There are several strategies for finding free MP3 files on the Internet. SoundCloud and Bandcamp are home to thousands of independent music artists, many of whom enable free downloads of their music. Some Bandcamp artists allow visitors to either download music for free or set their own price.
One of the largest repositories of free MP3s on the Internet is Jamendo.com, with nearly 400,000 tracks from 40,000 artists. Amazon.com offers over 40,000 free MP3s in its online digital music store. Similarly, the Free Music Archive hosts over 60,000 public domain and Creative Commons licensed songs available for free download. MP3.com also contains an archive of free songs, but it is not as extensive.
PureVolume.com is a social media platform designed to help promote independent artists. The majority of tracks on PureVolume are available to download for free. Similarly, NoiseTrade.com is a promotional platform where visitors can download free songs in exchange for their email address and zip code. QTrax.com is also home to free MP3 downloads, but the catch is that users must download the QTrax player application.
Finally, SoundClick.com is home to a community of independent artists, much like Soundcloud or Bandcamp. Many artists allow visitors to download their music for free.