Good websites to legally download music for free include Free Music Archive, PureVolume, MadeLoud and NoiseTrade. Music fans can also access free tracks on iTunes and Amazon.
Most free and legal download websites operate on a promotional basis. Indie artists can use websites such as MadeLoud, PureVolume, or NoiseTrade to connect with fans, promote their work and offer freebies in exchange for spreading the word. Users can download tracks or albums that musicians choose to share with fans.
Amazon offers a wide variety of free songs through its MP3 music store. Users can find free music by browsing music by price.
iTunes also offers free selections in its "Free On iTunes" section. The section features music, TV shows, apps and podcasts. Users can also access free music on iTunes in the form of music podcasts, which usually resemble radio shows.