If you are a music lover and want to download songs but do not have the budget for it, you can try searching for music sites that allow song downloads for free.
Free download of music online is possible and easy to do. With a lot of people wanting to have the latest songs, numerous websites offering free music downloads have emerged. There are also a vast number of peer-to-peer file sharing sites that allow sharing of almost all types of media including music files.
So how can you download free music online? Before anything else, you need to do a little research first on what websites allow free music download. You can do this by using search engines such as Google, Yahoo, MSN Search, Bing, etc. These search engines will show you the list and links to the websites where you can legally download the song that you like, free of charge. You can also visit forums to get tips and honest reviews from users on what are the trusted music websites that offer top quality audios for free. Being informed will prevent you from wasting time and end up downloading poor quality songs or worse, viruses.
Some music websites that offer free downloads will require you to sign up before you can start downloading. Other sites do not require registration and you can directly search for the specific song title or artist name and begin your download. Most music websites offering free downloads can give you unlimited access to millions of songs without shelling out any amount. The songs are offered in various file formats like MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, and others so you can choose which format is compatible with your audio player. This can save you the hassle of downloading file conversion software programs.
Three of the popular music websites that most people visit to access free music ranging from the classical to pop or rock include: Music Oasis, SoundCloud, and Napster.
- At Music Oasis you can download high quality songs without any registration or the need to purchase products. The songs are in mp3 format, which can be played in any audio player with non-DRM, enabling you to save, copy, transfer, or share songs with others. Music Oasis requires an operating system of either, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 and the Flash Player 10 to be able to download songs easily and quickly.
To start getting hold of the numerous songs, you need to install IQ™ first then run the program in your computer. Once you have successfully installed the program you can then start exploring the website. If you are searching for a specific artist or song, you can type the song title or the name of the artist in the search option. You can also browse through the several music genres to see the songs available in each category. Once you find the song you are searching for, you can click on the download tab and after a few minutes, the song is saved in your computer, ready to be enjoyed.
- SoundCloud is a music website where new artists can upload and share their original songs to everyone. You can check songs that are publicly shared by SoundCloud users and download it directly. Once you reach the minimum download allowed, you can no longer continue downloading unless you install the SoundCloud downloader. After the SoundCloud downloader is installed in your computer, you can resume downloading. You simply copy the URL of the song you want to download and paste it in the SoundCloud application and press the search button. You will be provided a list of songs you can download. You double click the song you want and choose a location where to save the song. After choosing the location, the song download will start. The process is simple and you can continue doing it until you have the songs you want.
- Napster is famous as a legal music downloads site and has more than 12 million songs available for download through membership. Napster offers several affordable subscription plans for unlimited access to songs, even the new releases. However if you cannot sign up for a subscription plan, you can choose the Free Napster Light Plan, which does not require a subscription fee. With this plan you can search and browse for the music you plan to purchase. Napster also offers a free 7-day trial where you can explore the site before deciding if you will sign up for a subscription plan or not when the trial expires. If you know someone who has an active subscription at Napster, he/she can also send you a song or a couple of songs as a gift.
With a number of music websites as well as peer-to-peer sharing sites offering free music downloads for everyone, you can enjoy music without having to pay any amount. All you need to do is search them up over the net and visit their sites to see what they have to offer.