What are the best music sites?

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    #1Jamendo

    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

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    #2Spotify

    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

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    #3Archive.org - Free Music Archive

    Archive.org - Free Music Archive
    Free Music Archive collection on archive.org. This collection serves as an archive for the Free Music Archive's curated 'library of high-quality, legal audio downloads'.
    Websites

    Free

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    #4Last.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

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    #5Metacritic

    Metacritic

    Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products like music, albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Blu-Rays. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. 

    Websites

    Free

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    #6Open 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

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    #7SoundCloud

    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

    Philip Wade
    Written on August 8, 2017
    "Sound cloud is very useful for for the niche it is in. If you want to listen to top 40 music, get away from soundcloud. Soundcloud is great for new artists that are looking for a place to store and easily share their music. It is also great for podcasts among other audio only files. I wouldn't say it is the best end-all music site, but it owns the space it is in."
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    #8NoiseTrade

    NoiseTrade

    NoiseTrade is a website that offers users various songs and albums by artists that can be accessed freely and legally. It was founded in 2008 and has since become one of the best websites for accessing free music.

    Websites

    Free

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    #9Bandcamp

    Bandcamp

    Bandcamp offers a platform where musicians can release their music. Accordingly, it is chock full of great new music for you to discover in its aptly named Discover section. It is available on the web or as an app for Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Other Platform, iOS, Android

    Free

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    #10Free 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

    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."
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    #11Napster

    Napster

    Napster is a music-streaming website. It gives an ad-free access to millions of songs and is available on different platforms. Users can create and share original content like videos and playlists and play available radio stations.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Catherine Garrett
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "Napster is fun to use and has everything I'm looking for 90 percent of the time. It's just not any different than Spotify and no cheaper than Youtube Red. I miss old, free Napster!!"
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    #12Partners in Rhyme

    Partners in Rhyme
    Partners In Rhyme has been delivering royalty free music online since 1996. The license you receive from us for your one-time fee is truly royalty free.
    Websites

    Free

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    #13Apple 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

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    #14Musopen

    Musopen
    Musopen is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials.
    Websites

    Free

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    #15ccMixter

    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

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    #16Mixcloud

    Mixcloud
    Mixcloud is a great resource full of radio shows and mixes by professional and amateur DJs from all over the world.
    Websites

    Free

    Margaret Hansen
    Written on May 31, 2017
    "Mixcloud is one of the best music sites right now. Mixcloud has me listening to music from DJs all over the world, it's really opened up my ears to new music. "
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    #17Incompetech

    Incompetech

    Incompetech is a website where users with an account can browse and download royalty-free music that can be used commercially. The site also offers extended lifetime access where users can avail more features like high-quality music.

    Websites

    Free- $22.25

    Cynthia Bishop
    Written on August 9, 2017
    "There are much better sites for music than Incompetech. Incompetech has a small selection and the quality is horrendous. "
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    #18Pandora

    Pandora

    Pandora is powered by the Music Genome Project, which is the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken. It offers personalized radio that is constantly evolving alongside your music tastes.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Barbara Smith
    Written on September 26, 2017
    "Pandora is a fantastic, free resource for finding music. No matter what genre you're interested in--soundtrack, top 40, classical, whatever--Pandora is sure to have it, and its top notch analysis of the music you like ensures you find new pieces all the time that strike your fancy."
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    #19Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio

    Slacker Radio will give you access to millions of hours of your favorite music, providing customized song selections just for you. You will be able to discover new songs of your favorite music genre, as this app will provide songs similar to the ones you like. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Megan Welch
    Written on October 7, 2017
    "Slacker Radio is the best radio app out there. It allows me to control what I listen to. It came installed on my computer; so I didn't even have to pay for it. I love the variety that it offers. It offers hard to find music. I never get bored!"
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    #20Jungle Vibe

    Jungle Vibe

    Jungle Vibe is an online platform with a minimalistic interface and easy to use. Users have to search the song, artist, or album you'd like to listen, and you will be able to download or listen to it on streaming.

    Websites

    Free

    Emma Meyer
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "Very easy to use. You can search and find anything you like. Then you can download or listen to it. I have found lots of music I like on here."
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    #21MP3Boo

    MP3Boo
    MP3Boo is a website that indexes and provides you with all the downloadable links for your favorite songs. Just search for Artist or Song title and you will be able to play or download your tracks. 
    Online Tools

    Free

    Pari Lobo
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "mp3boo is an website who offer many songs and it is one of the best app used for search song according to our favorite list and they also offer many upcoming and also album songs"
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    #22Deezer

    Deezer

    Deezer is an online streaming music platform offering offline listening through premium and family plans with a monthly subscription. It's free to listen online, with some restrictions. It is available for mobile devices on Android and iOS.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ryan Lynch
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "Deezer allows me to listen to an incredible amount of music. It is incredibly similar to other large scale streaming apps, but is still very well built and recognizable. "
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    #23ZippyAudio

    ZippyAudio

    ZippyAudio is an online tool that allows you to find, download and listen online to any type of music. Through its superior indexing system, users can discover and browse new music, and even add tracks to their playlist.

    Websites

    Free

    Laura Hawkins
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "This is a great place to download music you want for your collection. Downloading from iTunes and Google Play can get expensive but ZippyAudio makes it easy and affordable."
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    #24My Free MP3

    My Free MP3

    My Free MP3 is a website in which users can search and download songs in MP3 format. It has an extensive database with numerous tunes and quick download servers.

    Websites

    Free

    Benjamin Lebron
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "My Free MP3 is a quick and solid mp3 download source. Extensive database with numerous tunes and quick download servers."
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    #25Music Gateway

    Music Gateway

    Music Gateway is a worldwide music industry marketplace offering you options from finding music industry related jobs, music cloud storage, music news and blogs, and many more related to music. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    jon skinner
    Written on January 11, 2019
    "Designed for creatives working in the Music Industry. Global community online."
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    Free Trial

    #26Amazon 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

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    #27Mp3Cold

    Mp3Cold

    MP3 Cold offers thousands of audios and tracks to download for free, including the song For You from Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, performed by Liam Payne and Rita Ora.

    Websites
    Esteban Quezada
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Mp3Cold is a cool site and they do have many, many songs for free. I am not sure that using the song from Fifty Shades Freed is the best example. Actually it makes me want to get a little sick. Still an example of the variety and quality of what they have available."
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    #28Engage Music

    Engage Music

    Engage Music is a website that lets you record your own songs, create your own music, and share it to the rest of the world. Moreover, this social audio platform lets you discover new music from independent musicians.

    Websites

    Free

    Caesar Fernandes
    Written on January 7, 2019
    "Completely free music hosting tools and features that other sites like soundcloud, mixcloud and spotify charge for. Engage offers 10 GB of music hosting space, spotlight feature, privacy controls on albums and tracks, a beautiful player and super easy interface, multiple tracks upload and music video import feature as well. All for free."
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    #29TouchTunes

    TouchTunes

    TouchTunes is a website for searching digital jukeboxes. This music site is also available on Android and iOS devices for a handpicked playlist in different jukebox locations. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Hanif khan
    Written on January 10, 2019
    "TouchTunes is one of the best and advanced music & audio App for Android users."

Summary

Best What are the best music sites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JamendoWebsites 41 Free
2SpotifyApps 37 Free
3Archive.org - Free Music ArchiveWebsites 30 Free
4Last.fmWebsites 30 Free
5MetacriticWebsites 29 Free
6Open Music ArchiveWebsites 29 Free
7SoundCloudApps 29 Free
8NoiseTradeWebsites 25 Free
9BandcampApps 23 Free
10Free Music ArchiveWebsites 20 Free
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