Finding Free MP3s on Amazon's Digital Music Store

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Finding And Downloading Free Music on Amazon MP3

You might think that all the digital music in the Amazon MP3 Store comes at a price. However, there is quite a good selection of free songs that can be downloaded (or streamed to your computer / mobile device). Chances are you won't see this free content on the main page of Amazon MP3, but it's easy to find using the service's filtering options.

To start discovering free digital music on Amazon, go to Amazon's Digital Music Service and follow the steps below:

  1. In the left menu pane, look down the list of options until you see the section called Digital Music Deals. If you don't see this option (because you're not in the U.S.), then see the tips section at the end of this guide.
  2. Click the More Deals option.
  3. To search for free songs on the Amazon MP3 Store, click Free in the Songs by Price section (in the left menu pane).
  4. By default, all free songs on Amazon MP3 will by displayed, but you can refine the results to drill down to something more specific. If you want to view a particular type of music for instance, look in the left menu pane (under the Digital Music section) and click on a genre. You can also change the sort order such as: song title, artist, album, etc. This is achieved by clicking the down-arrow next to the Sort Order option near the right-hand side of the screen.
  5. When you've found a song you'd like to download, click on the Free button to start downloading. If you want to find out more about the song first, click on its title.
  1. Once you have clicked on the Free button you will have to log into your Amazon account. Type in your email address / password and then click Sign in Using Our Secure Server.
  2. On the Review Order screen, check the sub-total is zero and then click the Place Your Order button.
  3. You will now be able to either stream the song from your Amazon music library or download the MP3.

    To find and download free albums, just repeat the process from step 3. But, click on Free in the Albums by Price section instead of choosing songs.


    • In some countries you won't see the Digital Music Deals option in the left pane of the Amazon MP3 Store. If this is the case try clicking on the Best Selling Songs option first and then using the Sort Order facility (on the right-hand side of the screen). Select the option to sort prices from low to high -- any free stuff will be displayed first.
    • To save time downloading multiple free songs or albums, consider adding them to your MP3 basket before checking out.
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