Free legal music sites include Free Music Archive and Pandora. Both sites offer significant selections of music in a variety of genres, from rock and pop to jazz and classical.
Free Music Archive launched in 2009 under the direction of popular alternative radio station WFMU. The eclectic site hosts a huge selection of MP3s that users can stream or download legally, ranging from indie rock and folk to hip hop and electronic music.
Pandora is a unique Internet radio station that generates playlists based on shared musical characteristics. Users select an initial artist or genre, and Pandora creates customized playlists of songs that share similar qualities. The free service allows users to discover new artists and create playlists that share similar moods.