Currently, its pretty difficult to download
FREE music due to all of the legal matters that go along with artists and music labels. As of now, music downloading systems such as Limewire are no longer in true existence and is going through a lawsuit.
It seems as if that aspect of music is slowly dying out...but I have three solutions:
1. www.Napster.com (5 out of 5 star rating!!)
2. www.datpiff.com (4 out of 5 star rating)
3. www.livemixtapes.com (3.5 out of 5 star rating)
With the exception of number 1, these sites let you download music for free. But the thing is that numbers 2 & 3 are exclusively meant for mixtape downloads. At first I was a bit weary about this, but as I became more engulfed in these sites I began to really love them and take full advantage of it.
You can't find all types of music on here though, if you are trying to download classical music you probably wouldnt find it here lol...but if you do like popular, R&B, hip-hop, and rap music then this is perfect for you!
Check it out and let me know what you think.
As for Napster.com, you would have to select a plan and create an account in order to access fully.
The plan I choose is $5 dollars per month and I can ease all of my musical needs on here from Albinoni to LeeAnn Womack to No Doubt to Teairra Marie. I can go on and on. There are also other cool features on here where you can create playlists to play online and offline or listen to a non commercial "radio" of various artists which is good to come across new artists or unheard and/or new songs. Overall it is a great system and totally legal, so no worries about can a label or artist see that I am illegally downloading, which can put one at risk for being sued or other legal issues. As you may know, in the past Napster has had a lot of issues with artists, companies, and labels because of the limitless free downloading it was sponsoring at one point. The new Napster has a great new look and feel than it did from the early 2000s.
Hope this was helpful!