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Daniel Punch has put together an article which points you to various places on the web, where you can get free and legal music either for downloads or streaming. He says while you can find a lot of music for downloads on an artist’s website or […]

Daniel Punch has put together an article which points you to various places on the web, where you can get free and legal music either for downloads or streaming. He says while you can find a lot of music for downloads on an artist’s website or on the record label’s website, there are few places which are a virtual treasure vault of free music, especially if you don’t care for mainstream tunes. For smaller bands, Punch suggests GarageBand, and Pure Volume. MP3.com is the perennial favorite, though I have had tough time finding music which I love there. Does anyone else have more links? Better ones, I hope? Drop them in the comments section!

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  1. you can somewhat “abuse” launch.com’s radio station by using your preferences to become selective of what you want to listen to when you do an artist station. for instance, I can *basically* listen most of “death cab for cutie” on their fan station if I just X out the other bands that get played. this was of course before YME, but now the $6 is worth it.

  2. Marshall Kirkpatrick Saturday, September 24, 2005

    Check out Creative Commons’ search enigine at http://creativecommons.org/find/

    and for podcast lovers there’s the Podshow network’s new Podsafe Music Network at http://music.podshow.com/

    See especially CC Chapman’s Accident Hash music podcast at http://accidenthash.podshow.com/

  3. This site has a bazillion downloads available, mostly by independent artists. Nicely organized with both streaming and download available: http://music.download.com

  4. Om,

    Check out this site – more than 8,000 free shows – legal and blessed by the bands:

    http://www.archive.org/audio/etreelisting-browse.php

  5. The NY Times had a feature on this topic:
    http://tinyurl.com/63j4k

    Epitonic
    Webjay
    Furthurnet
    The Library of Congress
    Folkways
    Internet Archive
    IUMA

    etc.

  6. http://www.soundclick.com really good site, various genres including underground artistes

  7. If you are into electronic music DemoStreams is a new budding community, from some of your favorite local and qauzi Rockstar Dj’s and Producers.

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