Best Free and Legal Online Music Websites
Music websites continue to be created to share a heap of information with people around the world. When you are looking for music websites online though, you want them to include two important features: you want them to be free and you most definitely want them to be legal to use. And when it comes to music, you might expect different sites to allow you to accomplish different things, like downloading music, streaming music, obtaining lyrics or catching up on all of the latest music news.
Not all music websites are created equal, though – either they’re poorly organized, don’t offer anything new, or they are extremely generic. We put together this list of great music websites to avoid those problems. You can count on this list to point you in the right direction.
The Best Websites for Downloading Music
When you want music on your own computer or cloud to create playlists and such, you can do so by checking out the following websites.
BearShare – Similar to the old school downloading sites, this site allows you to access over 20 million songs and music videos around the globe. The site has not been around very long, but it is free and legal. It simply requires you to download a player to your computer.
Downplayer – This site features downloads of a variety of songs including garage bands and top bands from around the globe. The site is also updated daily with 10 new MP3s so that you always have access to new material.
Grooveshark – This site has been around for a few years now and makes it possible to download as well as stream music from virtually anywhere. There are many genres available and there is also a social media feature where people can share music that they enjoy.
MySpoonful – MySpoonful is a music site started in San Francisco and can be accessed from a computer or a mobile device. Independent music is the focus of this site and all of it is free and legal. The site also features an email newsletter for subscribers.
RCRD LBL – This site is similar to 120 Minutes on MTV, featuring all of the latest music as well as free downloads from marquee and emerging artists. Music can also be delivered via social media, mobile apps as well as various personalized emails, including RCRD Selections and RCRD of the Day.
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