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There are not many websites that offer free music downloads for every other visitor on the web.The legal complications involved, the chances of of your site being taken down are huge if you offer free music downloads on your site.

Napster and Megafiles are some of the websites that have been taken down because of their free file sharing and free mp3 downloading policies, besides they never pay a single penny back to the artists as royalty and hence, many of these free music download sites are also called as royalty free music downloads’ on web.

Contradictory to general belief there are 100s of such websites on the first 10 pages of Google organic search, for search terms “free mp3 downloads” and “free music download sites”. Many popular artists have appealed to their fans not to download their songs from free music download sites as they are not paid for every download or even worse they don’t get paid for any streams at all.

Taylor Swift had a major spat with Apple Music parent company of iTunes music store and pulled her songs off Apple Music’s online catalogue after they refused to pay the artists during the trial period. Many of Taylor Swift’s songs are not available on spotify either because of royalty issues.

Not every artist who was successful once owns a private jet or a limousine nor does live in a 100 acre Beverly Hills mansion.Infact many popular artists of 80s and 90s are finding it difficult to make their ends meet 3 decades later and a small amount of royalty can make a huge difference in their lives.

Support your artist by downloading their songs on amazon or itunes music store.Use the sites below only if you can’t find the song you are looking for.

List of free music download sites on the web