There are more than 1000 of websites available on the internet for free music downloads but do you know most of them are leading you towards the illegal act. .
Downloading copyright-protected content is a criminal offense that can lead you to jail.
Many online music websites and apps allow you to stream music. But they don’t offer download service to save them in your local device to listen to them offline.
Still, you can download music with no worry or legally. Here in this post, I come up with the Top 7 Legal and Free Music Download Websites.
NoiseTrade is a kind social network for music fans where thousands of free songs uploaded by upcoming talents from all over the world.
You can download thousands of free music albums from NoiseTrade, through Paste Magazine, and they’re all completely legal to take.
It offers free upload option of their creations to the artists. And, the fans can download songs of their choice free by just opening a free fan account.
Music on this website is entirely free and legal to take. You can stream songs partially, but to download an album and access the full-length music, you need to enter your Email address and zip code. Once you are done with it, the record will be saved as a ZIP file containing the MP3 tracks.
If you like a particular song, then you also can tip the artist a few bucks for their excellent work.
- you can preview a piece of music before download.
- You can download complete album just in a single click.
- The thing I love most about this website is the donation option that will help new creators to get some financial support.
- Not only Music, even you can download free eBooks and AudioBooks also.
- We cannot download an individual track of an album.
- we have to create an account to download free Music
SoundCloud is one of the popular music sites that offer the largest collection of songs to stream online and download them for free.
According to the SoundCloud, Policy artist can upload their tracks, and they have the right to grant permission to download their music. So not all the music available on SoundCloud is downloadable, but most of them are.
If you are looking for only downloadable music, then you have to browse into a creative common section of the website or search for music tagged as Free.
- Wide collection of music in a different genre
- the website has music of new as well as established music creators
- we can stream music before download
- You have to create Account to use free Download Service
- Not all Music free here so sometimes you have to like and share the track to unlock download function
- some of us may find some difficulties in getting free downloads
The huge collection of over 4,60,000 songs available on this website under creative common license, which means you can legally download music listed on the website.
All the music published on this website is by the independent artists, so if you are searching for mainstream music, then this website is not for you.
Instead of downloading if you want to stream music, then they have that option too.
Under a creative common license, you can use music for only personal use. If you want to use it as commercially than you need to select another type of license.
- the navigation system of the website is to easy so the user can get the same match they are looking for in a few easy steps.
- They allow streaming also.
- Have online radio feature for radio listeners.
- If you are IOS or android device user, so they have a separate app for both the platforms.
- you can download tracks in MP3 format only.
- Must signup to download music and it’s free
- the quality is MP3, so if you are looking for HD quality, then you are in the wrong place.
Amazon is the leading online retailing of an extensive range of products offering digital services like videos and music also.
Amazon music service is not free, but with prime membership. Subscribers can avail many benefits like early delivery and prime video access, and Amazon music is one of them.
What if you don’t have amazon prime membership. Then also you can download music, not all, but yes many free downloads are available most of them are from unknown artists.
- you can search for music according to Genre, artist and year of release
- songs can be previewed before download
- The downloading process is not a simple bit confusing
- you have to create an account first to download music
- not all music is free it has limited free access
Internet Archive is the biggest archive that includes almost everything for free. Internet Archive’s audio section not only offers you free music but also brings audiobooks, podcasts, radio programs and live music.
The archive does not allow anyone to upload the music. But the music is made available by music hubs like radio stations, labels, and other sources.
Even though the songs aren’t well categorized, You can sort the free music downloads by most viewed items, title, date published, or creator, as well as filter the results by media type (concerts, audio, etc.), topics & subjects (e.g. rock or funk), language, and more.
The best part is you can download music safely and free in multiple file formats such as MP3 and OGG.
- Huge collection of songs and audio files to download
- many cool filters to find the exact match
- you can preview audio file before download
- you don’t need to signup to download audio
- support different audio format
- quality of music is not as much good as the rest of the websites
- if you are new in internet surfing, then you may face some difficulties to get your music
SoundClick is the best place to download music directly from the artist’s websites. Although its collection is not as large as other music libraries, you can directly download free music from the artist website
These artists have decided they’d like to let people download their music for free. Includes signed and unsigned musicians.
You can even buy the rights to the songs if you want, but the free song should serve you well. Most of the fantastic songs are available as a free download.
You can also create custom radio stations, get to know other listeners on the forums, and read more about your favorite SoundClick artists.
There is also a feature that lets you mail personalized e-cards to anyone with themes such as birthday, valentine’s day or party with custom text and any background music of your choice on SoundClick.
- Includes music from signed and unsigned artists
- different Genres to pick the best music
- the signup process is now compulsory
- paid music rights available for commercial purpose
- Not all music is free
- for free music you have to search for them
- preview option is not available on all songs
YouTube is one of the largest sites on the internet, offering unlimited video streaming. YouTube also has a huge source for music, and most of it is illegal to download due to copyright restrictions.
However, you can search for songs with “Creative Commons” filter and then download those songs to your device. Most of them have a download link in the description section.
If you don’t get the direct download link, then you can use third party websites that will allow downloading videos and its wholly legal so don’t worry about it.
Youtube has the largest database of music among the rest of the website on this list, but I still mention it at the last because not all music is free and legal to download, but you can stream as much as you want. And save any song with youtube offline save option so you can stream them offline in your smartphones.
- Almost every song you will get here
- you can stream and save offline every song in your youtube app
- very few songs are available for free downloads
- it’s to easy to download copyright music accidentally
Above mentioned website list is my best pick for you even you feel if I missed some cool websites, then you can let me know via the comment section of this post.
You can try them all and also let me know which one best for you and is this post can service you best what you are searching for, I love to reply to your suggestions and comments