Free Music List July 2007

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 19, 2007
Updated • May 10, 2022
Music, Music and Video

The article Free Music List December 2005 was a very successful article back in 2005 and I finally found the time to update the article with new sites and get rid of links to sites that do not exist anymore. Most of the sites listed below allow downloads even for non registered users, several ask you to register after downloading some albums and some require a registration before you can start to download or stream music.

I added genres to several sites if it was obvious and did not mention one if the site offered more than one genre. Downloads means that you can directly download music - normally mp3 files - from the site while streaming means that you can stream the music on the website.

Take a look at my article about Grab++ for a possible method to download music from sites that stream music. Feel free to add any music site that you know and is not in the list.

Major Sites: Netlabels (downloads)
Audiostreet (downloads, streaming)
CCMixter (downloads, streaming)
Dance Industries (downloads, streaming)
Digital Sounds Electronic Music (downloads)
DMusic [downloads, streaming]
Electrobel Electronic music (downloads, streaming)
Epitonic (downloads, streaming) (torrent downloads)
FOEM (downloads)
Garageband (downloads, streaming)
Gigatracks (downloads, streaming)
Jamendo (torrent downloads, streaming)

Only Streaming:

Altsounds Alternative (streaming)
Artistopia (streaming)
Blogmusic (streaming)
Bluebeat (streaming)
CDBaby (streaming) (streaming)
Fabchannel Concerts (streaming)
Imeem (streaming)
Intomusic (streaming) (streaming)
Magnatune (streaming) (streaming)
Musicovery Find new music (streaming)
Musicmesh Find similar artists (streaming)
Musipedia Midi Files (streaming)
Seeqpod (streaming)
Soundpedia (streaming) (streaming)
Stereokiller (streaming)


3Hive (downloads)
Free Albums Galore (downloads)
Gratisvibes (download, streaming)
Large Hearted Boy (downloads)
MP3 Blog (downloads)
Blocsonic (downloads)
Starfrosch (downloads)


Better Propaganda (downloads, streaming)
Cantaria Traditional Western European Folk (downloads)
Classic Cat Classic Music (downloads)
Feels Like Christmas Christmas Songs vocal and instrumental (downloads)
Free Children's Music Children's Music (download, streaming)
Freesound Sounds, not songs (downloads)
Kahvi (streaming, download)
Karadar Classic Music, currently script problems (downloads)
Lawrence (downloads)
Legal Torrents (torrent downloads)
Mixposure Indie Music (downloads, streaming)
MP3 Jackpot (downloads)
Muzie Japanese site (downloads, streaming)
New Trinity Baroque Classic Music (streaming, downloads)
Overclocked Remix remixed game music (torrent downloads)
Opsound (downloads)
Piano Society Classical music (downloads)
Public Domain 4U (downloads)
Pure Volume (downloads, streaming)
Unexotica Amiga music archive (downloads)
Soundclick (streaming)
Soundlift (streaming)
South by Southwest 2007 (download)
South by Southwest 2006 (download)
South by Southwest 2005 (download)
Superhits (downloads)
Tonspion German site (downloads)
Weed Files (downloads)


Tutorials & Tips

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  1. Justin said on November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    The warning message about AAC streams when you load streams is because you don’t have the free Orban AAC/aacPlus Player Plugin installed.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Justin, thanks for the information.

  2. santosh said on December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    does this support AAC ? or only mp3 streaming

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 1, 2011 at 1:43 am

      I’d say it supports all pls streams but I have not tried that so cannot verify it 100%.

  3. Barnabas said on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Martin for a most informative and viable solution (it allowed me to play streams from a Netherland internet radio station in my WMP)! Continued success to you!

    Barnabas (USA)

  4. AppleRome said on October 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Your steps’ recommendation is still valid until 7th October 2012.. Thank you very much !!

  5. Laura said on December 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you!

  6. sak2005 said on December 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    You must convert file.pls to file.m3u
    because file.pls open with winamp and file.m3u open with wmp.

  7. Lithium said on February 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    2017 still kicking on Windows 7
    Thx a ton

  8. Dennis said on April 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Hey, even i can do it, i stumbled through it and it works great! The only instruction advice i will add as i had to figure this out, when the wmp box opens that says save or open the bar on right says wmp click that drop down and select “open pls in wmp” once you do that it will work . Took me quite some time to discover that as i am no computer expert by any means. Having said that, previously i had downloaded codec packages and something about aac. None did any good. This rocks, i listen to a lot of internet radio and a number of them have dropped flash player and getting wmp to work had been a nightmare. So many thanks for this great solution to another problem that Micro-Hell will not even address. Peace- Out

  9. stephen marshall said on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    openplsinwmp came in a zip file. I unpacked it, and didn’t find anything that looks like an executable, and even the files in the “doc” folder were in a format windows didn’t recognize. I’m not stupid. you said it would open effortlessly. It didn’t. This a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down.

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