Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

Free Music?

I need free music to put on CD's...Is there any website where you can download free English/American Music that is "Legal"?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    There are several options for free, legal music downloads.

    The first is Podcasts. My favorite is Crap from the Past at crapfromthepast.com. The host Ron "Boogymoster" Gerber, describes it as a graduate level course in pop music, and he's not far off. You'll hear a lot of music that hasn't been on the air for a long time. The program is available as a podcast, with three half hour segments coming out a week.

    Another great source of Public Domain and Creative Commons music is archive.org. For example, It's amazing how much old school Jazz has fallen into the Public Domain. A lot of techno and pop artists use a Creative Commons license that makes non-commercial distribution legal.

    Jamendo.com is a record label that makes all their music available for download for free. The idea is to give away MP3s to encourage people to buy the actual CDs.

    You can also look into various music Podcasts. For example, there are some really good Celtic music podcasts, Celtic Music News being my favorite. celticmusicnews.com

    The BBC and NPR have a variety of music programs, most of which are free downloads or can be listened to as streaming media.

    Finally, there's etree.org. A LOT of artists give permission to allow the recording and distribution of their live performances. etree.org only offers "lossless" recordings, so you'll need to convert them into another format to use them on your portable media player. The good news is since these are lossless files to start with, you won't have the data degradation and conversion artifacts typical of say, converting a WMA to an MP3. It's more like ripping an CD.

    All told, there's a LOT out there free of charge.

  • 6 years ago

    Best to avoid free sites, there's a high chance you'll pick up a virus. Try Iomoio, I've been using them for 3 years now and never got a virus. Songs are all in high quality bit rate so sound a lot better than the stuff you rip from Youtube. Register with the link below and get 2 free downloads to try them out.

    http://www.iomoio.co.uk/bonus.php

  • 1 decade ago

    You can go to www.dogpile.com and do a music search for the song title, right click on one of the results and save target as, choose where you want to download it to and it will save it to your desktop. Make sure that you have the full version of the song thoguh, some of those results are thirty second samples.

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  • 5 years ago

    Yes! Here and there will be more !

  • 1 decade ago

    limewire!

  • 1 decade ago

    freemusicwhatever.net

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    LIMEWIRE!!!!

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