Free Music List December 2005

I published an article about living without the music industry a month ago. In the article I added some good sites that offered free music downloads. Lots of people replied to this article and added more sites that they used to get free music. Free, meaning free of charges and free to download without breaking the law.

I think that this is a good way to listen to great music for free, support the artists that contribute their music and show the music industry that there are other methods to distribute than forcing the customer to buy copy protected, rootkit infested overpriced music cds.

Update: I published a new updated list:  Free Music List July 2007

Today I decided to compile a big list of free music sites on the internet, I hope you enjoy this selection.

I encourage you to add his site to the list and give a rough intro to it. The list does not contain internet radio stations or streaming services, only sites that allow downloads in mp3 format (its fine if they offer additional streaming services) . I made an exception to sites that offer a huge list of streaming titles, those have been added as well.

Nameregistrationremark
3 Hivenoreview site with downloads and streams
Altsoundsnogreat assortment, not all songs downloadable
Artistopianodownloading and streaming
Bluebeatyesonly streaming
CC Mixternoonly mixes
Feels like Christmasnochristmas music
Classic Catnoprovides links to download sites
Digitalsoundsnodownloads and streams, german language
Dmusicnodownloads and streams
Download.comno
EpitonicnoStreaming and Downloading
Etree Live Concertsnobittorrent downloads
Foemno
Free Kids Songsnosongs for children
Free Sound Projectnofree sound samples
Garagebandnogood selection, hard to navigate
Into Musicnodownloads and streams
Jamendonobittorent or emule downloads
Kahvino
Karadarnoclassic music only
Legal Torrentsnobittorent downloads
Magnatunenodownloads and streaming
Mixposureno
Mp3.com.aunodownloads and streams
Mp3 Jackpotnodownloads
Muzienojapanese site
Overclocked Remixnocomputer and video game remixes
Oddio Overplaynolinks to artists homepages
Op Soundno
Purevolumeno
Singfishnoonly streaming, lots of known bands
Soundclicknofew downloads, mostly streaming
Soundliftnostreaming and downloading
Starfroschnogerman site
Superhitsnogerman, mostly german songs
Tonspionnogerman site
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Responses to Free Music List December 2005

  1. alienprotocol December 4, 2005 at 3:23 am #

    don't forget about and mp3jackpot, providing only the best free and legal mp3's on the internet for over 5 years now.

  2. Shaggy December 4, 2005 at 3:35 am #

    My favorite site for free music is:

    http://www.tractorgrease.com

    Its a collection of independent musicians from Vancouver, BC, Canada, that offer many free downloads of mp3s as well as videos.

  3. Anonymous December 4, 2005 at 3:54 am #

    Magnatunes offers both downloads and streaming

  4. DementedD December 4, 2005 at 3:58 am #

    http://www.pandora.com/ for music exploration.

  5. Tom Parker December 4, 2005 at 6:01 am #

    I write music and offer free MP3 downloads. Some of it ain't half
    bad. :-)

    http://music.tparker.net

  6. Peter December 4, 2005 at 6:22 am #

    My favorite site for music is http://www.slackermag.com/

    It is relatively new, but is coming up fast.

  7. Dillon December 4, 2005 at 9:23 am #

    Singingfish isn't streaming only. A little trick I like to call "right-clicking" the link, then combo with "Save (whatever) as." Don't tell them I told you ;)

  8. hi i'm Hans December 4, 2005 at 10:55 am #

    This site also got the free music: http://foem.info/index.php

  9. dm December 4, 2005 at 11:35 am #

    the witness exchange

  10. stefan December 4, 2005 at 12:08 pm #

    I miss http://www.artistserver.com in this list :)

  11. Ed. December 4, 2005 at 4:30 pm #

    Concrete and Clay: a "netlabel" filtering creative commons licenced mp3s for your ears. Experimental, alternative, iconoclastic.

    http://www.concreteandclay.com/mp3/

  12. somaamos December 4, 2005 at 4:39 pm #

    Try here http://www.legaltorrents.com/index.htm

    You will find:
    2063music netlabel MP3 Archives - Volume 1 - 735MB MP3
    8 Bit Peoples netlabel MP3 Archives - Volume 1 - 584MB MP3
    Best Of Webbed Hand Records Vol.1 - 671MB MP3
    etc.

    Scroll down a page or two to get to the music section.

  13. david December 4, 2005 at 4:48 pm #

    My site, Largehearted Boy, lists ten free and legal music downloads (live shows, selections from bands, singles), as well as ten live shows/demos available via bittorrent:

    http://blog.largeheartedboy.com

  14. asdf December 4, 2005 at 6:08 pm #

    Some more:

    http://amigaremix.com/
    http://scenemusic.net/

  15. Rob December 4, 2005 at 6:39 pm #

    what about http://last.fm

  16. fafco December 4, 2005 at 6:40 pm #

    MPFree.com is probably the best site for getting free music that's legal. They have more than 750,000 free tracks from every major lables and many indie labels.

  17. tomw December 4, 2005 at 7:56 pm #

    http://www.lawrence.com/mp3/top/

    This site represents the music scene for a University Town in America that has a thriving music scene. The best thing about it is that the 1000 or so MP3s are sorted by popularity.

  18. Administrator December 4, 2005 at 8:26 pm #

    22. I agree with you. Nothings for free in live. I think the main purpose for sites like the ones in the list is to give the bands a certain degree of promotion and maybe also to gain money by selling music. Money for the sites and the bands of course.

  19. Ron Landreth December 4, 2005 at 10:10 pm #

    Check out my piano solos for free here: http://www.ThirdEyeNow.com/music/

    Click on 'New Doors', 'Beyond the Apex' or 'Sound Bucket'.

  20. drefty December 4, 2005 at 7:19 pm #

    Another point to note, there are websites that offer
    lawfully free mp3 downloads whose primary purpose is not necessarily
    to offer music for free. For example, stinsonstudios.com is a music studio whose purpose is to get musicians to buy studio time with them. They offer mp3 demos of what they can do, and, for obvious reasons, the demos are particularly good. This phenomenon is what an economist would refer to as 'positive externalities' and there are many other examples just like it.

  21. dcdjason December 5, 2005 at 2:33 am #

    A handful of major label act mp3s can be found on AOL Music at http://music.aol.com/songs/downloads/mp3_main?icid=songs:mp3

  22. KAMI no kodomo December 5, 2005 at 10:40 am #

    http://muziek.o-c-g.nl : 6 complete CD's of the OCG avriable for download in MP3 and OGG Vorbis!

    Site is in Dutch but its easy to understand huw to click. Music itself is in German.

  23. logu December 5, 2005 at 12:02 pm #

    I translate your informations in italian, on http://www.liveweb24.net , I wrote the source of information linking the post with your site, I hope you agree with it.

    Regards, and compliments for the site.
    logu
    http://www.logu.it
    http://www.liveweb24.net

  24. bart December 5, 2005 at 12:07 pm #

    Vitaminic (http://vitaminic.com) does, contrary to your comment, offer mp3 downloads, besides the Real streaming. Only, you have to dig deeper into the site, and go to the artists' own pages, first. The streams are far easier to reach, directly from the charts.

  25. Brad December 5, 2005 at 6:47 pm #

    Aurgasm: http://aurgasm.us/
    Eclectic

  26. Sam December 6, 2005 at 8:29 am #

    http://www.thepowerless.com

    this band offers all their tracks for free and they have high production quality.

  27. dnial December 7, 2005 at 3:42 pm #

    this french wiki has tons of links to sites with excellent free mp3s: http://rezal404.org/wikini/wakka.php?wiki=Mp3Legal

  28. tmillsap December 7, 2005 at 6:12 pm #

    need music for an ipod - subscription sites like MP3Musiq are they
    good quality and the subscription a really good deal. Mom in need of advice

  29. Molly O'Poverty December 10, 2005 at 8:36 pm #

    i'm a little saddened no one mentioned my site as their favorite... so i will:

    Molly O'Poverty's Guide to (Mostly) Free Music is just that, terrific music i've found that's offered freely and legally (either by the artist(s) or the labels themselves). the Guide got a big write up on Lifehacker back in June when it was launched, too

    http://www.mollyopoverty.com

  30. John December 11, 2005 at 5:56 am #

    http://www.pandora.com has streaming services, but they offer a ton of music options, so I thought I'd mention it.

  31. rickdog December 11, 2005 at 1:35 pm #

    my favorite site for downloads, and music in general, is Tilos radio in Budapest.
    Fantasic shows 24 hrs a day with extensive archives.
    Since it's in Hungarian, it's tricky getting around.
    Using FaganFinder to translate helps a lot:
    http://www.faganfinder.com/urlinfo/

    Here's some main pages:
    http://tilos.hu/musorok/hetfo.html - daily show downloads
    http://tilos.hu/extra/letolt_djk.html - specials
    http://tilos.hu/index_real.html - main index
    http://tilos.hu/index2.html - index 2
    http://timea.tilos.hu/ - another view of shows, some kind of rating system
    http://tilos.hu/djk/index.html - DJ page

    most shows have their own blog pages with playlists, e.g.
    http://blog.tilos.hu/roadmovie/

    Live Stream: http://yp.tilos.hu/tilos_high.ogg

    blog: http://blog.tilos.hu/

    ---
    Here's a wonderful world music blog from Budapest:
    http://nomax.sarok.org/

  32. Prod_gy Archives December 12, 2005 at 12:54 am #

    classic rock, discographies of famous artists

  33. gothesque December 12, 2005 at 1:37 am #

    Just to say that you list ampcast.com as only allowing streaming but it does allow some downloads
    try searching for 'three dead trolls in a baggie'
    i believe it is to do with the artists decision

  34. Jesse December 15, 2005 at 11:12 am #

    Don't forget soundclick.com

  35. ChinaCat1120 January 4, 2006 at 8:32 am #

    There's TONS of great downloads to be had at http://www.archives.org...
    music, video, text, software and all FREE!!

    GREAT selection of old school films (Coronet, Mr. Bungle)

  36. Mark Branden January 9, 2006 at 8:44 pm #

    SignHereOnline.NET provides unlimited free mp3 downloads of music composed by unsigned artists. I like this site because it allows you to voluntarily rate the artists featured on the site.

  37. dnial January 31, 2006 at 1:49 am #

    another huge legal mp3 wiki, inspired by a kuro5hin thread:
    http://www.redferret.net/pmwiki

  38. Tabitha March 8, 2006 at 9:51 pm #

    Lots and lots of live shows from our great rockers

  39. storm April 28, 2006 at 7:18 am #

    For more free music... mandyleigh.com .
    fantastic singer/songwriter. very eclectic, but mainly mellow on the site.

  40. nick July 5, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    Thanks chap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This plethora of information has really been a great advantage. Hope you continue this service in its intact way.God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. lindamood bell July 7, 2009 at 12:15 pm #

    hi nice article list great work and thanks for u sear this with us

  42. Michael July 7, 2009 at 9:04 pm #

    DUDUKI.NET :: Music portal :: Music albums, Discography, Band/Performer/Artist profiles

  43. Classical Connect July 24, 2009 at 10:23 pm #

    Our free site, Classical Connect (www.classicalconnect.com) features more than 2,000 pieces of classical music. It serves as an alternative venue for hundreds of talented musicians. The site is well organized: users browse it by instrument and composer or search for any name.

  44. Gal July 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    No way record firms will be able to take free music from the internet, this is just unrealistic

  45. bollywood music March 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    i think they all work very nice.

  46. Pete Smith April 19, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Give it away I say

    Songs from our catalog have been played by hundreds of radio stations and podcasters worldwide and it didn't cost them a penny, in return we got exposure and promotion.....sounds like a good deal to me, that's why many of our tracks have been released under a creative commons license and are free to download. So what if you lose out on lost sales, you gain more in the long term by increasing your fan base (If you can survive that long)

    With such an overcrowded market place giving away your music is essential in my opinion. The biggest problem for emerging indie artists today is obscurity, not piracy. To find out more listen to The Antiqcool Podcast
    http://antiqcool.podbean.com/2010/01/22/the-antiqcool-podcast-episode-1-how-can-you-be-a-part-of-our-success/

  47. Six sigma June 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    i think the list is great and worth to watch.

  48. monk July 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    There's also a lot of new online tools ot there online.

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