If you want music online and are willing to go off the beaten path as in willing to hear some music that is not always so popular on the radio there are plenty of free music downloads to be found on the Internet. Here are a few of the different places where you can find music downloads on the web.
Indy.tv is custom radio that enables you to find independent music online. You have to download Indy and then double click the title and you rate the music while it plays. The more you rate the more your preferences will be played.
Pandora is really great as it allows you to make as many different personalized stations as you care to and enjoy your free music downloads this way as well.
Sideload is a great free music online download site with a huge MP3 selection as well. This site has a great selection of different music that you can preview before downloading. When you find a tune you like simply click on the title and a new window opens with your free music download link.
Soundclick has been around since 1997 and has upwards of 2 million free music downloads available. They also offer streaming audio that can be used for radio stations and free videos.
BeSonic requires registration (but it is free) before having access to about 12,000 songs to download. Or, you can listen to the music online via their streaming audio. They have a search option available that helps you to quickly locate the music downloads that you want.
ArtistServer is actually a social site that hosts 8,000 legal and free music downloads. It also provides free blogs, photos and MP3 ringtones so be sure to check this one out.
Audio Archive is another good place when you are looking for a free music download; they have both an MP3 and audio library that has about 100,000 free digital songs. They also offer radio shows, poetry readings, live music recordings, books and music online.
Jamendo has about 7,000 different music downloads that you can share, review and if you like what you are hearing you can make a donation directly to the artists.
These are only a few of the sites that offer music online or free music downloads there are plenty more once you take the time to start searching, but in the mean time these should get you started.