If you are looking for the most popular legal music download websites, then you've come to the right place. These sites can get you tracks for any commercial use. Here we will discuss only about legal music download sites which RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) recommends.
These music stores follow all copyright laws and therefore you can legally download any music file from them without fearing copyright issues. Some of these stores sell music files only on per-song basis. Some have both per song and subscription schemes.
You may be wondering why we're mentioning about these stores while we've our own music store with 12 billion tracks. All music downloads from our store can be used for your personal use only. These tracks cannot be used for any commercial purpose as it will violate the fair use provisions of the United States copyright laws. You may check any of the following sites to download music for commercial purposes.
|Service||No. MP3 Tracks||Subscription Price||Price/Track||Movies/TV/Radio/Games||Audio quality||Regional availability|
|Audials||10 Million||Free - Try Now||Free||Yes||320 kbps||Everywhere|
|Google Play||20 Million||$9.99/Month||$0.69, $0.99 or $1.29||Yes||320 kbps||21 countries|
|iTunes Music||28 Million||No subscription||$0.69, $0.99 or $1.29||Yes||256 kbps||116 countries|
|Amazon Music||20 Million||Free Trial||$0.69, $0.99 or $1.29||Yes||256 kbps||9 countries including USA and UK|
|Rhapsody Music||16 Million||$9.99/Month||$0.99||No||256 kbps||USA|
|7digital Music||23 Million||No subscription||from $0.99 to $1.49||No||320 kbps||45 countries|
iTunes, 7 Digital and Amazon offer their tracks on per-song basis only. These are the top 3 per-song basis legal music download websites.
iTunes Music Store has around 14 million tracks in its store. They are one of the best legal music download websites available. They have an integrated music player with complete information on artists and albums. Other than MP3 files, they offer music videos, audiobooks, radio, movies, TV shows and games also. Their per song price is $.99 for any track. All these tracks are DRM-free and therefore you can copy them to CDs and all portable MP3 players without facing any copyright restriction. And, all tracks have minimum 256 kbps sound quality.
7digital is one of the fastest growing legal music download websites. They've around 13 million songs in its store, and is growing fast. All their tracks are DRM free and therefore you can copy them to CDs and all media players. Sound quality of their tracks range from 192 to 320 kbps. 320 kbps is the highest audio quality possible for any MP3 file. Their per song price is $.99 for any track and albums' price range from $4 to $7. Also, they have lots of videos and movies in their store.
Amazon has around 12 million tracks in its store. You need to register first before downloading songs from them. Registration is free. You can simply use the search box to search for artists, tracks or albums. As there is no DRM restriction, you can copy files to CDs and MP3 players. Price for individual tracks range from $.79 to $.99 and albums range from $5 to $10. All tracks have 256 kbps sound quality. Also, they have movies and TV shows in their store. Amazon music service is available only in the United States.
Rhapsody and Google Music have both per-song and subscription based music download options. They charge you about a dollar per song download.
Rhapsody offers per-song and subscription plans. They have 12 millions songs in their store. All tracks and albums are DRM-Free and can be copied to CDs and all MP3 players. Individual tracks cost $.99 and albums cost $9.99. Rhapsody is focusing mainly towards album sales rather than individual songs.
They have two subscription plans. The basic plan is $12.99. The “To Go” option is $14.99 per month. Rhapsody gives 25 free songs monthly. These songs will not expire even after the subscription period. Also, you can register for 14 days free trial and check all their music files and features.
Google offers per-song and subscription plans. You can download single tracks from Google for a starting price of $0.69. Also, they have a $9.99 monthly subscription plan. You can try their full package for free for a period of 30 days.
The main advantage with Google music is that you can listen to their entire library for free. They will charge you only for music downloads.
You can use any of the above legal music download websites to purchase music tracks for any commercial purpose. You need to purchase the tracks if you want to perform the music on a public stage. You can use these tracks in any of your commercial projects like film making, YouTube video creation, website designing, Internet marketing etc.
What if you don't have any such commercial usage and want to download music for your personal private use only? In this case, you can install our music download program and get unlimited free access to 12 billion tracks in our music store. You can legally use all of these tracks for your personal use as all our music downloads come within the fair use provisions of the United States music copyright laws.