There are hundreds of ways to download free songs legally
Average money saved : $10.00
1Visit your favorite bands MySpace accounts. Often bands upload their songs for people to listen and sometimes you are also allowed to download them from MySpace.
2Also, visit bands homepages. Sometimes they offer an option to download their music.
3Register in Last.fm. This site is best-known for their good radio streaming service, but on a page www.last.fm/music/+free-music-downloads they also offer a nice selection of free downloads.
4www.archive.org/details/etree is a community committed in providing with high quality live recordings. This is a great place to complement your existing music collection thanks to their long list of commercial and indie artists performing live.
5Amazon has lots of free music available in their store. At the moment there are over thousand of free songs, including album samplers.
6There’s a festival called South By South West (SBSW) which is annually held in Austin, Texas. All the music from 2005 till 2009 is available for free download on hewgill.com/sxsw.
7Check out freemusicarchive.org. It’s a movement inspired by open source ideas and you’ll get free and legal music by indie artists for download.
8If you’re a fan of good remixes, visit a site called ccMixer at ccmixter.org. There you’ll find tons of quality remixes for free download.
9If you’re familiar with torrents technology, visit site www.legaltorrents.com, where you can find thousands of music files, all legally downloadable.
10 A page called www.artistserver.com maintains a huge collection of free and perfectly legal music files.
11If you use iTunes, then every week iTunes releases a Single of the Week, Discovery Download and also Latino Single of the Week. These three are all free and open for downloading and listening with your iTunes or iPod. Visit site www.itsfreedownloads.com to find out more.
12Wikipedia has gigantic list of classical music downloads, all in public domain or shared by commons law. Visit this link to find your favorite: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sound/list. For classical music there is also a site www.classiccat.net. This is a directory with links over 5000 free to download classical performances.
13Site www.mp3.com/free-music has a long list of artists whose music you can download and enjoy for free.
14If you are a fan of heavy metal, visit www.hell-cat.com. This is a site for Hellcat Records, an independent label which also offers free music samples by their artists. But if you’re more of a punk rock fan, visit www.fatwreck.com/audio, where you can find quality punk rock tracks free for download.
15For indie-lovers there are sites like mp34u.muzic.com or www.tuneshout.com, where you can discover new cool artists and listen to their work – all legal and free.
16For reggae-lovers I suggest to visit site mp3.dubroom.org where one can find all the reggae you need, all free for download.
17If your heart beats to the rhythm of electro, then www.electrobel.be is for you. This is a community committed in bringing artists together, organizing events and promoting electronic music.
18If you’re interested in major labels, you should check out www.qtrax.com. It’s a site where you can legally download music from major record labels. Also, www.ez-tracks.com offers the same option – on that site you can browse through thousands of different major record label artists and download their tracks for free.
19There are also sites from where you can download music for your children. Visit freekidsmusic.com/music-ab.html to find all kinds of cheerful sounds your kid will love. But if you want something for Christmas, visit feelslikechristmas.com to download old favorite holiday songs, all free and legal.