Where Can You Legally Download Songs and Videos for Free?


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As of 2015, Archive.org allows users to legally download free music and videos. The website contains content uploaded by its users, and uploads must include a creative commons license as part of the uploading process; this ensures the content is being uploaded by the owner of the media being provided. The websites video library includes a variety of content, such as classic movies and news broadcasts. Its music library includes audio files ranging from old radio shows to original music.

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Archive.org also provides free streaming for most of its content online, with the option to download for offline use. New music and video files are uploaded frequently, and users are provided an RSS feed featuring the most recently added content. Creating a free account is required to write reviews and engage in forums. Archive.org also has the right to remove any music or video content that doesn’t comply with its rules.

Jamendo and NoiseTrade are services that also provide free music downloads online. Both websites allow users to discover new music from upcoming artists. NoiseTrade does require users to enter an email address and zip code before downloading music files. The service also provides the option for users to tip artists or help promote them to friends.

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