Britain’s Q magazine, “the essential music guide,” ran a story in the March 2007 issue titled “100 Best Places to get Free Music,” and listed as No. 1 in the New & Exclusive Tracks group is Apple’s iTunes.
iTunes has maintained its pole position through innovation – think celebrity playlists and the recent addition of genre-driven iMix playlists. Every Tuesday Apple also releases a Single of the Week and a Discovery Download, available free for seven days. Recent examples include tracks by Plan B, James Taylor and Boy Kill Boy
The iTunes Store differs from one country to another, so free downloads in the UK generally differ from those in America. If you want to see what they are, simply scroll to the bottom of the store’s home and choose from the pop-up menu or click on the flag button to see a visual table of all the available stores.
The remaining nine sites in the New & Exclusive Tracks category are: