While getting music illegally may seem like a good idea sometimes, it is still much better to find a legit way to do it.
When you download the songs illegally, you aren’t supporting the musicians you like. However, it’s even more important that you risk your devices’ safety in this case. And the reason for that is simple: the sites where you can get music for free are often unsafe to visit, let alone to download something. So, when you’re trying to get those tempting dree tunes, you can easily get some malware as a “bonus”, which you obviously should avoid. With that said, there are still some options worth trying out when it comes to downloading free music, and you’ll find them here in this article. So, keep reading, frugality enthusiasts!
Free Music Archive
WFMU Radio New Jersey launched a project in 2009, to make music of all genres more accessible, resulting in the Free Music Archive. WFMU has cooperated with lots of partners to make this site a true gem for all music lovers.
There are two main ways of how the site gets tracks:
- It lists available music posted by the partners of this project.
- Its users can download the songs they created to the archives.
As a result, we have an impressive collection to browse through endlessly. Thankfully, there are more efficient ways to do it, for example, you can choose to listen to a particular genre or simply use the search function. What’s more, there are lots of podcasts available, as well as the studio sessions of popular radio stations, for example, Seattle’s KEXP.