Top 11 Legal Websites to Download Music for Free

Are you looking for websites to download free music? Undoubtedly, there are multiple sites on the internet that let you download your favorite music or song for free; but are they all legal? That should be your main concern when you click on a website to download music. No one deliberately wants to get their device infected with a virus in hope of getting music to download for free. So, keeping in mind safety on the internet, we have come up with a list of the best music websites of 2021 to download music for free.

You can also check out our other lists of free and legal websites:

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List of Top 11 Free Music Download Websites in 2021

1. ReverbNation

The bands such as Alabama Shakes, The Civil Wars, and Imagine Dragons that are popular today owe everything to ReverbNation as they started their journey by sharing their music for free on this platform. One of the best free music download sites in 2021, ReverbNation holds a great collection of music including pop, alternative, and hip-hop distributed among a variety of genres.

With approx. 4 million artists, this website is a go-to platform for music lovers and the catalog it offers is impressive enough that ensures an extraordinary user experience. The highlight of this website is its ‘Discover’ section that offers a nice collection of songs to download.

To download free songs on Reverbnation:

  • Go to the search page. 
  • On the left, select the box for “Free MP3s Required” 
  • Click “Refine Results”.

You will get the free music on the right side and clicking on any album’s name will land you on a new page. You will see a small download icon in front of the song; click on that and the song will be downloaded.

2. SoundCloud

Next on the list is SoundCloud that is known as the top alternative to Spotify. The website offers unlimited music and download songs for free; the content available on the site is uploaded by independent artists and famous musicians; hence you can expect a great collection is available in this online music streaming community.

Lately, SoundCloud had its name in the list of India’s best music streaming services as it offers an amazing collection of popular songs that you can download for free. Use the search bar to look for your favorite bands or artists’ songs. Although the collection is small, you will find a lot to save to your playlist. 

To download a song for free on SoundCloud:

  • Hit the ‘Free Download’ button provided next to every free song
  • The songs that are not available for free can also be downloaded by liking a Facebook page. 

3. SoundClick

One of the best ways to download music straightaway from artist’s profiles is offered by SoundClick. On this website, you will find free music uploaded by several artists. The site also has some licensed songs that you can buy. One of the legal ways to download free music in 2021, SoundClick has a huge collection to choose from that too from different genres.

You can even choose to stream music for free by selecting  the beats and instrumentals you want to listen to. No need of registration to play your favorite music; however, to download a song, you will need to sign up on the website.

The user interface is comparatively organized and has been updated recently. 

4. Jamendo

Jamendo is one of the best sites to safely download music for free as the songs uploaded here are protected by Creative Commons license. If you are looking for mainstream tracks, you may need to go to some other website as this site only offers independent music.

The highlighting features offered by Jamendo is that they have well-organized playlists of songs as well as radio stations to listen to your favorite jam. The playlists keep on updating frequently and they offer a great collection of licensed music at reasonable prices that you can use for your personal video.

5. Audionautix

In 2021, it is quite difficult to find legal music download sites, however, still we have some sites left to download mp3 songs for free. Audionautix is one such option that offers self-created music by Jason Shaw for free. You can freely download all the songs without worrying about copyright infringement. There is no need to sign up to download the music of your choice just select the genre of your choice and hit that  download button to get your favorite song in MP3 format. 

The website offers a user-friendly interface and music available on this site is properly distributed among categories. Use the keywords like genre, tempo to explore the music library and stream or download the music that suits your mood.

Don’t forget to give credit to the composer after using a free music downloaded from Audionautix to avoid any copyright issues.

6. Free Amazon Music Store

This option is for an Amazon Prime subscriber who automatically gets access to free music and songs that can be streamed on any device and can be downloaded for free. However, this is a paid option as you need to buy the subscription.

Nevertheless, there is another way that you can use to get some free music from Amazon’s website that is quite unpopular. There is a free music page in the Digital Music section provided by them that have the songs you can download for free. For this, you will need a regular Amazon account, only then you will be able to download the songs for free. Just save the songs you want to download to your cart and check out at the end to get all of them downloaded to your device.

7. NoiseTrade

NoiseTrade is another top website where you can download free music; it offers a nice collection of albums from popular artists. This website offers one of the best ways to download legal music for free. But there is a catch; to stream the complete song and to download it, you will have to enter your email address and postal code.

After that, you don’t have to do anything and the album will be downloaded as a ZIP file with all the MP3 tracks you have selected. If you want to check out the latest collection, just go to the ‘Trending’ section and ‘Top Downloads’ section of NoiseTrade.

8. YouTube

YouTube is the king when it comes to music; even in 2021, it is one of the largest platforms that offer unlimited music and songs as well as videos. Most of us have YouTube installed on our phones and we often use it to stream the latest music and songs. 

However, everything on YouTube cannot be downloaded for free; still you can use the Creative Commons license filter and also select the genre to download the song you want. The songs available under CC license are free and safe to download; but you will still need to credit the artist before using their song for personal use. You can even download songs on the YouTube app for offline viewing so that even if there is no internet on your device, you can still listen to your favorite songs.

9. Internet Archive

The Internet Archive website is popular as a movie downloading site, however, the audio section offers a lot of free music including audiobooks, podcasts, radio programs, and live music. 

With more than 2 million free digital audio files, it is one of the largest websites to download free songs. You can even sort the music according to the year of publishing, creator, language, and other filters such as most viewed, media type, topics & subjects. 

The songs’ collection is amazing and using the correct filters, you can easily locate your type of songs. Moreover, the music is available in multiple formats such as Mp3 and OGG; hence downloading your favorite jam freely and safely is no more a struggle.

10. Beatstars

Beatstars is a new name in the list of free MP3 music download sites but due to its clean UI and the dark mode option, it got really popular. Apart from the fact that it offers free and legal music, what is best is it lets you view all your downloads in one place.

To get the free music for download, you will need to enter your email address as then you will receive a download link in your inbox. You may even have to like an artist’s profile or subscribe to their YouTube channel to download a song for free and that is what most of the free sites do.

The website even lets you filter songs by genre, moods, top-selling, trending, and latest; and that makes it easy to look for your favorite song on Beatstars.

11. Audiomack

With a user-friendly interface, Audiomack is one of the well-known music download websites that is also known as a great substitute to SoundCloud. It lets you explore through a lot of songs available there and offers a great collection of music albums.

Audiomack website is properly organized into categories such as ‘Trending, Top Songs, and Top Albums’; hence looking for your favorite song is quite easy. However, not all the songs on this website are free but still a lot of artists offer their tracks and let you download their remixed music for free.

You can also check out the ‘Trending’ section that has the most popular songs including Hip Hop, Electronic, and Reggae.

Khushboo Chhibber

Star-stuck cinemagoer, always hungry for latest happenings in the entertainment world. I love to write what people love to talk about, everything that involves Bollywood excites me to write about it.

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