Legal Free Music Sources

Independent artists with free downloads

Rick Walker’s Loop.pooL – A leading figure in the emerging international live looping movement

Oliver Brown – leading ukelele theorist

Alt-folk songwriter Mark Beihoffer (a.k.a. dragonfly_blue): songs for the broken-hearted masses

Downomight — Hand-tooled beats and acoustic songs by Markie P

My Life Is On The Line — Pictures, show dates, and downloadables in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats.

Moto – electro terror noise pop. Full album and other songs available in Ogg Vorbis format.

Dave Dean – electronic breaks, a dash of trance and two cups of bass

And So Forth

milo fungus – One-man pop/rock/alternative band.

the bittersweet way plays rock music.

Swedish alternative rock act Machinae Supremacy

Mister Orange – All-acoustic singer/songwriter with an alternative edge

Danger Collie Music – Blues, reggae, rock and samba

UnKindness Of Ravens – Musical scribble, grooved and exposed.

Zoë Blade – Various styles of electronic music

Andrew Vavrek – progressive and inspired pop music

the john francis – Mid-fi epic circus western american rock

Dulcie Younger and the Silencers – Rockabilly tigress backed by a hot rockin’ trio.

Werebunny – Solo artist producing Funk, Rock, Jazz, Trip-Hop and everything in-between!

One Field – Texas Acoustic & Vocals

Renku Corporation – rhythmic electronics

ozone333 – Electronic music

Lisa DeBenedictis – ethereal, shimmering textural pop.

Fitehouse – Embracing a creative, organic and RIAA-free musical future.

The Subterraneans – a roots/rock oriented band from Wales

East Bay Exile – Hardcore band from the Oakland area, Northern California. – Dutch network for electronic improvisation music. Check out the log too.

Archer – Good Straight Forward Hard Rock

dilvie – Free electronic music downloads. Royalty free license.

Tim Ruki – one man band, solo entertainer

Lunatic Fringe – trombone and tuba – idealism with TEETH

Pimpinella is a punk rock girl and guy drum and guitar duo from Toronto, Canada.

Poor Blue Lucy – Acoustic Guitar Instrumental Music by Lloyd Eddie

The Woodsmen

Plankton – Female fronted trio playing an Indie Alt/Jazz/Punk amalgamation.

Otherwise Orange – An alternative-rock duo that is bright, quirky, bizarre, twisted, and dark; free CD too!

Sassure is a pop/rock/dance/rap singer-songwriter from the Boston area.

Recently Vacated Graves – True Zombie Metal

C ‘Quence – …the Next Level…

Paul Needs – Welsh musician, singer and songwriter.

Remergence – An electronica artist from the UK, featuring downloadable MP3s, Radio and more.

10-67 P.D.O.A. – An independent metal band offering a FREE demo CD!

The Appetizers – Live Music for Any Event

Jay Pounders – independent singer/songwriter

Battle Scarred – We are a British three piece punk band playing modern punk rock

Binärpilot – Free music from the sentient program known as Binärpilot. Help fight the popollution.

CrystalCake – Pop/Punk Rock Music.

Afterthem – Offbeat garage funk with experimental tendencies.

Stagger Lee Shedden – Old-time folk music done up as rock and roll.

Synthovan – New and innovative electronic music with a flair of nostalgia.

Shivaya – French band playing Alternative Rock

toxic flammable gas mixture – Funky comedy rock with free downloads!

Thomas Becker – electronic music in many forms, from tranquil to powerful

Australian rock musician Seamus ‘Moose’ Ennis – Muso, Writer, Tripper!

Embrace Meditation Soundtracks – Ambient electronic soundscapes for meditating or just chillin’ out.

Electric Sister Of Mankind – We play melodic rock/punkrock

Tané – an eclectic blend of rich vocals and soaring instrumentals

Ghost Notes – Royalty Free Impressionistic Improvisational Piano Music

Typhoon Ferri – Acoustic rock with a blues/funk aftertaste

Revolution Void – Electronic Breakbeat Jazz

Paul G Huffman – FREE masterful guitar solos that rekindle the magic in our lives.

Tony Marino’s Latin Jazz Sounds – Original Latin composition available as downloads & ringtones

Dave DeMonki – Cool tunes performed on guitar and electric 6-string violin.

Majella Murphy – Solo female singer songwriter

J. Evans Band – Classy performers and producers of original classic Anglo-American style rock. Soundtracks and film score music from Simon Wilkinson

dmoz Open Directory Project Links to over 41,343 Bands and Artsists. Massive Directory.

Mega Portals Review Sites Specialist General Miscellaneous
Streaming Collaborative Net Labels Non-English Band Sites

Link Fest
Erik Brown’s MP3 Links
I really have to put Erik’s site in the position of honour at the top of this web page, since it features an awesomely large collection of mp3 music site links arranged in an easy to use layout. If you’re looking for free music on the Internet, in a superb selection of eclectic, mainstream and world music genres, this has to be your first port of call. Absolutely!!
Monkeyfilter Audioblog Wiki
Taken from the amazing Tofu Hut site. An absolutely humungous list of mp3 blogs, offering music to stream and download in an awesome selection of genres. Go there. Do yourself a favour. The wiki is only editable by Monkeyfilter members, but it’s still fabulous. Really!
Oddio Overplay
Astonishingly massive music resource which has collated years and years of downloadable and streaming music from fabulous resources all over the world. All free and legal, and with a brilliant new design. Check it out or else!!
A search engine for music (and video) on the web. Search for artists or words in titles, not genres. The results are not sorted by title or sound quality (yet).
OGGLE – Search Engine for OGG music
This is a search engine for music in OGG (an mp3 like) format. Free and legal.
Elkysearch Turbo
Elkysearch Turbo is one of the greatest centers of the free and independent music which proposes thousands of free titles via its powerful search engine.

Mega Portals Back to top
This relatively unknown portal appears to be adding over 40,000 songs a month to its roster. There’s certainly a goodly selection of free mp3 and WMA tracks available for download and streaming in a wide range of genres. (Update: the site now claims to offer over 1 million free tracks all on its own. Beware the nasty pop up ads though!)
Also somewhat unknown portal, not only lots of music but also watch videos. Lots of smaller bands, but some good music
Yep Amazon! Few people realise that Amazon has simply a huge selection of free music downloads from all sorts of genres. Some in mp3, some in WMA. Use a disposable email address.
Vitaminic (down)
The Vitaminic Group now hosts over 350,000 tracks from 78,000 artists. Mp3 and WMA files for download and streaming. Includes Peoplesound, IUMA and FranceMP3.
Slick, but rather sluggish artist promotion site with a large selection of tracks in various genres. Mix of mp3, WMA, downloads and streaming as well as artist CD purchase.
Great grand-daddy of all music sites, with over a quarter of a million artists and 750,000 tracks for stream and download. Soon – as at 20.11.03 – to disappear forever into the CNET stable, to be resurrected as who knows what? (‘Update’ 20 July 04: good news, bad news, good news for music lovers. has announced a Recover Your mp3 Account For Free service for mp3 bands. So hopefully many of the lost tracks will be restored to the world sooner rather than later. Bad news? has returned as a boring signed artist promotion site. Avoid. Good news? CNet? has added a respectable music section to, where there are lots of free mp3 tracks available. Fair enough guys, but why mess with
CNET’s new MP3.COM replacement. Lots of independent artists and a growing handful of record label participants (mostly indie labels).
Excellent selection of tracks to stream and download in a huge range of genres, although it is often very slow. Now part of the Vitaminic Group.
Artistopia offers music artists and songwriters a platform to collaborate on musical projects with industry professionals.
Great selection of stuff from all sorts of predominently modern genres. Excellent. Be sure to check out all the similar artist selections and streams. – Netlabels
Over 2,500 free EP’s/albums (and more than 15,000 tracks?) from mainly electronica ‘net labels’, all gathered under the one roof courtesy of the Internet Archive. Worth a look indeed! – Live Music Archive
More than 15,000 freely downloadable concerts – a user-friendly face put onto the Etree live concert trading download service, with explicit permission from the bands involved, by the wonderful InternetArchive. Easier to use, search and recommend. Warning, some massive sized file downloads (SHN), although some streaming/downloadable mp3 too.
20,000 artists and 30,000 songs from 5 countries. Free mp3 tracks for download and streaming. Some interesting Euro bands!
Jamendo is a very fast growing Download and community site for creative commons liscensed music (over 80.000 tracks) All music on is free for Download via emule or Bittorrent, you can chose between .OGG or mp3 format. If you like the music you have downloadet you can make a donation to the artist or buy a CD.

More than 100,000 songs available for free download (as of Feb 2005). Run by self-proclaimed indie fans to fill the hole left by Nice design, nice selection, nice site all round. [Update July 05: Wow, just taken another look and they’ve really spruced the place up. It’s got some fab features now elegantly arranged on the band page (like next gigs etc). Use it with the Greasemap plug-in for Firefox and you even get a map of where your fave band is based. Excellent! Red.]
Hosts mp3s and videos, close to 4,000 artists as of October 2004, various genres, easy interface – free of pop up player consoles, streaming lofi/hifi for winamp, real and other players, forums, downloads
Community site that hosts alternative (or independent) artist content. Tracks provided free streams and/or downloads.
Hosts thousands of great mp3 files uploaded to the website by artists from around Australia and overseas. All mp3 files on the site are completely legal as they have been uploaded by the artists themselves, and free to listen or download.
Weedshare Search
Search engine for music in Weedshare format. Weedshare allows you to download and listen to music for free. Only for Windows users, no special software needed to listen. After you have heard a song three times, you can decide to buy the song, pass it on to someone else or just throw it away.
The Weed Files
Self-service music store intended for artists and labels who want to distribute their music in the Weed format. Their services, including lifetime hosting, are provided for free. They have 1600 independent artists in their database, including Heart, Kristin Hersh, Gazpacho, Roger Manning, Abby Travis and Gretchen. They’re currently in the process of adding about 70,000 songs from CD Baby artists to their catalogue.

Review Sites Back to top
Six different authors scour the web for the best free and legal music and write a brief review. A new band is posted every day. [Update: Nice design, nice selection of songs, blog format. Well worth a look! Red.]
Review site that hand picks each of the songs that are posted and offers them for free download. The idea is to focus on only posting the best music that the reviewers encounter. (forever down)
A well designed, independent music site featuring audio reviews (they let you stream/download a high quality track from the album being reviewed while you read) and mp3 downloads from a variety of genres.
Wilson and Alroy’s Record Reviews. Don’t let the site’s simple appearance fool you. This site is a wealth of thousands of album reviews encompassing popular music from today back to the 1950s. Wilson & Alroy, a pair of self proclaimed “rock ‘n’ roll super dweebs” go into a huge amount of depth and precision in picking apart some of the best (and worst) albums, and best of all, back up their opinions. An excellent and engrossing site.
A nicely presented and detailed review site. No downloads, just direct links to the artist sites with mp3’s to offer. Nice.
Again focus is on being a peer review site, which makes it more difficult to find tracks to download, as you’re reliant on the views of a community to ‘bubble’ stuff to the surface of the charts. ‘Update:’ OK, on review I’m probably being a little unfair here. There’s certainly a goodly selection of music (100,000 tracks) to stream and download, and the quality is definitely better than random download sites. Well worth a visit! Also see above!
Not brilliant. Site mostly full of reviews. Looks good and may be useful to find new stuff, but the downloads are kind of poor and placements are paid ads.
This is a good indie music review site. They have well-written reviews and interviews with various artists. There is a free mp3 download for just about every band that they profile. Oh, and the music they choose is, IMHO, very good.
New music reviews in 75 words of less. Mostly indie rock but hip hop and electronic are also common.
Online music zine for people with a voracious appetite for new music.
A high quality selection of the most musical and creative electronic artists from around the globe. A fully skipable 192 kbps mp3 stream, allowing quick access to the music. Updated daily with an rss feed of the “Artist of the Day”.
A music community site featuring artists from all genres and nations. Hifi and Lofi streams and downloads from a very large number of genres.
Music resource provides unsigned artists and independent bands with an opportunity to promote original MP3 music and solicit recording contract offers. [Update: Clearly a new site (basic design and not much material) which offers a subscription service for unsigned bands – one track is free, extra tracks uploaded cost money. Best thing about the service currently is the voting section which gives listeners a chance to say which artists deserve a record contract. Needs much more material. Red]
Killed By A Crescendo
MP3 blog featuring the newest tracks and reviews in a large variety of genres.
Free Online Music Promotion and reviews for unsigned bands. [Nice clean design! Red.]
Great Songs Free
Some excellent tunes from indie artists for free and legal download. [Be prepared to navigate around a large amount of Google adverts in order to get access to the tunes, but nice selection nevertheless. Red].

Specialist Music Sites Back to top
A site that features a wide variety of electronic (Industrial, EBM, Darkwave, Synthpop, Electronica, Noise) mp3 downloads. You can also download loop files to remix. Unfortunately, to download songs, you must be registered. Use a throw away address.
Weekly updated original mp3s plus online radio. Home of Phoebus and NoSushi.
650-Breaks (Hot Shit !)
Online mixes archives from Amon Tobin, Coldcut, Dj Shadow, Dj Spooky, Diplo, Sixtoo and more…
Karadar offers a simply superb selection of all things classical. Downloads, librettos, texts, et al. The only ‘problem’ is that the mp3 download process has been made deliberately complex – including a classical music question gateway – to foil leeching ignoramusii (?). Still brilliant though!
Free List of Mp3s, Reviews, Search Engine
Half a million links in the list to date and adding about 10-15 thousand per day, Some really neat stuff and weird stuff. The best part of the site is the keyword search and the Review pages. Add your site to have it scanned as well.[Update:not sure about this site at all, the search function and overall design are very strange for instance! Ah well. Red]
Agnula Libre Music
A database of Libre Music (works which have been put by their authors under a license which allows free redistribution and usage). Artists, who want their music to be accessible to the widest audience possible, without artificially limiting how and how much their creations spread around, can better publish their music there, instead of on this Wiki page.
The MIT Free Classical Music Site (down)
Short but sweet page of free music primarily taken from concerts of the MIT Chamber Chorus and Concert Choir, but there are other cool classical music links there too. Definitely worth a look. is many things. first we are a music label, though we deal with .mp3’s and hard drive space not vinyl! is also what the users make it. It is an organic community that can shape their own identity by uploading and downloading, organising parties, bringing their own projects to, making bands with other members, helping with any aspect of the site programming, designing… whatever.
Huge electronic music Net label based in Manchester UK – some amazing free mp3 releases including BSR, DNCN, Maroufleur, Batfinks and Domestication Of The Dog.
Loads and loads of hardcore, post-hardcore, and metal songs for download. Most of these tracks are DIY or pre-production recordings, but there is an equal number of gems for the angst-ridden 16-year-old scenester in you.
Kahvi Collective
mission: to gather and provide free electronic grooves. area of operation: internet
Feng’s Distorted World
Presenting Free and Legal Mp3 Downloads from Underground Electronic Music Artists.
Blentwell is an ongoing document of the evolution of blended music. A daily updated link log of hot mixsets and fresh new tracks heard online..
Beats, breaks, mixes, shit…
Avantgarde Pop from Hamburg
Plinko Manor
Free punk rock from the local South Bend, Indiana music scene. More added all the time.
Free bizarre brokenbeat mp3s from this stable of underground talent based near brighton, uk. New and remixed tracks added all the time.
Like the Blues and ‘olde tyme’ stuff? Then you’ll like the Public Domain mp3’s coming out of this small site. Needs much more to make it really sing and dance, but still a nice alternative to all the indie stuff out there.
Small and select collection of Asian classical music tracks taken from cassette tape recordings. Worth a visit if you’re an enthusiast.
Classic Cat
Free classical music is difficult to find among the many hosting sites. Classic Cat provides a neat overview – sorted by composer and work.
‘Donner Farms are proud to broadcast the finest in old-fashioned music, the kind that Maw-Maw Donner and Pap Donner loved to play and listen to on the porch or by the fire.’ Streaming old fashioned music broadcast.
Hip Hop. Vinyl singles for sale, free radio streaming, Top 40 and new releases. Couldn’t find any free downloads though.
Surprise! It’s a ragga-jungle site. Streaming radio and free registration needed for music downloads.
Heavy metal fans only. This is your stop. Downloads of all sorts of stuff. Heavy!
Another one for heavy metal fans.
Computer games are fun. So too apparently is the background music when it’s remixed and offered as mp3 downloads. Lots of downloads!
Christian mp3 downloads (from here, not from up there silly!) Watch out also for the Catholic Jukebox and the reviews.
Small, but tastefully targeted (OK it’s bright, alright?) children’s mp3 music download and streaming service. Not many tracks, but links back to artist’s sites offers more. Includes charts.
An online indie music store, designed to help artists sell their tracks directly to listeners and keep most of their own money. Lots of features to help artists promote themselves and to help listeners find good stuff.
A music portal dedicated to contemporary classical and avant garde music; linking sites with freely available mp3’s by several hundred selected contemporary composers.
Independent artist collective, many genres. Downloads available at most of the artist sites. The Radio Room highlights unusual stations and sound collections.
Guitars 101
Eclectic guitar focussed site with variable selection of streaming and downloadable mp3 tracks featuring…er…guitars. The axeman cometh!
Free Music Group
Quick reference page to several free, legal sites. Featured are the solo piano, solo guitar, Christmas, children’s and Christian music below.
Free Solo Guitar
New, but excellent resource for multiple fingerstyle guitar artists who present full-length songs for free download.
Free Solo Piano
Well-trafficked site features quite a wealth of solo piano music by popular indie artists.
Christian MP Free
New, but growing selection of indie Christian artists. Emphasis on quality material.
Free Kids Music
Very popular source for free music for kids.
Free Childrens Music
As above, a great place to discover top indie music for children.
Feels Like Christmas
Traditional or contemporary, instrumental or vocal. A treasured source of quality legal music to enhance the holiday season.
The Free Music Directory
Developing directory of sites which offer at least one full-length, high-quality song download on their site. Free listings to all who qualify.
Searches the web for the finest free dance music available. A collection of independent techno, house, hip-hop, broken beat, downbeat, nu-jazz and electronica genres.
DJ Kenny Mac
Eastern Europe from Kyiv (but in English), offering a small number (as yet) of Ukraine free alternative rock downloads and info. Free submission’s for qualified bands interested in networking East and Central Europe.
Dr. Safa YEPREM’s guitar page
Special documents for Art of Flamenco and Guitar, videos, lessons and mp3 files.
MIDI Pianola & Player Piano Rolls
Links to huge archives of midi-files converted from late 1800s & early 1900s punched paper rolls for automatic player pianos. Get one of the widely available free midiPlayers for your PC/Mac and take a trip back in time.. these collectors/archivars deserve a massive thank you for the effort taken.. just wonderful !!
Out of the Blue Productions
Floor filling Electronic Beats for your ears! A MUST HEAR! Go to music page!
the roots music listening room
wonderful collectors site including 1000++ mp3s of the oude time music, mainly from vintage 78rpm recordings now in the public domain, a true treasure chest !
Zambian Music Site
The best site for all Zambian Music
Musician War
A site that encourages members to upload original compositions and \”duel\” where community members can vote on their preferred track. (Site formerly known as
headjog – royalty free music(approve sites)
high impact royalty free music, instant downloads
General Music Sites Back to top
United Bands
Lots of free downloads from Indie bands around the world, but mostly in America. Lots of community features, voting, friends, online journal and more.
Nice selection of over 6000 tracks for streaming and download, along with useful reviews. Definitely worth a look!
My Space
Rapidly becoming the ‘street’ music community of choice. Massive amount of unsigned talent – some very good! – showcased on their own mini-site pages with lots of cool community features, photos, comments etc etc. If it’s too loud, you’re too old!
This niche site offers music from independent musicians releasing their own material – unlike many large portals, it chooses quality over quantity and has unique english quirkiness with reviews of the artists. It’s a cross between an english music mag and an mp3 site. Nice design and some nice features.
Common Tunes
Billed as a ‘community directory of freely available music’. Eclectic collection of Mp3 tracks ranging from Beethoven to the Beastie boys. Nice design, but since it’s in beta I suspect that it’s very much an early work in progress. One to watch though!
largehearted boy
Daily downloads, daily news, bittorrent downloads and much more.
Music News, Album & Concerts Reviews, Free and Legal mp3’s, Music Videos, Art / Entertainment and much more.
mp3 blog which also hosts downloads from labels such as Radio Khartoum and Ninjatune. Reviews and more.
Reasonably sized indie music sales portal with a fair amount of full tracks to download. Definitely worth a visit.
Nice simple song portal. No actual downloads, but lots of direct links to artists tracks hosted elsewhere. Neat!
Self proclaimed indie rock record store with a small record label on the side. Offers streaming radio, lots of signed bands and a very respectable collection of free mp3 tracks for download. Nice vibe.
A front end portal for more than 16,000 artists and 51,000 tracks. Throw in some news, forums and a general community feel and you get the picture. Nice place to visit and worth taking time to browse.
Unsigned artist portal, and part of the Vitaminic Group. Some interesting foreign bands.
65,000 ‘specially formulated’ mp3 tracks which can only be played or downloaded by the site’s advert sponsored Play Vox Studio player. In its favour, the site does offer a fairly decent partnership with artists (50% revenue split on sales and a share of any potential company profits).
Started as a online record store but now also a record label, magazine, internet radio station and mp3 site. Alt-country, Folk rock, Americana and singer/songwriters are strongly represented but pop, emo and indie rock are here too.
Belgian mp3 site, featuring over 1000 tracks for download and streaming from 600 artists, all in English.
Musical Family Tree
Features a lot of indie bands from Mid West USA, in the hope of exposing them to a larger audience. Message boards, downloads, streaming, it’s all there. (Update : Definitely worth a look, if you like this style)
Music community for independent music artists offering online auditions, streaming radio, free downloads and music sales. Offers artists the highest payback anywhere in the world. [Update: Nice looking site, some good music, although not a huge selection of free downloads yet. Red.]
One of the fastest growing community of indie artists on the planet. Broadjam is the engine driving the music of independent musicians around the world.
Music Therapy
Music Therapy: Dr Julie Trudeau invites you to enjoy her online music natural health products and join her love affair with the phi harmonic vibrations of the Music of the Spheres. Buy digital Music created by her and enjoy life!

Miscellaneous Sites Back to top
Legal Torrents
Site dedicated to ‘Creative Commons-licensed, legally downloadable, freely distributable creator-approved files’ distributed via BitTorrent. Lots of music, but also movies and books too.
Certified Sound MP3 Mastering
Online Mp3 mastering service for the Independent Artist. We have the experience to bring out the best in your studio mix. Check out our quality at our free streaming radio site.
iTunes freebie downloads
Great – i.e. comprehensive and growing – list of free music downloads currently available on the iTunes store. Delivered by the good folk on the MacRumors forums. Good on yer!
Web site listing links to web sites with free legal music and mp3 downloads.
Links to Tens of Thousands of Legal Music Downloads
The original July 2003 (updated in Feb 2004) essay about all this legal and free music stuff with lots of links.
The Online Music Business Space
An excellent, up to date and frozen summary of the major info on this page.
The Hype Machine
An experiment that gathers songs posted on mp3 blogs and presents them in an easy to consume manner. It lets you easily listen to the new music that has been posted today by a great variety of bloggers – discover and fall in love with something new!
Mr Red Penguin
Amusing blog with various free and hard-to-find indie mp3s.
Use Free Music
Visit NEWS/Free track for good quality free loops & samples with a new track every month. Site also provides Royalty Free Music for Film, TV, and web based media. Site has produced music for Dr. Who, Graham Norton & iBuzz.
365 Days Project
The legendary 365 Days Project, in which an mp3 a day — of mostly outsider, novelty, and oddball recordings — was made available for the public to download over the course of 2003. It has been archived in its entirety, complete with images and vast commentary on each selection on UBUWEB. Free Mp3 Blog
Free electronic music downloads, daily. Techno, electronica, house, drum n bass, IDM, glitch, trance, breakbeat, hardcore, downtempo, minimal, 2-step, garage, even the occasional chip. All legal.
Interesting art entity. They brought you Free Radio Linux, and bring you streaming softwares, manuals, music and more.
Subsystence is a web magazine, but not in the traditional sense. The Downloads section on the main page features bi-monthly stores of electronic music mp3s from a variety of Chicago-based artists.
Close Your Eyes
A cool list of mp3 blogs, which post links to tracks in various music categories. Well worth a visit if you’re starting off. See also Thom:Blog for another selection.
Mystery and Misery
This awesome blog links to legal (and free) music of all different genres from the really obscure to lesser known (for now) indie bands. Each post comes with a mini bio and review.
Mp3 blog aggregator, boasting over 45 blogs which feature mp3 tracks to listen to and download. Also supplies rather useful RSS feeds if that’s yer bag.
What it says, a collection of eclectic mp3 remixes available for free download. You get to vote for them too, so that’s fun. The vote and fight changes regularly, which keeps it fresh.
A sort of UK promo, marketing type site, with a ‘radio’ section which offers free downloads of a small eclectic mix of bands.
A sort of artistically correct community of artists. A creative collaboration with music. Small number of downloads and streams.
Russian based members only download site which features a massive collection of mp3 albums in all of the major genres. This is not yer indie/unsigned label affair, these are all major name tracks offered under some sort of strange Russian copyright rule. One for the brave only!
They post a title, the community writes the song, people download or stream the mp3 tracks and vote for favourites. Quirky, cool and fun. Quality is variable, but better than you might expect.
Huge FTP based mailing list for exchanging live concert & show recordings from willing bands. No mp3’s, music is downloaded via the ‘Shorten’ format then has to be converted to WAV before being burned to CD. Includes an extensive wiki with information about how to convert those shorten files and set up the FTP transfers. Slower than downloading mp3’s, but within reason with a broadband connection. Very cool if you’re into jam sessions and other live stuff from artists like Counting Crows, The Allman Brothers and The Tragically Hip.
Weed is a truly innovative music file sharing service. Complex to explain but in a nutshell, Weed files are tricked out WMA which can play 3 times then stop unless purchased. But – once bought they can be sold on ad infinitum. And the clever part is that the artist always gets 50% of the sale price, but you get between 10 and 20% each sale. It’s sort of MLM without the naff conferences. Downside? Only 17 artists minor label artists as yet. Might work with major names, but this may be hard uphill work. (‘Update’: Heart have just released their new album using Weed, so it may be gaining traction?)
Weed music downloads
Weed music distributor offering large collection of legal music downloads.
Excellent collection of thousands of free downloadable MIDI files. Movie and TV themes, Queen, REM…just lots.
Free sheet music for download. Over 300 pieces and growing. A sort of hugely laudable Project Gutenberg for sheet music.
Every day the site nominates one track as a Jackpot mp3 winner, and gives a direct link to the artist’s mp3 for download. Sort of a collaborative recommendation service for finding new music. See also their sister site,
Use these bookmarklets to play web pages of mp3’s in your browser or preferred media player. Generated playlists are added to the database, which now contains hundreds of links to pages with music files.[‘Update’: actually this is way cool, check it out! Red]
The Wired CD
The November 2004 issue of Wired magazine included a copy of a CD with 16 songs produced under the Creative Commons License. If you did not pick up a newsstand copy of the magazine with the CD featuring artists like: The Beastie Boys, David Byrne (radio), Zap Mama, Gilberto Gil and others… Rip, mix, burn. Swap till you drop. Copyrighted for the 21st century. The music cops can’t do a thing – it’s 100 percent legal, licensed by the bands. The CCmixter site shows the results of this initiative.
Healing Piano
An entire “virtual album” of solo piano music from a single artist. Available to all, but presented especially with the intent of being freely distributed to those who are grieving or convalescing…
Music Lab
A research project conducted by scientists from Columbia University to learn about how people form opinions about music. If you participate you will have a chance to download free new music for personal use. After answering a few questions about yourself, you will be presented with a menu of songs by cool new artists. Your participation might take up to two hours, depending on how many songs you want to listen to. Explore it and report here if you found it worthwhile.
Guilt Free P2P
Guilt Free P2P? is an experiment in web based media distribution. Many free/legal music as well as video and software downloads. Live, interactive DJs?. You can also chat with the DJ’s on port 6667 with a PG user name. Tune in mms://

Streaming only Sites Back to top
Nearly 400,000 tracks of very high-quality, major record-label tracks spanning the last thousand years, from obscure medieval music to cool jazz to hip-hop released last week. Works are copyrighted but all costs are absorbed by, since joining and listening is free and without advertisement. Site streams at 160 or 320 kpbs.
Streaming site from the École Polytechnique de Montréal. Music from Jazz to techno from this student radio, twenty-four seven, advertising free. The site is in english.
Radio Shirt
Streaming radio portal with nice selection of stations, reviews and a rather nifty player/toolbar. Definitely worth checking out if you’re an online radio nut.
Realtime 365
real:time is a live365 streaming radio station hosted by shadow records/bastard jazz recording artist saru (a.k.a spooky monkey) featuring mixed sets and original downtempo, dub, trip hop, drum & bass, ambient, experimental & nu jazz releases from up-and-coming independent lables & unsigned artists.
Big daddy of daddies in the streaming music world. Thousands of amateur run ‘stations’ broadcasting everything from classical to pop. Fabulous free resource, especially when allied with the free and awesome Station Ripper program. Superb!
Megarock Radio
Megarock Radio has been rocking the internet since 1998 and serves over a million monthly listeners and ten thousand members. Offers modem and broadband digital audio feeds for music listeners and allows requests to be taken 24/7 with live programming.
Lots of indie, alternative, electronica and other modern genres streamed via hi and lo fi radio and streams. Not that easy to navigate, but a good selection of stuff.
Real Media music stream showcasing new music. Based in San Francisco. No downloads.
Just Concerts
Reasonable selection of live concerts and studio sessions in a variety of genres, streamed in Real Player format. Rather Canadian too.
Streaming indie radio. Listeners can influence playlist and artists can send their mp3’s to get played. Run out of Alaska – huh?
Dance, trance and elektronica. Streamed in a variety of formats. Also offers advertising free premium streaming services.
Streaming German electronic ‘net label’. Also features a constant streaming radio service.
Streaming the ‘ultra heavy’ beats. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Over 700 recordings of 78 rpm records in Real Audio streaming format. Crackly, hissy but oh so magical.
Nicely styled ‘artist showcase’ and streaming mp3 radio service which offers music from around 500 artists. No downloads but features a nice per track rating system.
Accu Radio – Internet radio YOU control. Range of around 12 modern music genres, nice selection of tracks, streamed at good quality.
Kulak’s Woodshed is a ‘Labor of Love’. It’s also a “A Live Internet Webcast Acoustic Music, Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Blues, Country, (anything goes), seats ’bout 40, kinda . . . thang”. Very worthy and very Californian!
Testing Testing is another webcast of music ‘and stuff’. From Gordy Coale’s living room. This, I suspect, is what we mean when we talk about the Internet democracy. Very offbeat, improvised and different. Definitely different!
San Francisco based alternative rock web radio station. Lots of cool music in a variety of bandwidth friendly formats. Right on, dude!
A french site that collects streams. Download one file, containing 3000 radio station adresses, and drag the ones you are interested in, to your iTunes radio playlist to listen. (‘Update’: Avoid, only adverts there for now! If you know where that file is currently hosted, make an update here.)
Bhangra, gazals, indi pop – all sorts of Hindi music tracks are here. Unfortunately it’s only Real media streaming, and pretty poor quality at that. The servers need working on too. But it’s a start.
Headtones Web Radio
Several hours of archived programs streaming lofi and hifi .m3u – ready for re-play, featuring promising and established artists, exploring ambient, glitch, spoken word art, breakbeats, post rock, electo-acoustic and other genres, descriptive links guide to other cool webcasts and resource sites, tones for the head.
This portal has thousands of free mp3s each ranked and sorted by genres. It’s a good way to find great new music without having to sort through unwanted songs. But it uses a silly popup window which streams the same track over and over again. There are also no direct links to the mp3 files, so downloading is made difficult and often not available.
DanceAge Crap name, ok site.
This site is ok. Contains quite a few artists to listen to, as well as videos etc.
The Balaabodu
another free cool website to listen to some nice music online
Collaborative Systems Back to top
iRATE Radio
Collaborative music filter software. Rate your favorite music and receive recommendations based on your rankings. Uses an open source client program written in Java, available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, to download new tracks while listening to tracks already received. The development site is here.
Gnomoradio is a free program which currently runs only on Linux/Unix systems. It finds and plays mp3’s and ogg’s that are located on the user’s hard drive. It searches for, downloads and shares songs that are available under a Creative Commons license. And it recommends songs based on a user’s listening preferences, almost like a totally personalized radio broadcast.
Webjay is a tool that helps you listen to and publish playlists on the web. Mp3 players like WinAmp?, iTunes, RealOne?, and Windows Media Player can be given a list of songs to play. Most of the time the songs are on the web, but they can also be on your computer. Webjay is all about playlists of songs on the web.
Free downloadable software program which looks at your iTunes library and finds others who have similar tastes. Clever idea really, not sure how well it works though. PC or Mac versions.
Collaborative system which builds your taste profile by using a plug-in for your media player (e.g. Winamp). Plugins send the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler server, which updates your musical profile with the new song…The system automatically matches you to people with a similar music taste, and generates personalised recommendations. Free mp3’s and ones for purchase also available at their Downloads Section.
Sister vessel to AudioScrobbler (uses same servers). A streaming radio service which offers music referrals by checking out your listening habits before pointing you towards folk with similar tastes.

Record (Net) Labels Back to top
Swedelife Collective
Swedelife is an indie music collective based in the SF Bay Area. They are releasing a song a day for free. It’s an Mp3 blog with a Podcast as well.
Access Tonal Communications
Access Tonal Communications is an Electronic music collective ranging in different styles from Experimental to Electro Funk.
The netlabel for electro-organic dance music releases high quality mp3s under a creative commons license. Purpose is to promote danceable electronic music, based on organic or natural samples, sounds and structures, and to merge experimental weirdness with complaisant audibility.
Quirky interface aside, this German netlabel portal offers a large and varied selection of labels in various genres. If you can be bothered to navigate the cryptic links you’ll probably find something cool.
CD Baby
Fabulous online record store with 71,000 artists. Taste the 2 minute streams of their huge catalog.

Indie label featuring noise, noisecore, darkwave, spoken word and other “Cruel and Unusual Music”. Plenty of free mp3 files plus all songs are availble for download for 75 cents!
Netlabel Catalogue
The Netlabel Catalogue is now a (Wiki) list, index, directory of music labels which offer you free downloads from their pages. Those netlabels are also often called mp3 label, online label, web label, internet label or even netaudio label…
A german CD-R and netlabel, bringing you a wide range of indie music from postrock over electronica to abstract rap. All the music is free and creative commons licensed.
TMet Recordings
New Zealand’s Digital Dance & Electronica Label.
LobeCandy Records
Their entire Indie Catalog Online.
Tune Resource
Nice Canadian label selling lots of old blues, folk and other eclectic material for reasonable prices (e.g. $4.99 for 118MB file download of Blind Lemmon Jefferson tracks). Artists also include Elvis, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong and others, along with a fab streaming 40’s jukebox and a few free Mp3 downloads. But not enough folks!!! C’mon don’t be mean, upload some more!
One is a netlabel of the highest regards even though they are still relatively new. Strict quality control and a slow release schedule continue to set them apart from the pack. Highest recommendation.
Opsound is a record label and sound pool using an open source, copyleft model, an experiment in practical gift economics, a laboratory for new ways of releasing music.
Home of the Harshnoise music label. Numerous free mp3 downloads of tracks by some great harsh noise artists. Be aware that when they say ‘harsh’ and ‘noise’, they mean just that!
Classy, 21st century record label/distribution site with an impressively growing list of artists from many genres. No download links, but lots of free streaming and radio stations, applying the shareware idea to music, and if you fish the urls out of the playlists, (open them with a text editor), and copy/paste them into your browser’s location bar, you can download the 128kbit mp3s directly, which are lisenced Creative Commons. Listen before you pay, and pay as much as you want too. 50 % goes to the artists ! Very cool ! (‘Update’ : And now they can send you ‘real’ CD’s too.)
Beautifully designed site with a high quality output of Rap, Disco, Jazz, Funk, Soul and House. Tracks available under the Creative commons licence, and both Mp3 and Ogg Vorbis files mark out its 21st century cred.
The “original” SoCal? pop/punk label founded by Fat Mike from NOFX. Limited downloads.
New York Indie label. Small but interesting selection of mp3’s available for download from their roster. But wot, no Belle & Sebastian?
US indie label. Fair few artists on the roster, and a small collection of mp3’s available for download.
Aloha Misc. Media House
Music and other media for free and for sale, from Victoria, BC, Canada.
Small ‘net’ label, featuring downloadable electronic music from a roster of artists. Nicely presented.
Small electronic net label featuring mp3 downloads and stuff.
a platform for electronix to create and inovate sounds and music. with artists from sweetzerland, germany and england… providing high-quality music and vision to your terminal. diffrent styles of music flushing together for an excellent output. free media for free people! the netaudio place for electronic-music lovers
Small ‘xperimental’ indie and electronic label with a reasonable selection of downloaded material available to all, as well as some politi-props to flesh out the decor.
Net label promoting a small stable of artists under a creative commons license. Cool, artistically done site. Small number of tracks.
Sounds That Soothe – music to calm & relax
Sounds That Soothe are a record label producing music that is both relaxing and inspiring. Listen to excerpts from their albums and download a free full mp3 of ‘Highland Sunrise’ from the album ‘Silver Streams’
Small label by the looks of it. (Guys, why doncha use an About Us link and make my life easy eh?)
Indie label with small selection of stuff for streaming and download.
Free mp3 downloads from the innovative underground rap collective Anticon.
Certified Sound Music
Small selection of free music downloads and streaming from albums in a few genres.
QED records offers free singles, EP’s, and full-length albums of electronic and experimental music. These releases include studio-recorded material as well as live recordings.
Comatronic is a netlabel focused on distributing quality electronic music under a creative commons license.
Another indie band site. Limited downloads from bands like the Fruit Bats. (This makes me look like I know what I’m talking about, but really I have NO idea who the Fruit Bats are/were/could be. Sorry!)
Neverwhere Records
Neverwhere Records is an independent record label specializing in dark ambient, experimental electronic and space music. Download Free mp3s of Neverwhere Artists.
Steam Powered Studio
Steam Powered offers mp3 and ogg files from a variety of performers from the central PA region- blues, folk, jazz, and other. We are supported entirely by your sponsorship!
Abdicate Cell
Experimental music netlabel.
userfriendly netlabel portal.
Musical Family Tree
1000s of Free MP3s? by Midwest based Indie Rock bands.
Netlabel featuring wide ranges of electronics, deep ambientish to danceable. Explore & enjoy. [Bare bones file structure site, so don’t expect anything flash in the way of user interface. Red]
Webbed Hand Records
Quote from site: Webbed Hand Records is an independent netlabel with a focus on strange works of audio art that defy tidy categories. With an expanding catalog of unique recordings and a growing roster of visionary sound artists, we’re the label to visit for sound in the service of enchantment .. includes beautiful artwork ..
This is one of the most vibrant and unique netlabels there is. From the site: We are a small record label based in Leipzig / Germany and we produce a kind of music here which we call – for the lack of a better term – DIGITAL LAPTOP REGGAE (DLR).This means nothing else but that we produce first and above all REGGAE music (or DUB) in it’s classical sense, which in itself is nothing new, but since we’re having a background of mostly electronic music we’re doing this with the only tool that is obvious to use for that purpose – a COMPUTER, and a computer only. [Update: Fabulous. Weird, but fabulous! Red]
A netlabel for free electronic music. Limited number of streamed tracks only though.
Polish net-label (in English) and concert agenda for experimental electronic music. A place of meeting for all interested in such artistic activities.
The Doubtful Palace
Five tons of fill dirt and a bucket of squid. [Should net-labels be quite this wacky? 🙂 Red]
Lepers Productions
Lepers Productions is a free new net label. We give for free what his lepers produce. Lepers Plays Noise, pop, glam, country electronic, with a lo-fi DIY attitude. We’re proud of ourself. Spread the disease.

Non-English Sites Back to top
Muzie is a Japanese amateur and indie artists’ web site, similar to of old. Has over 65,000 songs of every genre conceivable. The site is in Japanese, but is easy to navigate for non-Japanese speakers. Music is in mp3 with some in RealMedia.
The first Spanish “Copyleft” music site in “OGG” compression format. In this site you find songs and one important strategy for music license – cryptography and time stamp to warranty your songs. The proposal of this site is to take the LINUX idea to the music.
A French libre music portal, a non-profit org. All-days-growing community of over 40+ labels, 300+ artists, licenced under 16+ different copyleft or CC licenses. Music archive (also in english) in ogg/mp3 format, streaming, podcasts, comments…Rss feeds, news, forums, links base…
Latin American music in the Netherlands
A page about musique from South America in Holland
German language weblog-magazine that specializes in interviews, portraits and in finding quality free music downloads from around the world. Also you find the weekly netaudio-charts, a place to get to know new artists by giving them a listen. Last not least you find even mp3-mix-tapes…
German language portal that specializes in finding quality free music downloads from around the world. Great site features are music compilations for lazy people and the Top 100 download chart. (The link opens the English welcome page.)
Artists Community from Europe. Also features an Open Netaudio Podcast Community.
A German site, easy to navigate with a big selection of genres, and a search engine.
The rough guide to music you don’t hear on the radio, in French. Also a record label and French collective T.I.M.E.C., with Electronic, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Jam Bands, Pop, Rock, Reggae and World music.
LeWiki404 Mp3Legal
A site similar to this one, but in French, with tons of links to legal download sites. Easy to find artists offering a certain genre, even if you do not understand French.
Trama Virtual
Brazilian site featuring about 10,000 tracks from local unsigned bands. Good stuff.
Brazilian site featuring about 1,700 tracks from 274 artists, well organised in genres.
Manolo Almeida
Site of the singer Manolo Almeida in which you will be able to download more than 40 songs in mp3 corresponding to his two albums, home records and preproductions. In addition, also his literary work is available for downloading.
Durden Records
Band and website (in spanish/english)also from Spain offering free mp3s by Street Spirit, El Sueño de Marla, Split the Brain and other bands, all ready to download under cc copyleft license.
Eorann, Basque country rock, full mp3 for download.
La Mundial
Band and website (in spanish) from Barcelona, Spain offering not only their music, but also many other copyleft musical works.
Eve Cournoyer
The official website of the popular french canadian singer
Ural Rock
At the western edge of Siberia, thousands of miles east of Moscow, are the Ural Mountains, the border between Asia and Europe. Truly the far side of the world. But there is Rock and Roll there. The site is sort of funky with the frames, but there is a goldmine of mp3 files. All in Russian, but interesting to poke through. The menu button “3BYKN” (with a backward N) will bring up the band listing, so you can sample the sounds. Some truly amazing and fresh stuff. – Digitale Musique Boutique
In German. You can download a lot of songs for free, like a EP from Queen Of Japan or the complete Album from Sam $ Valley! Just search for Price= 0 Euro and you get the whole free mp3 catalog.
Swedish bizarre rock.
Great synthesizermusic from germany. The most tracks are for free download!
At the crossroads between, blues, soul and Americana, there’s us… With some French and English lyrics, a French band that’s really kicking…

Bands Offering Mp3s Back to top

The Ascendents
The band that will change it all. Free mp3, free video, frequently updated with new studio and live recordings.

Involved since the early begining in the freedom of music, Godon delivers a groovy, punchy and inspired energic french rock, with full of sens lyrics. Listen to mp3’s and buy the CD on or
Featuring the awesome vocals of John Harvan. If you like acoustic rock that touches your heart and soul? Styll has what you desire. Listen to mp3’s and buy the CD on our web site. Styll’s – Still Standing, Still Strong CD is loaded with great songs.
Digital Moodz
Ambient electronic soundscapes blended with modern grooves, similar to Enigma and Delerium. Free mp3 downloads on the music page.
Jennifer Avalon
The website of a female singer that has some instrumentals too. Download for free or donate via Paypal for the music you really like. Recommended.
The Sheets web site
1980’s, early 90’s pop rock band site
A norwegian kid who has a site full of crazy electronic music. It’s worth a listen or two (hundred).
Bray, an R&B artist from California, offers his entire catalog for download/streaming here.
LP Project Argo
LP has been pushing the envelope of forward-thinking electronic dance music since rave culture was barely beyond its infancy. Since that time, thousands of excited fans have born witness to the spectacle that is their live performance. LP represents a unique and refreshing blend of energetic progressive house, trance, and break beat.
Digitaria´s first single, Anti, is available for download. Composed in January 2003, it features vocals by Cida Nogueira and was produced by John. The single also contains a remix by the brazilian Dj Roger Moore and one by the french project U-point. The sleeve was designed by Misprinted Type.
Ear Reverends
The Ear Reverends, experimental rock and stuff, offer all of their releases as mp3 downloads under creative commons by-nc-sa license.
Eddiemuerte makes music with his synthesizers, samplers and grooveboxes. Check back for new mp3 downloads.
Jeff Harrington
Bizarre electronic and funky classical music by noted Brooklyn composer, Jeff Harrington. Large scale piano pieces, chamber pieces, experimental electronic, microtonal and ambient – all mp3’s freely available most also with accompanying PDF scores. “Harrington is the most intriguing new figure I’ve discovered on the Web…” Kyle Gann, Village Voice, July 7, 1999
Maharajah Commission
A Malaysian based indie band offers its songs for download.
Mechanical insects
A group of musicians from Brighton. There are currently three key contributors : Legs Mc, Mr Cooper and Scketch.
The Narcissists
Swedish hip hop group with songs for free download.
Please keep in mind that these files are for PROMOTIONAL use only. Listen to the songs, watch the videos, stare at Joe’s nose, whatever…but countless hours of work and loads of money have been put into making the Non-Prophets a reality, so show some love and buy the single.
They Might Be Giants
Free mp3 with the newsletter or a streaming audio program – the clock-radio.
For your ears, a selection of mp3’s to download at your leisure. They will be updated, changed, turned inside out, and all sorts of things every so often. Composed/Produced by s24, unless stated otherwise.
Salter Cane
Some dark and menacing songs to download for free.
Tom Fox
Free music downloads from UK singer songwriter Tom Fox, an artist with eclectic soul, pop, rnb, disco, smooth jazz and acid jazz influences.
Old 2004 Lp avalailable for free download.
Wckr Spgt
Ground-breaking Indie Legends from Southern California. Entire catalog (1982 – now) available for download. 1000s of original dada-like punk and rock songs.
The Woodsmen
Free internet music’s best kept secret. All original music that defies description. Download 5 full albums for free in mp3 format from this mighty band.
Oklahoma Dirt Band
Download 4 original Country Gospel songs written by the Oklahoma Dirt Band before they are released to radio.
Bell X-1
Download Bell X-1’s first album for free: instrumental music with atmospheric atmosphere, hypnotic loops, samples, aerial arpeggios and noisy guitars.
Explicit Language
A spanish Hardcore Punk band with free music for free people. – Hip-Hop Drum Tutorial
Not much, just a single article regarding hip-hop drums. Really simple stuff, for people who don’t know a thing about hip-hop track creating.
Thalia Zedek
The Official Website of former Come-singer/songwriter Thalia Zedek. Will feature free mp3’s and extended discography (Live Skull, Uzi, Dangerous Birds, Come)
Freely download and distribute 4 indie-rock tunes from this unique band whose members hail from Boston, Baltimore, and San Francisco.
Bootleggers and Motor Tater
Bootleggers and Motor Tater is the combined project from Kent Siebe and Keith Trimm. All mp3 downloads are free.
Dogmael DAMIEN
Free mp3 Music Albums of Dogmael Damien to download.
The Roscoe Experiment
Post Club Electro, or Dance Music For People Who Can’t Dance. Check out ‘Stereo-Prequel’ release, “There I Am”, and download it.
Experimental musiko. Free CC licensed music by Lanark, from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Full songs from their 2004 release! Rave reviews and licensing with MTV made this CD a hit. Look for the follow-up in early 2006.
dean18 has an original sound that comes from many different musical influences from Elvis Costello to Talking Heads to Moby to the Beatles. Each song is unique but incorporates different musical textures that explore different pop styles in new ways. Different without being weird (O.K. sometimes a little weird).
Ritualistik is a unique experimental psy trance artist from Melbourne, Australia. All songs are downloadable in high quality ogg vorbis format.
Hip Hop from Slovenia. Needs more tracks for download.
Drew Blackard
Without A Knife offers up free acoustic downloads and streams of the music of Drew Blackard.
B.E.Mann ‘the energy man’ supersite
‘Official’ site of the international reggae entertainer.
Count Robocula
Good songs for good people from good people.
The official site for the UK electronica duo.
Free Rock Music Videos
Looking for the “Fight for Freedom” Music Video? Here it is! Also other Free Rock Music Videos and Mp3’s
All Traps Set
All Traps Set – Psych, Drums, Avant-Garde
Norway’s ambient pioneer presents a vast collection of his music comissioned for art-installations etc.
ADHD Sessions
Electronica DJ site, with some free mp3 downloads. Ambient meets minimal progressive house.
downEdge is known for its unique blend of attitude, melancholic moods and aggression, deriving from grunge and metal. The band’s live-performance is a direct reflection of its music; variations between explosive energy and vulnerable melodic passages.
Techno producer : Statix
Statix is a belgian techno producer & DJ. On his site you will find free mp3 downloads, music links and more…
A free mp3 album including rock, country, reggae…with good amount of digital elements added.
Official Website of Andy Bleeding Hands Hughes
Claims to be the best acoustic solo artist in the known world.
The Kilvo Blog
Download free, independent music, full album downloads. [[



Mutopia All music in the Mutopia Project is free to download, print out, perform and distribute. There are now 673 pieces of music available!


Podcast Directory List

Here are some top podcast directories :

  • Podcasting News’ Podcast Directory is the largest user-built directory of podcasts.
  • Podcast Alley, one of the most popular podcasting sites, has a large podcast directory.
  • – directory and podcast service
  • is an established, very large podcast directory.
  • PodcastPickle – the only podcast directory with a pickle mascot!  The site features a content rating system based on the familiar movie system, G, PG, R, etc.
  • Digital Podcast
  • – from Penguin Radio
  • A Podcast Directory is available at
  • iPodderX
  • iTunes – Apple’s proprietary (non-web) directory drives a huge amount of traffic to many podcasts
  • Yahoo – has a podcast search and tag-based index

Here’s a list of additional directories to add your podcast to, or to search for podcasts :

Topical Directories

Video Podcasting Directories

  • Genwi – video podcast directory that features tagging and daily top episodes
  • MeFeedia – describes itself as “the original videoblog directory”
  • PodcastVideos – a directory focused only on video podcasts.
  • VlogDir – a videoblog directory; features new videoblogs and a random selection of videoblogs.
  • Vodstock – video podcast directory that features user ratings and a recommendation system.



  • Podbazaar – international podcast directory and hosting site that focuses on South Asian podcasts. Also offers a free 1GB basic account.


  • Podcast SA  – a resource and directory for podcasting that focuses on South Africa.





  • – calls itself “le premier site en français dédié au podcasting.”




  • Lusocast – from Brazil, Portugal and other Portugueses speeking countries


RSS Directories & Searches (not podcast-specific)





SHOUTcast is Nullsoft’s Free Winamp-based distributed streaming audio system. Thousands of broadcasters around the world are waiting for you to tune in and listen. Take a peek through the SHOUTcast directory (immediately listed below) to start browsing the most popular stations. Be sure to select your connection speed and then what kind of music you’re looking for over on the right hand side for optimal listening pleasure. All you need is a player (we recommend Winamp) and you’re set to go!


Welcome to Internet Radio Index Listen to over 1,800 Internet Radio Stations Live with
Real Audio and Windows Media players!


UK Radio Stations the Internet’s most comprehensive and most up-to-date list of UK and Irish radio stations simultaneously webcasting live on the net.


Music 4 Dreams Listen to music and news from all around the World via netradio and it’s all free


Your Free Web Radio Over 700 online radio streams of completely free no advertisement music radio stations from around the world. Listen to it online through their website, or offline via their free software download.
Free World Radio Welcome. My name is Paul, AKA LaughingCavalier. I created FreeWorld Radio as an extension of the ArtistLaunch network of sites. Together these sites combine to promote the music of Independent artists worldwide.
We are grassroots, by artists for artists. Not familiar with Independent music? Just launch our radio, sit back and enjoy some of the best music in the world.




Music Links


Music Links

AirPlay Direct – a web-based digital delivery system that allows artists and labels to make their music available directly to broadcasters around the world. The radio industry has been slow to adopt digital delivery in some regions globally, but that appears to be changing. Recent trends indicate that radio programmers are now aggressively embracing digital delivery. AirPlay Direct’s newest radio members include programmers from Clear Channel, Sirius Radio, Live 365 and the world famous KROQ in Los Angeles

All Music Guide – has undergone a complete makeover. The new allmusic has added content, improved functionality and a compelling new look. Feedback from our users was a direct inspiration for much of the new site. The result is a robust music discovery and reference site

ALLindies – Providing independent artists and labels a creative and controlled environment for promoting, releasing and selling independent releases directly to retailers and on the internet

Artistopia – Join music artists across the world in their pursuit to music stardom. Artistopia’s music community includes artist profiles, free MP3 music downloads, press releases, artist gigs and events, music resources directory, classified ads, and music forums

ArtistLaunch – began as a clearinghouse for internet broadcasters, but has quickly evolved into an Internet radio network which draws its material almost exclusively from independent artists, and has further developed into a promoter of the artists, providing them with Live Showcases, internet and real-world radio outlets, reviews, and Artist Pages

ArtistShare – an innovative new business model for creative artists. Through ArtistShare artists are able to develop a strong and loyal fan base while simultaneously funding their creative projects through their fan base

ATANATA Records – created with an objective to promote every genre of independent music

Audio Lunchbox – founded in April 2003 by 4 individuals with a common vision: to increase exposure and availability of great independent music. Audio Lunchbox is not just a digital download site, it is a lifestyle. We strive to make the purchase of digital music quick, easy and affordable. When you download from our site, you are not restricted by DRM (Digital Rights Management) like some of the other download services. When you purchase audio from us, do with it as you please, as long as it’s for personal use


BandHub – a fully integrated system of Campaign, Commerce and Community management for bands. Essentially, BandHub is a hub for bands to market, promote and distribute their music and merchandise, and to promote their live performances, online

BandLink.Net – Search engine with links to hundreds of major and independent record labels and web sites – Worldwide band name registry: also a band search engine, issue press releases, and a music industry database

Bandzoogle – web builder allows bands to build, manage, and add professional features to their web sites. Sites feature message boards, tour diaries, news, shows, photo galleries and more

BenT Music – Independent Music Store, Record Label, and Music Resource bent on helping Independent musicians get their music out to the public – Offering tickets to concerts, theater and sporting events, specializing in premium seating for all events

BETA Records, LLC – a fast growing Internet music company, maintains the goal of finding, developing, showcasing, and launching unsigned artists to the Music Industry. BETA Records, LLC uses the latest in music streaming technology to showcase and distribute its website content to visitors with traditional and broadband connections. To supplement Internet exposure, BETA Records, LLC will use traditional marketing tools to recruit and expose artists to major record labels

Big Fat Web Hosting – Affordable web hosting and web design for bands. 500MB of webspace. Loads of space for mp3s. Web design servces available. Specialists in designing websites for bands – Get cash for your used CDs and DVDs

CD Baby – a little online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians

CD Freedom – Online Music CD Store, Buy CDs Online, Sell CDs Online, Indie CD Distribution

CD Unsigned – The leading UK CD store, featuring CDs by new and emerging bands

CDcovers.CC – Large online archives for CD covers. Includes a covers search engine, bulletin board, and request section

cdstreet – Independent record companies, bands, music schools, music stores, publishers can all use to sell goods online through our superstore AND/OR E-Commerce enable their OWN website

Charts All Over the World – Collection of links to music charts on the Net from more than 80 countries. Search engine for more than 900 updated chart pages

The Choice Music – Free Downloads, DJ Mixes, Events and News. You can personalize this site to your musical taste. Free mp3 downloads, event listings and specialist music news to match your lifestyle. Contributors can upload press releases for free onto our site with images and audio. Our editors filter content to our global membership using matching technology

Classical Net – now featuring reviews of more than 2200 CDs, as well as 5500 files and over 3800 links to other classical music web sites

CommonTunes – a community directory of freely available music

Concert Finders – A mega search engine for music concerts, music performances, local bands, music festivals, theater performances, and operas

Crossfader – an online community for the global electronic artist. We are building this tool to help you connect with people who share your love for creation, great music, technology and modern culture

Davey Inc. – a not for profit production company established with a start up grant from The Prince’s Trust.  We make commercials and music videos.  We are looking to work with independent labels to provide high quality, broadcast standard affordable music videos – set up to showcase new bands and artists’ material. The sole aim is to provide an easy and affordable way to present the material to the record industry and the listening public

The Disc Kiosk Ltd. – established in 1999. Having written and developed its own software, The Disc Kiosk now actively provides a specialist service to supply music CD’s on demand (CDO) on behalf of major record companies around the world. We now supply over 1000 albums that we have converted and placed on our system for Universal Music (UK) Ltd. and that can currently be purchased on-line from many stores including MVC, Woolworths, Streetsonline, Amazon and Ebay

diskant – an independent music community based in Glasgow, Scotland,with a whole team of people from all over the UK and beyond writing about independent music and culture

DogbiteMusic – free downloads, mp3s and Weed music files

DJZX – Dance music directory and search engine – a hosting platform for artists

ElvisFind – Search engine and site directory with e-cards, downloads and a forum

Epitonic – a site for sore ears. We are a campaign – a group of individuals who share a zealous lust for music – music that invades our thoughts, music that propels our bodies – music that allows us to revel in passion and pleasure

Euromusic – Exclusively providing information on the European music market

Europe Jazz Network – a non-profit association of promoters, musicians’ associations, artistic directors, consultants of music programmes in Europe working mainly in the field of jazz and improvised music

Fabrizio Ferrari’s Musicians Page – Free sheet music, musicians search engine, musical software tools, services and resources

GigFinder – Comprehensive musician’s referral service. Free targeted classified advertising and music industry search engine

Good-Music-Guide – A weekly listening guide to good music of all types on compact disc

Go2Audio – the Internet’s biggest directory of audio – and music- related web sites

Gramophone – From its peerless – and fearless – reviews to its penetrating interviews with the world’s leading classical music artists Gramophone magazine is simply unmatched

Hiphop Directory – the Guide to HipHop Resources Worldwide

HOSTBABY – gives musicians total control of 200 megs of webspace on a very fast webserver – You have your own URL with your band name, a customized web page where you can post all your band info and MP3s, create message boards, fan lists, and of course, get e-mail from your fans – the number one source for independent music

The Industry Yellow – Find Record Companies, Distributors, A&R’s, Managers, Studios, Clubs/Venues, Music Sites, Radio and More – Online Internet Radio Station Directory

iSOUND.COM – creating the ultimate online music community. Whether you are a fan, a musician or a record label, we are the place to be for all that is music online

IUMA – the one place to post your music where actual musicians are watching out for you – not weasels watching the numbers. You have your own URL with your band name first. And a custom web page where you can post all your band info and MP3s, sell CDs, create message boards, fan lists, and of course, get e-mail from your fans – all Free

The Jazz Discography by Tom Lord – 100 years of jazz records on one CD-ROM – All you need to know about virtually any jazz record ever released

Jazzpromo – hundreds of independent Jazz and Blues CDs

Kelkoo – lets you compare CD prices at major outlets – Directory and search engine with links to bands, resources and venues. Includes an events calendar and free e-mail service

liveDaily – the latest concert tour information, music news, and reviews

Lyrics Universe – The World Widest Lyrics Search Engine – all major artists covered

MegaSearch – CD cover image search engine looks for matches on over 350 sites – Search engine for MIDI sites and files, as well as message board community support for composers

Mix Swap – online community for finding new music by trading mix tapes with people around the world

Mojam – your live music source for rock, country, christian, classical and gospel music, tickets, concert dates, music downloads, covering cities such as New York, San Francisco, London, Austin, New Orleans and Los Angeles

Music Arsenal – A web-based record label management application that takes a lot of what used to be done on paper and through filemaker, puts it on the web and allows record label employees to stay in touch with everything a record label is doing during the entire process

Music Download Site Reviews – Independent reviews, user reviews and screenshots for the most popular music download sites on the net

The Music Hype – ultimate online music resource for unsigned / signed bands and artists from the UK & Ireland. A-Z of bands, lists of bands and artist music, links to free MP3 downloads, buy band CDs direct, streaming full length demos, artist of the month archive, UK gig list, downloadable lyrics plus lots more

The Music Review – Music industry search engine with a comprehensive index of radio stations in the United States. Includes directories of artists, producers and booking agents

Music Review America – created for Musicians and Music Lovers so they could share their interests & resources

Music Robot – Search Engine with access to over 1 million MIDI files

Musician, Musician Fans, Musician Fan Club, Musician Web Site – CMEG.TV – CMEG.TV is your online source for Philly bands, Philadelphia bands, Lisa Bouchelle Killing Words, Christopher Michael official website

MusicNow – Digital music library and online music downloads

MX Music Guide – the definitive guide to DC’s thriving music scene

My Music and Lyrics – A web site to showcase your musical talents! DESCRIPTION: Get your own web page featuring your musical talent, photo and biography. Share your talent with the world – lets you remotely manage a list of music, books, films or videogames on your blog or website. It can be embedded anywhere on your webpage and can be easily configured to fit the existing design of your site

New Artist Radio – Free service offered to bands & new artists that would like to get their music heard World Wide on a 10 Radio Shows

OnlineRock – an online music community comprised of thousands of musicians, music professionals and die-hard music fans. Bands and musicians from around the globe use OnlineRock’s tools and services to easily promote, distribute and sell their music online

The Orchard – the largest distributor of independent music in the world

Pianopedia – Search engine allowing queries on a database of piano works from the classical piano repertoire – Free Image Hosting – Provides free image hosting to customers. Take advantage of free hosting offers today without having to signup for a webhosting account. Good for ebay and yahoo advertisements, weblog users’ images. No signup required

Podbop: podcasting bands coming to your town – Old way: Looking up concerts in your town on an event site, googling 100 different bands, tracking down an MP3 for each band, and then deciding which show you want to go to. The Podbop way: Type in a city, get MP3s, discover a band you like, and go see them

Portable MP3 Players at Digital Music Museum – Browse our museum of portable MP3 players. Features an overview, technical speciation, and links to reviews for over a wide variety of players

Rap – Urban search engine providing information on Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Dance, artist information, and top sites programs

Record and Publishing Deals – Music licensing and television/film music placement service – created as a quality source of both artist/musician updates and information and as a source for jingle singers and song writers to further their careers with top notch jingle demos for the aspiring jingle singer and song demos for those writers looking for the professional edge in their song productions as well as custom artist website design, artist development including press kit design work and artist logo creations. was founded by Mr Tom Gauger, a former talent booking agent with the famous William Morris Agency (Bill Cosby, Roseanne Barr, Regis Philbin, Dennis Miller and 100’s of other household name artists and writers), booking many country superstars including the late Tammy Wynette, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, etc.

The RIAA Radar – a tool that music consumers can use to easily and instantly distinguish whether an album was released by a member of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

rock paper scissors – We specialize in publicity and marketing in the U.S. for “world music” and reggae labels, artists, websites, etc. We are true world music enthusiasts. Our approach for publicity is to distill the most intriguing angles about a project and hook editors/journalists/etc. that way. We have great relationships at National Public Radio, mainstream music and lifestyle press, and major market newspapers. Clients have included Nonesuch, Harmonia Mundi, Antibalas, Narada, Indigo, Sounds True, Triloka, Mondo Melodia/Ark 21, Network, Ninja Tune, the Bulgarian Women’s Choir, Naxos World, Piranha, Lyrichord, Ashé, International Music Network, Afropop Worldwide, World Music Institute, Times Square, World Connection, World Village, Vive La World!,, and

Rock’s Backpages Library – From here you can search the archive of reviews, interviews and features on artists from Abba to Zappa, by the best writers and from the most influential magazines

Royalty Free Classical Music – Choose from over 500 all-time orchestral classical favourites from one convenient place and download them instantly – designed to be your one-stop destination for anything you can think of that is about or related to DJ and music – provides an essential music-search and licence-acquisition facility for film, production and broadcast service companies; advertising, creative and media agencies; and freelance producers, directors and music supervisors. We visit and talk to these people regularly and usually finds their CD music libraries in disarray, with no clear route to accessing independent catalogues available for licencing – provides online retail storefronts for record labels that have already established a web presence. creates a store that seamlessly integrates with the look and feel of the client’s site – discovering the best indie rock bands

Songsearch – Music CD and DVD Movie Internet Store

SoundClick – a music website that features both signed and unsigned bands. You will find well-known artists such as Janet Jackson, Sarah McLachlan, Moby, Gravediggaz, PM Dawn, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Letters To Cleo. But we also offer thousands of great unsigned bands looking for their big break

Student Slackers Music Hosting – If you make music or anything that sounds like music, feel free to host it here. It’s completely free. You get 50 megs of space to provide as many tracks that will fit. Let people hear your stuff so they can decide whether you are good or not. Register, Upload Music, and Have Fun

SubliminalTapeClub – the most advanced download platform for left field electronic music. Offering ogg vorbis and mp3 downlaods in selectable bitrates with watermarking option for artists publishing on STC

Subscription Music Site Reviews – Independent reviews, user reviews and screenshots for the most popular subscription music/mp3 download sites on the net

Swapzies – a cross between a social network and an online file storage site. Users can upload files to the site and then play these files online, or download them to any other computer. Users can designate their files as public, and any other swapzies user can then access those files

Telecopy Inc. – Full service DVD, CD and Video duplication and replication company serving all 50 states

totallyradio – an online radio specializing in independent music, promoting a variety of styles (electronica, hiphop, worldmusic, reggae etc.) presented by professional DJ’s and reaching a global audience of more than 40,000 listeners each week – your home for dance music on the net, offering the very best in music downloads and editorial features on the biggest names in dance – specializing in house music downloads, featuring tracks from a variety of labels, including 83 West, Basement Boys, Cajual, Loveslap, and Transport – a new online community for live music, providing new ways for venues, bands and music fans to interact

VFunk – a professionally edited global dance music directory that offers free inclusion, paid inclusion, and sponsorship opportunities

Vibe-Nation – MP3 sites, chat rooms, music, cd’s, record promoters, music charts – MP3 downloads,chat rooms online

Women Of Country – The Internet’s #1 Guide To Female Country Music

XstreamRadio – a small and convenient desktop radio, that provides quick access to hundreds of international radio stations, organized by country. In addition to integrated playback, it also allows you to record what you are listening to and save it as MP3 file. Small, compact, and easy to use.

  • Access Place Music Genres – Links to musicians, lyrics, MP3s, soundtracks and webcasts.
  • AOL Music – Offers music news, artist bios, discographies, photo galleries, downloads and videos. Covers multiple music genres.
  • Artist Music Home Pages – Includes artist and MP3 sites.
  • – Directory of fan and artist sites.
  • Barebonz Musician Directory Services – A free directory of musicians, teachers and bands in North America, Australia and the UK.
  • Bass Player Heaven – An extensive array of sites covering many areas of music, with an emphasis on the bass guitar.
  • Blues Links – An index of artists, festivals, organizations, magazines, books and various establishments that cater to blues.
  • – Portal for concerts and musical venues in the UK.
  • Hot Bands – Global local music directory, MP3 news and downloads, reviews, CD sales.
  • Independent Record Store Directory – Directory of independent record stores. Includes featured artists and stores and sound clips.
  • Intrepid Music Magazine – Includes an extensive link directory with many different categories, from guitars and drums to radio stations and e-zines.
  • – Directory and search engine with links to bands, resources and venues. Includes an events calendar and free e-mail service.
  • Local Music Directory, The – Independent musicians’ websites and resources, categorized by city and musical style. Free listings.
  • Los Angeles Indie Rock – A list of bands, clubs and publications in Los Angeles. Includes musician resources and links. Some adult language.
  • Male Choir International Index – Large collection of links to male choirs around the world.
  • Music and Audio Connection, The – Links to artists, university music programs, music/audio related software downloads, and music associations. Includes discussion forums and classified ads.
  • Music, Guitar and Bass Links – Includes musical instrument manufacturers, equipment dealers, bands and guitar/bass tablature.
  • Music Heaven – Listings of popular artists, groups and progressive rock bands. Includes links to official sites, general music searches and MP3 sites.
  • Music Industry Database – Locate musicians, stores, and manufacturers.
  • Music Industry Search Index – A new search engine designed for the music industry.
  • Music Mates, LLC. – A free national (USA) referral for musicians, bands and instructors.
  • Music Network USA – Links to information resources for music professionals. Free classifieds, shopping mall, user registry, links, and newswire.
  • Music Pages, The – A directory of bands and their tunes, music gear and clubs. Includes a free musician referral service and free classified ads.
  • Music Resource Directory – Search engine: schools, recording, song writing, other resources.
  • Music Resources – Presented by the Sibelius Academy, a conservatory in Helsinki, Finland. They provide a huge list of sites covering many genres of music. They also include famous composers, instruments, research, theory and opera. PC Magazine Top 100 Web Site, February 1996.
  • Music Review, The – Music industry search engine with a comprehensive index of radio stations in the United States. Includes directories of artists, producers and booking agents.
  • Music Yellow Pages – Listings of over 40,000 manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in the music, pro audio and entertainment lighting industries. Features yellow page categorical breakdowns, white page section, search section, industry news and classifieds section.
  • Musical Links – A multi-genre index of artists and their recordings. Includes links to music magazines, hardware, software and instrument dealers.
  • Musical Note – A guide to concerts, rock, jazz, blues or dance clubs, musical instruments, bands, and online music.
  • MusicDish Genome Project – Huge directory of music related sites. Its goal is to map the online music industry and make sense of the tens of thousands of music sites on the Web.
  • Musichits – Hundreds of music links, sorted by artist, genre, downloads.
  • Musician’s Archive – A directory of links to articles on guitar and bass, effects, piano, keyboards, drums, songwriting, recording and business/legal aspects of the music industry.
  • MusicMoz – Comprehensive music directory, edited by volunteers. Lists and accepts submissions of music-related websites, reviews, and artist and recording information.
  • – Exclusive album previews, gig reviews, opera reviews, directory of live music venues, interviews and band websites.
  • Directory – Includes links to bands and artists, education, instruments, lyrics, labels, venues, news, media and software.
  • Muzikontakt – Czech Music Directory – About 7000 contacts in Czech music business including bands, musicians, agencies, studios, broadcasting, education, magazines and events. [English/Czech]
  • New Voices – Webpages of 25 British composers including Gabriel Jackson, Andrew Toovey and Graham Fitkin. Includes biographical details, lists of works and audio samples for each artist.
  • NothingButMusic.Net – A directory of music sites, including links to artists, record labels, shopping, resources, live events and tickets, media and television.
  • Performing Arts and Artists Worldwide – Site indexes those official sites with domains only, of music bands worldwide. Sort by music style.
  • Royal Music – Music links to all types of music from around the world, the Queen’s favorite bands, and information on Indian music.
  • Scottie’s Music World – A resource of music links to artists in pop, jazz, country, rock, blues, and new age
  • Music Directory – A categorized list of bands, agents, managers, studios, record labels, venues, publishers, magazines, e-zines, newspapers, MP3/audio sites, resources, radio and television. Includes news, message boards and free e-mail.
  • – Extensive directory with more than 1500 links to reference material, e-zines, webcasts, recording equipment, MP3s and music resources. Includes a section with recording tricks and equipment guides.
  • Singer and Songwriter Directory – Links to official sites and fan pages. Includes popular and lesser known musicians.
  • 1st SPOT Music – Resources on music, classical, popular, country, rock and blues with sections on music business, orchestras and musical instruments
  • – Guide to blues, Christian, classical, country, dance, jazz, rock, top 40, heavy metal and oldies.
  • – UK based directory contains links, news, reviews, and live media.
  • UKMIX – UK Music Internet Exchang – Dedicated to the UK music scene. Includes forums, reviews and links.
  • UKMusicSearch – Large UK music directory featuring links to bands, artists, venues, reviews, news, charts, gigs, instruments, studios, production, software, record labels and radio.
  • Ultimate Musicians Network – Features links to manufacturers, reference material, publications, tablature, lyrics and downloads. Includes forums and shopping.
  • WWW Music Database – Interactive directories of artists, albums and songs.
  • WWWArtChannel: Music – Unified access to over 500 different international and national search engines and more than 1,200 directories and resource pages.