I was looking around the web today for music and thought I’d tell you about some of the stuff I found.
From Mike Crawford’s site, Links to Tens of Thousands of Legal Music Downloads,
You don’t need to worry about getting sued by the Recording Industry Association of America or arrested by the FBI if you download legal music. Many independent and unsigned musicians offer downloads of their music in hopes of attracting more fans.
Some of the sites he lists include:
• Jamendo – Open Your Ears
• Ogg Frog Free Music Torrents – Bit Torrent downloads of Creative Commons-licensed music.
• Trotch – Music is Timeless. The Music Business is Not.
• Asian Classical Music in MP3 Format
• Public Domain 4U – Best in Public Domain MP3s
• kahvi collective – sound has the power to make the world a better place
• micromusic – (I’m not sure how to describe it — Mike)
• Unsigned Band Web – We are a music portal featuring artists from all genres and all nations!
• Motagator Music – Cajun, Zydeco, Folk, Roots and Blues music
• ACIDplanet – your world of music
There’s lots more at his site, so go take a look.
I usually prefer independent artists to the commercial stuff, so I looked around and found a few sites, like GarageBand.com. Also take a look at ArtistGigs.com, ArtistLaunch.com and AudioStreet.net.
Meanwhile, MTV has a free music download site. Artist Direct Free Music Download MP3 looks OK and keeps a featured download list.
Leave a comment and lt me know about other places and good bands that you know about.