In this modern digital age, it is not difficult to find free music on the internet. There is a wide variety of diverse sources, including YouTube music and even the social networking site MySpace. The websites listed below are classed in the top five:
Grooveshark is an online search engine with a user friendly interface. It allows music to be streamed and uploaded, played immediately or added to a play list. The most popular commercial music is catered for as well as more “underground” sounds. It is an ideal website for those who simply want music for free
Songza enables the user to locate a song from its extensive library, playing individual files on the internet. This web search engine has most of the popular as well as some rare tracks and live music. In March 2008 the Songza web interface was upgraded with improved play lists and an ability to save them.
Hypem or hype machine aggregates the most recently posted songs from a selection of music blogs. Users listen to tracks for free and can “love” songs saving them on their list. It is also blogspot discussing individual music artists. The Hype Machine has been described as “the future of all media”.
Deezer offers a free music streaming service with a great user interface. It incorporates a community of users, who can create a blog page, copy and share play lists. The website has 4 million registered members was one of the original sites and is certainly one of the best.
Musicovery.com is an interactive web radio station where the interface allows the user to search by genre or mood. The “mood pad” technology enables listeners to find music “intuitively”. There is also the option to select what years to include in its play list. It has some fantastic sounds and is a great way of finding pop music.
These websites provide listeners with an excellent service some of the best on the internet. There are numerous sites, some of whom did not make the list but are worth having a look at such as Jango, Sideload and Last FM.