While everyone seems to be streaming music these days, sometimes its good to have a song saved to your phone or laptop ready to listen to even without an internet connection. Luckily, there are tons of sites online with free downloads of almost any track you can think of, giving you plenty to choose from. These are our favorite, totally legal and free, mp3 download sites.
The Free Music Archive is one of the internet’s top sites for downloading great quality music at the click of a button. It’s easy to search and use and all completely legit. FMA is also surprisingly diverse when it comes to its offerings, with live recordings, obscure artists and spoken word all available to download for free.
If you’re a fan of live music, you should definitely check out the Internet Archive, where a massive selection of recordings are stored. The site also has radio programs, regular old music tracks, news shows and tons of other interesting clips to download, so you’ll never be short of something to listen to.
Dogmazic may be written in French, but its worth hitting Google Translate to access the site’s massive selection of free MP3 downloads. An established internet music presence since 2004, it has over 50,000 tracks available and is entirely legal.
If you want to be sure that some money makes it back to your favorite artists, Jamendo could be the MP3 site for you. It has as one of the largest music selections online with over 390,000 tracks, and tons of cool features that will help you find new songs and musicians to listen to. Jamendo also claims to give back as much as 50% of its revenue to artists who sign up with them, and allows users to make donations to artists when you download their songs.