artists. The website allows you to download albums in a zip file but you need to create an account first.
If you want to listen to music from new artists, then you should definitely check out ReverbNation. This platform was used by popular bands such as The Civil Wars and Imagine Dragons to get their start. You need to create an account to start listening on this platform and while all songs can be streamed online, not all of them can be downloaded.
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