Saturday, August 25, 2007

Free Music Downloads And Streaming.

Music makes the world go round and free music..well, that will be heavenly. Music that is free to download without copyright infringements or illegal file sharing is great way to access good music, support the artists that contribute their music and at the same time, networking with like-minded music fans. Besides, it also provides an alternative to the music industry practices of forcing the customer to buy copy protected and overpriced music cds which are sometimes, rookit infested. The Web offers a treasure trove of free music and the following are popular free music download sites :
Jamendo is a music sharing platform where artists distribute their music under Creative Commons licenses and allows you to download, remix and share their music freely. It uses peer-to-peer networks like BitTorrent or eMule to legally distribute albums and users can freely download music from all genres, write reviews and participate in community forum discussions. Other features like their music recommendation system, iRATE, will help you find music to suit your tastes and also provides information of live concerts by local artists in your area.
A CNET Networks Entertainment property, is a slick, all-inclusive music site that offers unlimited access to free audio and video streams of new releases from major artists and thousands of free mp3 music downloads from emerging independent artists. It's community of music fans fuels the site with user-generated content ranging from independent and major-label artist with songs, videos, photos and news. The site also offers artist information like bios, live sessions, exclusive interviews and weekly podcasts.
Dedicated to new and independent music, the site is loaded with thousands of free, specially selected and fully legal MP3 music downloads. Offering music news and reviews, the site also hosts free previews of up-and-coming bands like Interpol, Modest Mouse and Guided by Voices, with each band getting its own page with links to reviews, articles and hosted MP3s.
Focusing on live concert recordings, is an award-winning leader in lossless digital audio distribution on the Internet and provides live concert recordings in a losslessly-compressed and downloadable format. All of the music on is free and 100% legal to download, trade and burn. Etree promotes and shares these shows through FTP and BitTorrent which helps you to download faster.
Garageband features free and downloadable music by unsigned and independent artists and allows users to contact the bands, meet other music lovers, create your own podcast and most importantly, hear works by new artists before they become famous.
While not offering free music downloads, with only music streaming without charge, this site deserves a mention because of it's unique pricing system. Users are allow to stream music in MP3 format (no DRM) without any charge before choosing whether to download it or not. Buyers choose their own price, from US $5 to $8 per album, and may download music they have purchased in WAV, FLAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and AAC encoding formats. Music files sold by Magnatune do not use any form of Digital Rights Management, which prevent customers from making copies of music files they have purchased but Magnatune actually encourages buyers to share up to three copies with friends.

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