On Vimeo.com, users can legally watch and download music videos posted by thousands of different artists and record labels. As of 2015, Vimeo only provides download support to Windows and Mac users; however mobile users can still potentially download videos using a web browser compatible with Vimeo.
Many websites such as FreeMusicArchive, NoiseTrade and Amazon all offer a collection of free and legal music downloads. When downloading music that is free on the Internet, it is important to make sure that the site is both reputable and legal, as there can be severe penalties for downloading music
Although a copyright owner may allow people to view a music video for free, anyone who downloads a video without specific permission is guilty of copyright infringement, reports the U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright owners can sue those who infringe their copyrights and can receive statutory damages.
Popular videos that people can download for free include music videos, movie trailers and popular commercials. People can find these videos on websites such as YouTube.com, Vimeo.com, DailyMotion.com, and MetaCafe.com.
People can access free music videos through the YouTube website. They can also stream free music videos through the Vevo and Vimeo websites. Google, Sony Music and Universal Music all own Vevo.
In 2010, the average cost to produce a music video ranged from $200,000 to $500,000. It usually costs nothing to view a music video, with the condition that the viewer watches advertisements on the video site or television channel that hosts the music video.
Websites with many free music videos include YouTube, Vimeo and the Music Genome project. These sites feature free old and new music videos in a variety of genres.
Easy Video Downloader and Any Video Converter are good Internet video downloaders that work on websites such as YouTube, Google Video and Facebook. Users can download Easy Video Downloader from the Download section on Kioskea.net, while Any Video Converter is available on Any-Video-Converter.com.
People are able to legally download music for free if the music is covered by a Creative Commons license or another clear form of permission, reports About.com. Downloading music that the owner does not make freely available is a form of punishable copyright infringement, points out the U.S. Copyrig
As of August 2015, some popular country music videos include "Stay" by Florida Georgia Line, "Drink a Beer" by Luke Bryan and "Whatever She's Got" by David Nail. "That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan and "Chillin' It" by Cole Swindell are also popular.