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Free Online Music

Former_MSE_Lawrence Former MSE Posts: 975 Forumite
edited 5 December 2017 at 10:54AM in Music MoneySaving
This is the place to discuss the online music streaming services and offers, as seen in the guide:

This guide is full of legal ways to listen to music online, from the likes of Spotify, Last FM and Rdio.

If you've got any suggestions or questions about online music streaming, please join in the discussion :)

Many thanks,
MSE Becca

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  • jezza2412
    jezza2412 Forumite Posts: 238 Forumite
    I use

    MP3s (proper non-DRM) start free or very cheap and increase in price (up to a maximum of US$0.99) as they become more popular, so if you're a trendsetter rather than a follower, and get in quick...

    There's lots of independent stuff (and surely that's exactly how you discover new music), mixed with some big names.
  • superhoop
    superhoop Forumite Posts: 317
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts Combo Breaker
    If you don't mind listening to a short (c.10 second) advert before a track, then:

    Backed by od2, a well-established online music distribution network backed by Peter Gabriel, we7 has a huge catalogue. It had recently been boosted by the addition of over 100,000 tracks from the BMG/RCA catalogue.

    Some of the catalogue can be downloaded with ads, some only streamed. But it's a highly professional service. I like it a lot.

    Good luck!
    We are QPR, say we are QPR!
  • massedgadget
    massedgadget Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    You could try
    and check the Live Music Archive or the Audio sections. is pretty reliable at selecting something you will like based on your preferences. has a great number of different styles of radio stations.

    If you like podcasts and rock in all it's flavours try

    And then there are the podsafe music sites:

    and finally, try before you buy and share:

  • mikebostock
    mikebostock Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie is a new music website. Fans can join free, listen to a wide range of music and complete surveys covering the music and other areas like image. Its a chance to give an opinion in a way that directly helps the bands and in return you get free music downloads. This information is used to provide extensive marketing services for bands and artists as well as giving them great exposure. The bands can join free, whether signed or not and create their own mini-sites and surveys. They can use GigaHitz to develop their music and their careers. Worth a visit!
  • Ditto to superhoop above.
  • MALT_2
    MALT_2 Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
    I'm a member of also and it is excellent.

    I'm pretty sure you get 3 free music downloads just for registering and for every friend you recommend using their referral system you get an extra 2 free music downloads.
  • damski_2
    damski_2 Forumite Posts: 522 Forumite
    have a look at

    free legal unlimited downloads

    full albums, and a huge variety


  • mistersaxon
    mistersaxon Forumite Posts: 2
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    I'm going to add that you can listen to the internet radio streams through most of the media players and generally find a "station" playing something for your mood. It's a certainty you won't have heard every track these folks play and probably you won't have heard most of them.
    My preference is iTunes, just because it works with the 'Pod. YMMV.

  • brainwaster
    brainwaster Forumite Posts: 210 Forumite
    Mixturtle is pretty good, just type in what you are looking for and it lists all the stuff it has by that artist and you can listen to it online
  • Curlytop_2
    Curlytop_2 Forumite Posts: 281 Forumite
    Its got to be for me.
    It's brilliant at suggesting music based on what you actually listen to on your computer. I've found stacks of new music, particularly from little known and unsigned artists. It's basic service is free to use and, it pays the artists everytime someone listens to their stuff.
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