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The Best Sites for Free Online Radio and Music Downloads


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. Rdio

Enjoy free music at home and on the go. Rdio gives you access to over 20 million songs, and allows you to customize your listening experience. Stream full-length albums and stations or create your own playlists. 

2. Spotify

Listen to your favorite songs, albums, stations and playlists for free. Just download the software, and start listening. The "Discover" tab makes music recommendations based on your listening habits.

3. Pandora.com

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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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Live Music Archive

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

7. Amazon.com

Choose from over 46,000 songs that are available for free download. It may not be the latest hits, but the price is right.
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