If you know of a good band or website that's giving away legit free music downloads, post the links here and I'll edit them into the OP.
- please try to follow these if submitting a link, though it isn't essential.
(Asterisked entries are those added in the most recent list update.)
- Music is listed in alphabetical order by artist. Artist names are in normal text, music links are bold.
- Links to entire albums are in Gray.
- Artists offering a regular (eg. weekly) free download have their music link highlighted in Dark Orange.
- If the music is free, but with strings attached (you have to enter your e-mail or make an account first), the music link should be bookended by tildes.
- If the music is free but the artist gives you the option to pay for it if you want, it will be bookended by dollar signs.
- Where possible, the artist's name should be a link to their homepage or Wikipedia entry.
- If this sounds too complicated then just throw the link and band name up however you want, and I'll do the rest.
- You can write a description of the song/album/band next to the link as well if you want, but no more than ten words per item in the interests of streamlining.
- If you are submitting a Frequently Updated Source, simply put a bolded link followed by a brief description.
- $ (New single every two weeks) $
- Eight-bit rock
[url=]Aoineko[/url] - (A handful of singles)
- "bubbly electronic music"
- ~ These Are Lights ~
"if you like Dillinger Escape Plan you'll like them"
The Armed - ~ Common Enemies ~
Badly Drawn Boy
- ~ In Safe Hands ~ (Demo)
* Big Black Delta - BBDEP1
* Bomb the Music Industry!
- (Several albums, scroll down and look on the left)
- $ Out of It $
- "awesome and good"
British Sea Power
- Orchestral prog-rock that goes everywhere but down.
- Sideways EP
- Got This Money REMIX (Clean)
Childish Gambino - (Assorted singles)
Childish Gambino - Culdesac
- Sit Down, Man
- Jay-Z/Beatles: The Grey Album
* Defiance, Ohio
- (Multiple albums)
- (Assorted mash-ups)
Glacier Hiking - ~ Wish Me Luck ~
The Glitch Mob
- ~ Drink the Sea Part II: The Mixtape ~
- ~ We Need Love (Joker remix) ~
- $ Little By Little $
Harvey Danger - $ Dead Sea Scrolls $
Harvey Danger - $ The Show Must Not Go On $
* Hesta Prynn
- (Two singles)
[url=]The Hood Internet[/url] - (Whole dang albums of mash-ups)
- Some other artists also featured, primarily their own stuff though.
How To Destroy Angels
- How To Destroy Angels
* Jonathon Coulton
- $ (Everything with a is free) $
* Johnny Hollow
- ~ (Solve the puzzles, get the albums) ~
- ~ (New single every Friday!) ~
* Kids & Explosions
- $ Shit Computer $
- $ (Pretty much all their albums) $
* Machinae Supremacy
- (Three free albums under "Site Releases")
- (Loads of albums and singles)
Midnight Brown (Jeff Gerstmann's band
) - Deadly Electric (plus three others)
millionyoung - The Sunndreamm EP
Minecraft Music Guy - Minecraft Music
Nine Inch Nails
- The Slip
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I
- (Assorted remixes and mashups)
- (Everything he can legally give away)
- (Eight songs from their two albums, plus one chiptune cover)
The Protomen - Beards Going Nowhere
The Protomen - Breaking Out (demo)
The Protomen - Due Vendetta (extended mix)
- These Are My Twisted Words
- (Multiple albums)
- chiptunes, orchestral breaks, house, ambient, industrial
Senmuth - (Multiple albums)
- "...doom metal, industrial, ethnic... newer albums calmer, more progressive, experimental."
- (First four songs of his self-titled album)
Siktransit - Listat
- (Assorted mash-ups and remixes)
- ~ "The Social Network" Soundtrack - Sampler EP ~
The White Stripes w/ Steven McDonald
- Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
* [url=]Xaphoon Jones[/url] - The Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Volume I
Frequently Updated Sources
- Lots of new, small bands featured here.
- "The AudioPorn Central is a music blog, dedicated to hot, sweaty, juicy sounds and tools. The site is updated daily, 6 new posts everyday."
- Music blog.
- Free EPs from various bands; lots of indie, low-fi, "dreamwave"
- Assorted chiptune albums, some free, including one or two by Fighter X.
* The Daytrotter Sessions
- So many singles! (FOUR HUNDRED SINGLES!)
- Loads of free mp3s paid for by advertising revenue.
- Whole albums available pay-as-you-will, including four by Girl Talk
~ Magnatune ~
- New download every day. Their front page promises they are "not evil". Good for them!
- Hells of mashups.
Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good
- Music blog with some very very cool downloads from featured artists.
- Eclectic selection, updated daily.
* Spinner Canada
- "Has indie musics for free downloads that often end up being popular musics you have to buys months down the roads."
Triple J Free Music
- Loads of new music by local Australian and international acts.
Like This Thread, Only Immeasurably Better
* The Hype Machine
- Not everything is free, but a lot is.