Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Links for Free & Legal Music

Here are some links where you can find free and legal music:

InSound - The site offers a great collection of free indie downloads. The artists can be browsed alphabetically. The search engine is also available.
MySpace - MySpace is a very cool site where you can find a bunch of stuff of different music genres. Some songs can be only streamed, and for others, the downloads are available as well as song lyrics. There is a lot of resources related to each artist as pics, bios, links, etc.
Download.com - Another site that offers free download of all kinds of music. It provides a short artist info as well.
Epitonic - A great site with a remarkable collection of songs both in mp3 and wma format. It offers a detailed info on every artist and you can stream some albums as well. The artists are classified by genre and a search engine is available.
Vitaminic - A lot of artists, styles, informations, etc. Songs can be streamed or downloaded. Mostly independent artists.
AudioGalaxy - Another nice site with a lot of free music and artist informations.
Amazon - Maybe you didn't know but Amazon.com offers a large number of songs that are free to download.
DMusic - Large archive classified by genre.
3Hive - Non-commercial site with a remarkable archive of free downloads.
Iuma - Mostly less known artist. Classified by genres.
Bootleg - An archive of links to bootleg recordings of many artists. The artists are classified in alphabetical order.
Peel's Collection - It's Radio Plus free and legal collection of John Peel's Session recordings. Classified by date and artist name.
Pitchfork - An archive of indie songs.
Matador Rec - It's an archive of free downloads from Matador Rec bends incl. Pavement, Guided by Voices, Arab Strap, etc.
Relapse - A punk label with a nice archive of free downloads.
Elephant 6 - A label of Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples In Stereo, Olivia Tremor Control, etc. with a bunch of bootlegs free to download.
Saddle Creek - A label of Bright Eyes, The Faint, Broken Spindles, etc. with a lot of songs freely available.

Certainly, there is much more sources of free music lying around the net. The sites of artist and their labels usually provide significant number of free downloads. If you have some site worth to be added to this list, please leave it in the comments.


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