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The Best Sites for Free Online Radio and Music Downloads

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Looking for free music that you can listen to online or download to your MP3 player? Here are several great sites to check out, starting with the best:

1. Pandora.com

Enter a favorite artist, song or composer; and the site will create a custom radio station featuring your favorite music, plus other music like it. You can create up to 100 radio stations, and tweak the playlists until they're just right.

2. Spinner.com

Choose from 350 radio stations; listen to new CDs in their entirety; download the free MP3 of the day; or view one of the many previously-recorded performances. There's lots to do and explore on this site.

3. Jango.com

Jango is online radio gone social. Enter an artist's name, and it'll play songs by that artist, along with songs recommended by other users who like the same artist. You can create your own custom playlists, view other people's playlists and chat with other music fans about your favs.

4. NPR.Com

Download songs, studio sessions and concerts. There's also a different, full-length album to listen to each week and a Song of the Day newsletter.

5. Billboard.com

Listen to the top 100 songs on the Billboard music charts; check out new releases; or create custom playlists around dates that are significant to you (the year you were born, the year you graduated, etc.).

6. Live Music Archive

Listen to recordings of live concerts from thousands of bands across all genres.

7. Amazon.com

Choose from over 1,000 songs that are available for free download. It may not be the latest hits, but the price is right.

8. Free Napster

Listen to free streaming music on Free Napster – a no-cost companion to Napster.com. You can listen to each song three times and up to 25 songs each month. Unfortunately, full-length songs are only available to US residents.
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