Amazon is one of the top stores for purchasing music, and it is also one of the very best for downloading free music. The massive online retailer currently lists over 50, 000 songs for free download. Many of these are from rising artists competing to gain the attention of pop music fans. Amazon also does a great job of categorizing the songs for easier browsing. This is an outstanding source for discovery of new artists.
Courtesy Free Music Archive
The Free Music Archive was launched in April 2009. The site was launched by Jersey City radio station WFMU, but personnel from additional radio stations and labels serve as curators for the music in the archive. The site describes itself as "a social music website built around a curated library of free, legal audio." The New York State Music Fund has assisted in financing the creation of the archive. The Free Music Archive also provides the opportunity to donate directly to compensate participating artists. This site also makes it clear what are permissible uses for the music included. Those uses are determined by the artists themselves meaning some music may only be downloaded for listening while others are cleared for use and distribution in other ways such as background music for an audio or video production.
Dogmazic is a free music download manager based in France. It was created in 2004 and maintains a database of over 50, 000 items. It is currently undergoing a major redesign, but Dogmazic remains open for accessing materials during the reconstruction. The site is written in French, but online translators make it easily accessible.
Courtesy the Internet Archive
The Audio Archive is a sub-project of the Internet Archive, a project which aims to collect and make available archived "snapshots" of Internet content for access to researchers and the public in general. The Audio Archive is a collection that includes audio books, news broadcasts, and old time radio shows as well as music. The music collection numbers over 50, 000 recordings all available for free download. Among the treasures included are live concert recordings of the Grateful Dead, Warren Zevon, and Smashing Pumpkins.
Jamendo boasts a collection of 390, 000 free and legal tracks. That makes it one of if not the largest compendium of free and legal music available on the Internet. You have a variety of ways to browse and discover new music and artists. Jamendo was first launched in 2005 and claims to return approximately 50% of revenues to participating artists. In addition you may make donations to individual artists.
Linking music on Facebook
Facebook will let you link directly to a hosted mp3 with a nice embedded format.
However, it won't let you upload mp3s like you do videos. And the free hosting sites I've found don't support streaming play of a whole track.
Is there an easy way around this? I don't want to use the annoying "iLike" music tab, I just want to post songs as links.
Perhaps the only answer is to pay for my own bandwidth?
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