Free Music Archive

Free Music Archive

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The Free Music Archive is a website that provides a big library of legal and high-quality music downloads to users around the world. It is directed and managed by the WFMU, one of the most popular freeform radio stations in America. 

What the community says about Free Music Archive

  • Thomas Sandoval
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "Another one of my music resources. I highly recommend this to my friends and fellow filmmakers because of the quality royalty free music in this website."
  • Kelly Diaz
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This is a great website to check out. The library of classic music it has is outstanding. It offers different types of classical to listen to. This is a free site that offers music, curators, news and more. "
    Andy Gu
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I think this is a very cool idea. It lets you use existing music to compose your own music and album. It would be cool to make something like this with the family and then listen to it on the road."
    James Stevens
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "The free music archive has a lot of high quality classical music. Show off to your friends or relax with the legal audio that you can download and enjoy."
  • Ankita Chauhan
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I was so thrilled to find the Free Music Archive when I got my smartphone and wanted to put some music on it. It's legal, it's high-quality, it's safe, and it's free! What more could I ask for? Well, I could ask for a lot more, because the selection here is kind of limited, but I'm not about to complain when I don't have to pay for it. I was happy to be able to explore what they do have with an open mind and discover some new songs."
  • James Boyd
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "If you are a teacher who is looking for music to use in the classroom or for school projects, Free Music Archive provides just the solution. Search the Free Music Archive for the type of music you want and use it non-commercially at no cost. "
    Tammy Torres
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "This is not a website I would recommend for downloading any type of popular music. It really covers non-mainstream downloads and doesn't have any of the newest songs I'm looking for that I hear on the radio."
    Bobby Perez
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "Free Music Archive is for anyone looking to download music for free and legal as well."
  • Megan Ford
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Navigating Free Music Archive can be a little confusing at first, but it's a great resource. It's met my needs, so I haven't sought out any other sources and can't say how it compares to whatever else is out there, but that's a testament to its value."
  • Christopher Morales
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "I like that this site has free legal downloads of good quality music, and I do use it to build up my playlists. They don't have all of the big-name artists, but hopefully that will come in the future. I do like that it's easily searchable by category and subcategory as well as a very easy to use search function."
    Jeffrey King
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "A lot of the things here are free, and not copyrighted or creative commons. So I didn't find any amazing bands or songs that are popular, but there's still some easter eggs hidden within."
    Victoria Deng
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This is a pretty good way to get some music. However the format doesn't often match Apple's format of songs so you need to convert them or find them in the right file format. "
  • Daniel Washington
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is great for those who do not want to stream, but also do not want to pay. Large selection of free music."
  • Roger Richardson
    Written on December 22, 2017
    "I don't have a lot of extra money for music so I get most of it on Free Music Archive. I don't like the idea of media theft. There are many different ways to listen to your music and still be legal. This is one of the best."
    Jane Chapman
    Written on December 31, 2017
    "This is my favorite place to find all the software I used to use to download music. It's all free and there's a lot of great stuff here for sure. "
  • Anonymous
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "As a professional video editor, I am always looking for free songs to use on my videoclips and montages, and FMA is one of my best sources of royalty free music. Despite being quite simple and low-end, the songs I can find here get the work done... and they are free. "
  • Lawrence Burke
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "If you're looking for the Gutenberg library of music, the Free Music Archive is it. A huge archive of every conceivable genre is available. All free. It may not have the very latest in popular hip-hop but it does have almost every type of well-known and not-so-well-known music. "
    Omar Granados
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "The FMA is a good place to get music but as far as music videos, its lacking. If you want to get free music videos, look up Vimeo and Youtube."
  • Cristina Ventura
    Written on June 28, 2018
    "The Free Music Archive is a good website for getting free music downloads, but something it lacks is new songs. If I search for Rihanna songs, for example, I won't be able to see her latest tracks, but I can access her older ones. Which is fine with me, but it may be something to consider for other users."
    Vibhore Bhatnagar
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Great place to download my favorite artists. It was helpful when trying to find music by Rihanna."
  • Peter Evans
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "If you are looking for good bg cafe music there a re lots of free music here so donwload now!"
  • Emma Gordon
    Written on October 31, 2017
    " I'm glad I made the choice to release my music in CC0, it was my only real hope of being heard somewhere. I have neither the knowledge, nor the values, nor the physical, financial or mental capacities to do anything alone in the mainstream or underground music scene. For a lot of reasons, these two layers of musical visibility are not made for me and could not receive me anyway. I do not conform to the mainstream system and the French underground system. I do not have a correct recording sound quality for the underground, a car license, a car and amplification gear to shoot in the coolest bars in France, I do not have the mental strength to call all the concert halls and bars in order to book dates, I do not have the mental strength to suffer failures to these steps, I do not physically have what it takes to turn with gear without hurting me "
    Jason Gonzales
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I have been downloading my music recently using the Free Music Archive, which allows legal downloads of mp3's. You will be surprised when you see all the totally free music that is available to download on android devices. Get this, and with it's vast library you'll thick twice about every paying for or illegally downloading music ever again! "
  • Arnav Bose
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "It's a great concept, but most of the artists are obscure. I wish "Gospel" were a genre option since that's all I listen to. When I get around to making my live-action version of "The Missing Piece Meets the Big O," I know where to turn to get my background music. Filmmakers on a shoestring, rejoice!"
    Shirley Rodriguez
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "A really interesting collection of music which really is free. The website is a little clunky and difficult to navigate but it seems worth it. "
  • Peter Newman
    Written on October 28, 2017
    " FMA- or the Free Music Archive- is a vital resource for anyone looking for quality audio to use without having to deal with acquiring licensing or searching for fees. All music on the website is fully legal to download, which providing the highest quality of audio so you don't have to sacrifice rights to use for great materials. Whether you want music to use for a video you are making, or even want something to enjoy on your own time without the hassle of searching through various links, FMA is offered to the public with free access to anyone who wishes to use its vast library of resources. Not only does FMA offer chart-topping music for easy to search for favorites, they also provide all of the audio downloads organized in a searchable genre setup- making it a breeze to find exactly what you need with the best of quality available."
    Miguel Córdova
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Not the most catchy name for a company, but the features get the job done. These days most people just rip the audio from youtube videos, but if you are looking for a "legal" way to download the audio, this is a good option. "
  • Billy Gray
    Written on August 30, 2017
    "Excellent site if you want to download music for free (and 100% legal!). I have a Youtube channel and I was tired to use in my videos the same music again and again. Then I found FreeMusicArchive and now I have more options to use in my creations. Furthermore, I have discovered new artists than now I follow, because they create very good songs!"
    Christian Wallace
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "This site is legit! Was browsing online for background audio for our musically production and hopefully, Softonic had a list. I referred to it and foudn this site. Very good!"
    Christian Jordan
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "This is an amazing resource for anyone who wants to explore the songs less traveled and the peculiar and lesser know. Really incredible, and seemingly inexhaustible selection of never-before-heard and hidden gems of music. Literally spend hours listening to this."
    Aaron Patterson
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "Great place to find music for short projects. I needed a song for a short film I did for a family member and as long as you follow the license agreement there is no issue. Large selection of music as well."
    Eugene Day
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "This is pretty cool. While you may not get everything that you want music wise they do offer a good source of free music with a nice selection."
  • Jacqueline Brown
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "The Free Music Archive is an enormous library of free music. You can download anything not prohibited by copyright. It's a great free service."
  • Jeffrey Hicks
    Written on June 13, 2017
    "This site does have a lot of mp3 available, but I'm not sure about mp4 - it wasn't readily apparent. That said, there is a genre filter that may even assist people in finding music they may like, and that's pretty cool."
    Sofía Cabrera
    Written on September 24, 2017
    "Free Music Archive is a comprehensive library of high quality audio downloads where you can download mp3 and mp4. this site is hosted by WFMU free radio station. There are alot of options to choose from."
    Samuel Fox
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "Contains good quality songs, and many options for types of music to listen to. I found some music that I thought I wouldn't like! And best of all it's free!"
  • Kelly Gonzales
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Very interesting for those into producing music, tons of sounds and overlays to choose from. easy to use format. worth checking out."
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