There are so many free music websites available online. Some of these sites can give you free music, but most of their tracks are copyrighted and hence you cannot use them legally as they claim. Some of them will install spyware or similar malicious programs with your music downloads. There are only very few sites which can give you completely free and legal music downloads.
We need to check the features and benefits of these programs before selecting the most suitable music program for each of us. Finding a genuine free legal music download site is really difficult now a days.
How to select the best music downloads program from so many free music websites?
We need to check the following factors for selecting a good music program. Don't just go for a music package if you are not 100% satisfied with these points:
All these types of free music websites have completely free tracks in their stores. You may be wondering how these stores can offer completely free music downloads. They offer free public domain music tracks which can be legally downloaded even for commercial projects. Copyright claims on all these types of tracks are already expired as the corresponding musicians are already died many years back and these tracks are available for free in the public domain.
|Service||No. MP3 Tracks||Subscription Price||Price/Track||Movies/TV/Radio/Games||Audio quality||Regional availability|
|Audials||10 Million||Free||Free||Yes||320 kbps||Everywhere|
|Archive.org||0.3 Million||Free||Free||Yes||Bit rate varies||Everywhere|
|CCMixter||35,000||Free||Free||No||Bit rate varies||Everywhere|
|MusOpen||3000||Free||Free||No||Bit rate varies||Everywhere|
|Mutopia||1800||Free||Free||No||Bit rate varies||Everywhere|
|Opsound||3000||Free||Free||No||Bit rate varies||Everywhere|
The disadvantage with these stores is that they do not have new popular music tracks in their collection. But, public domain music tracks are real gems for sure as they are from our great old musicians. You may visit our Public Domain Music page to get more details on this.
All of these websites have different business models and offer different features and benefits according to their specific business models. You may use these comparison tables to get a clear idea on different types of free music websites.
All these music stores are 100% legal and you can depend them for all your music requirements. Many of them offer free tracks and others cost only a minimum charge. If you check all the features thoroughly, Audials is the best free music downloads program online. You will get 100% legal, unlimited and totally free music downloads for your personal use. This program uses time shifting technology to be in line with the fair use provisions under the United States music copyright laws. The total number of tracks and the CD quality audio (320 kbps) are the main features bringing this program to the first place in the music downloads industry.
Audials is the largest free music downloads website with the highest audio quality. Also, you'll get the fastest free legal music downloads directly from our cloud servers. You'll get detailed information on the features and benefits of this program from the below page.
Audials offers 10 Million totally free and legal mp3 files. Also, this software can extract 12 Billion media files from online video sources like YouTube. This includes 30,000 online movies, videos, TV channels, radio stations and games. The total number of tracks which can be downloaded using the Audials software is more than the total number of tracks available in the next 5 major music stores.
The sound quality of of all your downloaded tracks will be in 320 kbps (CD quality). You may click on the following link to download the software.
You may also check our music service comparison pages to know more about different types free music programs. All of these programs are free and legal, and they offer different features and benefits according to their unique business models.
There're some free music websites featuring only public domain music tracks. These tracks are completely free and legal to download to your computers. But these are very old tracks from musicians who're already died and the copyright on these tracks are already expired. Other free music websites contain tracks with creative commons licenses, copyleft music, royalty free music and tracks from unsigned bands.
Our music store has all the above types of tracks, plus our Audials music download software can legally extract free mp3 tracks from online video stores.