Some websites that exclusively provide free gospel music downloads include SecretPlaceMinistries.org, ShareSong.org and GodlyChristianMusic.com. ArtistDirect.com offers a variety of free music downloads, including a large selection of gospel music.
SecretPlaceMinistries.org offers 43 legal and virus-free downloads as of December 2015. While the organization encourages small donations in order to keep the site running, the site offers all 43 downloads as one package for whatever donation the user can afford. The package also includes bonus chord charts and sheet music.
GodlyChristianMusic.com offers over 2,000 free downloads that users can listen to before downloading. Lyrics and chord charts are also available for many of the songs on the site. ShareSong.org also provides MP3 downloads, sheet music, chord charts and lyrics for a multitude of songs. Users can see which resources are available for certain songs by viewing the icons next to the song title.
There is a variety of different types of gospel and Christian music, including contemporary adult, bluegrass gospel, children's music, Christian rock, Christian pop, praise and worship, and Christian rap. "VeggieTales," an animated series, leads the children's Christian music genre. Popular artists from a variety of gospel genres include Allison Krause, Point of Grace, Amy Grant, MercyMe and Casting Crowns.