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The Rise of Free Music

These days there are hundreds of options for acquiring music from free legal download and streaming services. Many of these sites offer streaming and/or downloading options. Some are up there for the love of music, some are driven by advertising and some are building business models behind the scenes. They are alternatives to paid services like iTunes, Rhapsody and Napster.

There are an ever expanding number of these services that offer great music from both established and emerging artists. Free Geekery has compiled an interesting list of 100 of these sources for your music enjoyment. Happy listening.

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  1. David Miller says:

    This is an interesting article, and provocative title. I actually was anticipating reading more about the future of music as a viable art form. I would have liked to know more about that in conjunction with technology. It seems as soon as electricity was discovered, there have been technological advances in sound, so that is not really surprising.

  2. JaWar says:

    Dave, thank you for the link to the list of places that provide free music. An emerging artist, garage band or media (formerly record) company could use the contacts on the list as a way to market and promote new music. While time consuming it seems a like it would be a lot more cost effective than pressing up 1,000 CDs and giving them away hoping that people listen to it.

  3. mich says:

    This is an amazing site Dave you just said what should be told about the Free Music industry on the internet and you’ve got great list to be visited….I am still discovering some others for my collection as well and one of them I just stumbled is http://www.crygi.com/ ….thanks for more ideas about the other sites….very well written!

  4. Lucy says:

    Thanks Dave. The free music industry is where it’s at. I know there is a ton of controversy – but I love how it has evolved. Who would have thought all this was possible?

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