Legally download free music by using Apple iTunes or Jamendo Music. While Apple offers some commercial music for free as a method of promotion, Jamendo allows independent artists to offer their own music for free. iTunes and Jamendo are available for both desktop and mobile devices.
Apple offers free music on iTunes in the Free on iTunes section of the application. Free on iTunes replaces the previous Single of the Week promotion and offers multiple songs and TV shows for free. An Apple ID account is necessary.
The free music on Jamendo is available through Creative Commons licenses. Artists put up their music on the website for free and allow users to download it. Although a Jamendo account is not required to listen to music, registration is necessary to use the download feature.