What are the best legal places to download high quality English songs?

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    #1Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify is a music streaming platform that features plenty of functions to help users discover new music. It comes with curated and shared playlists, suggested radio stations, and related artists - all based on your likes and listens.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anonymous
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Even though I have always used YouTube to listen to my favorite music, it is nothing compared to the whole Spotify experience. It has almost every song I can think of, some of them unavailable in YouTube - like my man Drake-, and the fact that you can create your own playlists makes it my favorite app when it comes to listening to music.  "
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    #2SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    Soundcloud is a platform where artists can post their latest music, and people can follow musicians and receive alerts when they upload new tracks. When you like a song you can check out similar tracks using the Related Tracks function.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Anonymous
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Soundcloud has always been my go-to place to discover new artists and listen to my favorite music. Recently, I have been also downloading my favorite tracks directly from there, so I can listen to them anywhere I go. "
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    #3Jamendo

    Jamendo

    Jamendo is an online platform for free and legal music downloads under Creative Commons licenses. It is available in eight languages and offers a catalog of more than 500,000 tracks from 40,000 artists.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anonymous
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I have always wanted to discover new songs, groups and musical genres, and Jamendo is one of my favorite websites to do so. Thanks to its hashtag system, it is very easy to find any kind of song, and most of them are downloadable for free. "
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    #4Apple Music

    Apple Music

    Apple Music is a subscription-based music streaming service offered by Apple. It is available for download on Android and iOS. It lets you stream songs, download tracks for offline play, and access exclusive content. A free trial is available. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jesse King
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Apple Music is the best place to download music. I have been using it for two years now, and I can fully assure you that if you are looking for high quality music all in one place, you can't get any better than Apple Music."
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    #5iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Websites

    Free

    Stephanie Anderson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "iTunes remains the original and best legal way to download songs. You will find every song you want on iTunes and the process of downloading is incredibly smooth. "
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    #6Last.fm

    Last.fm

    Last.fm is a music website, formerly a radio streaming service, based in the United Kingdom. It tracks all the music its users listen to from their music services from Spotify, Deezer, Google Play and more. 

    Websites

    Free

    Anonymous
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "As it is one of the largest music websites, Last.fm is one of my favorite websites to both listen and discover music. I love using its discover tool, which automatically suggests you a song only by selecting a music genre and the year. "
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    #7Free Music Archive

    Free Music Archive

    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. 

    Websites

    Free

    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. "
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    Free Trial

    #8Amazon Music

    Amazon Music

    Amazon Music is a music streaming platform and online music store operated by Amazon.com. Streaming is free with a Prime membership, it can be operated hands-free via Alexa, and Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to millions of songs. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Philip Keller
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Amazon Music is great for people that want to download high quality music. It has all the latest music and also lets you upload your own music as well."
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    #9MP3jam

    MP3jam

    MP3jam is a free web tool to find and play high-quality MP3 downloads. It has legal rights to share more than 20 million audio tracks from almost all artists and their albums.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Kimberly Obrien
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is for very popular music. Indie, you are out of luck."
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    #10Open Music Archive

    Open Music Archive

    Open Music Archive is a collaborative project to digitize and distribute out-of-copyright sound recordings since 2005. The music found on this site is free from copyright and specifically catered to the copyright laws of the UK.

    Websites

    Free

    Jeremy Keller
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "It's nice to have a place like this that offers free english music. The quality is fantastic and there is so much to pick and choose from. I mostly use it for sampling for my music but there is a lot of great stuff on here for people to enjoy. The download speeds are pretty quick too and I haven't had any issues with the site acting funny. "
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    #11ccMixter

    ccMixter

    CCMixter is a music-sharing website. It has more than one thousand hours of free music for films, commercials, and video games. Users can share their own music and use other's music, with only credit as payment.

    Websites

    Free

    Crystal Gutierrez
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "We can download different variety of songs. It can also stream from the website keeping my mobile phone's screen off or navigate elsewhere using the chrome browser app. "
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    #12Soundstripe

    Soundstripe

    Soundstripe is a music service providing royalty-free and unlimited high-quality songs for filmmakers and aspiring ones for their own video productions to download.  It also adds new songs monthly on its catalog. 

    Websites

    $135- Varies by plan

    William Lopez
    Written on June 18, 2018
    "I highly recommend Soundstripe to all filmmakers who are on a budget. This software helped my project a lot. Not like other audio software for video prods, this has unlimited downloads per year. Totally helpful! "

Summary

Best What are the best legal places to download high quality English songs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpotifyApps 30 Free
2SoundCloudApps 22 Free
3JamendoWebsites 17 Free
4Apple MusicApps 17 Free
5iTunesWebsites 14 Free
6Last.fmWebsites 13 Free
7Free Music ArchiveWebsites 12 Free
8Amazon MusicApps 12 Free
9MP3jamSoftware 9 Free
10Open Music ArchiveWebsites 8 Free
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