|Some enlightened mainstream
artists and record labels have discovered that
offering free to download MP3's to their fans and
potential fans enhances interest in their music
and does not decrease album sales. Undiscovered
artists often make their music available as MP3s
to download as a way to build an audience. This
means that there is plenty of free music on the
net if you know where to find it. We do and we
share these links with you.
Amazon.com has a
page of free music downloads categorized by genre.
Like much on Amazon, it's a bit hard to find your
way around. By using your browser's back button
and by trial and error we found more than 100
tunes to add to our play list from established and
up and coming artists.
The purpose of
AMPFEA.org is to
maintain an open, world-wide community for anyone
who has an interest in art-forms which
predominantly depend on the application of
Anti Records is a
small record label with an eclectic group of
artists. Click on an artist from the drop down
menu and you'll find news, photos and a song or
two to download.
is currently home to
Steve Earle, Sugarcult, Kittie, Jesse Malin, as
well as veteran artists Pretenders, Peter Wolf and
the late Warren Zevon. There are plenty of free to
download MP3s on the download page.
is an impressive site for music
information, music chat, videos, message boards
and hundreds of downloads in MP3 and windows media
offers free music downloads by mp3 music artists,
listen to free music, Free Promotion for artists
focuses on new, independent music & allows you to
use interactive features to discover, hear &
collect it. They are dedicated to providing
independent labels & artists a better opportunity
to be heard. Right now, the site is loaded with
hundreds of free, hand selected & fully legal
mp3s, with brand new ones uploaded daily.
Classic Cat is a
directory with links to over 3200 free to download
classical performances on the internet, sorted by
composer and work.
The Concert: A
Classical Music Podcast
free recordings of classical
music performed live in the Isabella
Stewart Gardner Museumís Tapestry Room. These
exclusive recordings from our regular concert
series feature performances by acclaimed master
musicians and up-and-coming young artists. A new
program is posted every two weeks, so check back
often, or receive automatic updates delivered
directly to your computer or portable mp3 player
with a free subscription.
Aside from being the oldest online
digital music community,
DMusic is a
hosting platform for artists. We have built
website technology to allow musicians to plug
their official websites in to our platform,
enabling them to add far more interactive
components to their website than they normally
could. DMusic.com is a portal front end for all of
these sites, plus the hundreds of artists who sign
up for simple templated pages they can administer
through some of the same tools the official
websites have. In addition DMusic.com also
provides digital music news, reviews, information
and a highly interactive environment for users to
interact with their favorite DMusic musicians and
other DMusic users.
artists upload their music. You download
it. This is a fun place to look for up and coming
talent and to get a chuckle or two over the
material that some people see fit to submit. Each
artist classifies their tracks by genre or genres.
There is some editorial content that helps to
identify the best submissions.
goal is to exalt the
unexalted, to bring you goth, noise, electronica,
techno, punk, indie rock, darkwave, no wave,
jungle, hardcore, world music, and things we would
dare never even classify. Utilizing the liberated
mp3 format, Epitonic.com aspires to live up to our
neologistic moniker, the center from which waves
of disruptive purity emit.
is a free collection of full tracks taken from
some of the best albums of recent years.
It is intended as a guide to
the quality and variety of music that is currently
available through Fish Records.
Free music downloads from
change twice a month and can be streamed or
downloaded for free.
features individual artists as well
as book and film reviews on top of their base of
daily music reviews. Extra features include show
reviews, interviews and a weekly column called
From the Basement. They post fourteen music
reviews a week and update our news section daily.
As their name suggests, their focus is in
Underground Music Archive
is a website started by unknown artists looking to
find an audience.
Using the site is easy. Go to the home page, find
a genre of music you like, and start listening to
new music. You can sample it in Real Audio and
then pull the MP3s when you find something you
like. You can also visit Artist's IUMA web site
and interact with the artist through email and
message boards. If you've got work to do, we
suggest you launch IUMA Radio and let your
favorite genre play in the background while you
prides itself as being the premier site for for
fans of underground music and film and as
representing the best of the indie spirit. They
take an active role in bringing the best
underground culture to the surface. Insound will
give you a million reasons to read, write, watch
and listen. They also have a page of MP3s to
download for your entertainment.
Fill your mp3 player with a ton a free & legal
mp3s from the best new bands/artists
Create your own listener profile
Create your own listener stations and share
with your friends.
Sign up as an iSOUND listener to interact
with 1,000's of other music fans online.
The artists on
release their music under Creative Commons
licenses. All of these licenses allow you to
listen, copy, share, or burn the songs to an audio
Live Music Archive
Live Music Archive.
etree.org is a community committed to providing
the highest quality live concerts in a lossless,
is "try before you buy." It's the shareware
model applied to music. Listen to 326 complete MP3
albums. If you like what you hear, download an
album for as little as $5 (you pick the price), or
buy a real CD, or license our music for commercial
has often been
characterized (not by the label itself) as an
underground or ďindieĒ rock label, over the years,
the labelís musical direction has grown, to the
point where many hip hop, electronic and
experimental acts play as prominent a role in the
labelís sound & future as any number of
singer/songwriters and rock bands. Sometimes all
of the above converge.
always has about 18 music files to download. They
are licensed and expire in 30 days.
project begins with the intent of promoting the
musical creations and interpretations of a group
of professional musicians. Through the website, we
offer -free of charge- an archive of recordings
not available on the market. The archive -whose
formation is progressive- is made up only of music
that artists can use freely:
- Music in the public domain (for which the
protection guaranteed by copyright has expired
−70 years after the death of the composer-
making its reproduction, distribution, and
- or contemporary music by composers who
authorize the not-for-profit distribution of
their work through the site with the use of the
Creative Commons licences.
Musopen is a community driven, online music
repository started by a music and economics
college student named Aaron Dunn. This site takes
music that is in the public domain, meaning a work
that belongs to the community, and has it recorded
by individuals and college/community orchestras
throughout the United States and stored online so
it can be accessed for free through this website.
Opsound is a
record label and sound pool using an open source,
copyleft model, an experiment in practical gift
economics, a laboratory for new ways of releasing
music. Visit the Opsound Open Pool for free
copyleft music downloads.
promotes artists that deserve to be heard, and
that you'll be glad to discover. The big corporate
music machine tends to pass over some of the best
art for the sake of commercialism and "risk
management" - Paste Music doesn't. The styles
you'll find here are eclectic - but with a
singular focus on excellent songcraft. While the
vehicles may differ, the commonality is in the
poetry, the stories, the truths, and the emotions
of the artists.
offers over 125,000 downloadable songs, over
100,000 rising artist profiles.
is a music website that features
both signed and unsigned bands. You will find
well-known artists such as Janet Jackson, Sarah
McLachlan, Moby, Gravediggaz, PM Dawn, Phil
Collins, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Letters To
Cleo. But they also offer thousands of great
unsigned bands looking for their big break. All
songs are available in streaming audio in up to
near CD quality, and most of the songs are also
available as free legal MP3 downloads.
are the Music Industry. Download tracks from
independent, unsigned, and underground artists for
free, if you like it you can support it.
SUB POP RECORDS
SUB POP RECORDS
has sample MP3s for the artists on their label.
Tonspion is a
Danish site, in German we think. Nevertheless
there are lots of MP3's to download, and most of
them in English, a lot by artists you've heard of
and enjoy. Go figure.
The Wired CD
These musicians are saying that true creativity
needs to be open, fluid, and alive. When it comes
to copyright, they are pro-choice. Here are
that encourage people to play with their
tunes, not just play them.