4 Free Music Download Sites (They're Legal, Too!)

Legally discover new talent on these free music download sites

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Looking for great free music download sites? You're in luck! There is a ton of free streaming music on the internet. Some is produced by artists just waiting to be discovered, but some is the top popular music you'll hear on radio stations around the world. Much of this music can be legally downloaded because it's offered with a creative commons license that allows you to listen, copy, share, or burn the tracks to CD. For free.

The list of free music download sites below gives you access to thousands of music tracks you can download for free, and they are completely legal! Oh, and by the way; if you ever need help figuring out what a song is or what the lyrics truly are, there are free sites for that, too.

The Jamendo Music logo

Jamendo Music hosts over 470,000 music tracks for you to download for free. A lot of the content is covered by the Creative Commons license which generally gives you the freedom to copy and share your music discoveries.

The Jamendo Music service also gives you the opportunity to review, share,  and even make a donation to the artist if you like what you hear.

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The SoundClick logo

SoundClick is a social music service that has been live since 1997. It has over 5 million full-length tracks available to listen to.

Their music is either offered via streaming audio, MP3 downloads, or purchases from SoundClick's store. Not all tracks are free, but there are still a staggering amount of free songs and albums that can be downloaded.

SoundClick also provides a selection of radio stations and free music videos too.

Don't forget, you can often save audio streams from the internet for listening later via the Analog Hole.

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The BeSonic Logo

Once you have registered for free with BeSonic, you will be able to gain access to thousands of songs to download or listen to via streaming audio.

As with most music download sites, there is a search tool which you can use to quickly find the free music that interests you.

BeSonic also has music charts so you can quickly see what's popular in your chosen genre.

Archive.org Music Download Logo

Audio Archive is an audio and MP3 library that hosts over 2 million free digital audio files.

Download music and audio about a range of different subjects, including news and public affairs, radio shows, book, and poetry readings and live music recordings.