If you want to listen to and download free music without wondering if what you are doing is legal try the Epitonic website for your free music downloads. On Epitonic, which is featured on our Tutorial on Free Country Music Downloads, everyone can listen and, more imporant, download free music.
Epitonic - Music Downloads
The Epitonic download website can be reached on epictonic.com
. After entering the website you will find yourself on the the main page. There you can instantly see the best picks for free music downloads through the Epitonic download website. The best thing on the Epitonic main-page? Every day new music and free music downloads are being shown. Just click on ‘Play all’ or ‘Download all’ to play or download the new and hot songs on Epitonic.
A second way of downloading free music through Epitonic is using the search function the website offers. On every page within the website a small search box can be found on the right-upper hand of the screen. Entering an artist or track might give you a free music download for this artist or song. Please take into account that all of the music on the Epitonic download website is legally available, main-stream music that is in the charts right now might not be available.
Finally Epitonic offers a Playlist function on their website. This function can be reached by clicking the ‘Playlist’ button in the main menu. Hovering your mouse over the Playlist button will reveal sub-options. It is possible to browse by Genre, Artist, Label, Editors or Scenes. Choosing on these options will give you access to tons of free music downloads for this particular choice. The ‘Genre’ suboption on the Epitonic website will give you access to over 40 genres in which lots of tracks are being offered as a free music downloads. The same goes for the other options within the playlist button: Epitonic offers Free Music Downloads that will suit almost everyone.
As mentioned earlier Epitonic offers only legal free music downloads. This means no chart-music of main-stream full albums are available on the free music download website. Luckily the quality of the tracks on Epitonic makes up for that disadavantage. Also, if you search well, remixes for popular music are available on this music download website. If you are looking for a decent website for your free music downloads Epitonic is right for you!
Youtube has lost a court case in Germany questioning whether or not the company can be held responsible for content their users are uploading to the video sharing website. The outcome of this case means Youtube has to start filtering all uploads in Germany. Biggest downside for the company? Youtube has to invest in both hard- and software to make filtering on every upload possible.
Youtube got sued in 2010 by the German organisation responsible for copyright issues. This organisation, Gema, claimed Youtube had to pay to royalties for 12 music tracks that were online on their website. First both parties tried to get an agreement, but Youtube later on stopped the negotiations.
After that GEMA went to court to sue Youtube. As you have read Youtube Germany is responsible for uploads on their website according to a German judge. This judgement opens the door for other organisation and companies in Germany to try to make Youtube responsible for content on their website. Next to that other European countries might try and sue Youtube in the same way.
Youtube is already offering copyright protection. There is one big difference between the current system and this court-order. Copyright owners now have to make sure Youtube can compare user uploads to music those owners upload themself. In the new situation Youtube is responsible for comparison material of copyrighted music. Bad news for people who use Youtube for listening music and free music downloads, Youtube might become a less reliable source for free but legal music downloads because of this judgement.
This article was written as a translation of the German original available here.
The Recording Industry Association of America got it’s moment of clarity when the company stated that innovation is the only way to stop people who are illegaly downloading music. After closing down Limewire, sueing students and crazy anti-piracy laws the company wants record labels to compete with piray.
The statement comes with the usual statistical madness to prove that meisures already taken have been very effective. One of those statistics can be seen in the following graph. It shows the decrease in Free Music Downloads after the closure of the Limewire network.
As you can see the decrease gets even stronger after May 2011. That is the period when Spotify got available in the US. The RIAA doesn’t mention this in their statement which is weird: while opening up legal ways of enjoying your favorite music is a huge succes RIAA prefers mentioning their own action which isn’t exactly about enjoying music the way the public wants it: easy, online and free if possible.
According to the RIAA record companies and the entertainment industry should innovate, experiment and work together with technology partners to offer music fans a broad array of legal music downloads. The exact quote the RIAA makes can be read below.
“The single most important anti-piracy strategy remains innovation, experimentation and working with our technology partners to offer fans an array of legal music experiences”
The guys at Torrentfreak, from which this article was taken, were very clever when they saw the word ‘remains’ in the statement of the RIAA. Only once innovation and experimentation were mentioned in relation to Free Music Downloads from the internet. Instead both the RIAA and the record companies were enforcing: not the best way to get what you want or offer your customers what they are asking for.
Interesting to know is when record companies and the entertainment industry will actively pursue their goals with innovation. Maybe a decent deal with Grooveshark is a good start? We will see but for now it might be a step in the right direction.
Usenet still is one of the best places for free and legal full album downloads. For music downloads throught usenet proper Usenet software is needed. One of the most popular download programs for Usenet is NewsBin Pro. Today Release Candidate 8 of this free software was released.
If you want to try this software for Free Music Downloads throught Usenet with Newsbin Pro a free download for the software can be found here. After a 10 megabyte download and a quick and easy install Newsbin Pro is ready to go.
To use Newsbin Pro for Music Downloads through Usenet you will need a Free or Paid Usenet plan. Next to that you will need nzb files. These files contain the location of the different parts of your download on Usenet. After loading the NZB files in Newsbin Pro and entering your Usenet login and password the software will download, unpack and check the music that you want to download.
For the best Usenet experience a paid plan is advisable. Free plans are offering only a couple of days retention. This means your downloads will not complete because the necessary files are not available anymore. Paid plans, on the other hand, usually offer 365 days of retention. Some plans will even let you download from Usenet over 1000 days back in time.
Again, if you are looking for reliable, user friendly, and easy to use Usenet software please try Newsbin Pro. Also make sure to have a decent Usenet plan with enough retention.
Only 2 days after RC8 the final version for Newsbin Pro build 1877 was released. Find that new version for this great Usenet Software here (direct link to executable).
Spotify has made sharing your favorite music through your blog or website more easier with a new feature on their music streaming service. With the new Play Button it is possible to share any of your favorite tracks on Spotify with one simple click. The music you want to share then can be added to your blog, website, Facebook or Tumblr page.
The way Spotify is offering free music sharing is much similar to the way Youtube or Hulkshare is doing that. Owners of websites can embed Spotify music streams on their page or profile through an iframe that can be embedded through html. Visitors to these pages now can press the Spotify Play button to start their own Spotify program to listen to the music on their own computer or portable device.
Spotify doesn’t offer music streams on websites to unregistered users: you have to install Spotify software and register to their music streaming service before you can listen to any of the music your friends are sharing through the Spotify play button. Luckily registration to Spotify is free and the Play Button will work with Spotify Free accounts. Unfortunately the Free Plan Spotify is offering doesn’t work on mobile devices.
A couple of big companies already promised Spotify to add the play button to their website. Unknown is whether Spotify will pay those companies in return: adding the Play Button might bring Spotify new customers because the software is needed to play the music. Will you start using Spotify Play to add free music to your blog or website?
If you are looking for decent software to convert the music on any Youtube video to a free music download take a look at our new tutorial. In this tutorial you will learn how to use Free Youtube to MP3 Converter software.
The software makes converting Youtube videos to mp3 music files very easy. In just three simple steps the software converts the soundtrack on any Youtube video to a free music download that is available on your computer. The software is able to convert Youtube videos to MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC and a lot of other music file formats.
Welcome screen of Youtube to MP3 converter
Biggest pro of the software is that created music can be played on almost any device. MP3 Files are supported by iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android tablets and of course mp3-players. If your player uses a different file format for playing music, the converter software probably can convert music from Youtube to a free music download in your desired file format.
Please again: use this software for free music downloads from Youtube wisely. Downloading music from Youtube that isn’t your legal property might be illegal. Also using this Youtube to MP3 converter software might be illegal in your country.
Grooveshark is one of the bigger Free Music Streaming services worldwide. The company had one legal agreement: record label EMI got paid for offering their music for free through Grooveshark. Today EMI stopped the agreement because of unpaid bills, Grooveshark failed to pay $100.000.
The agreemenent between the two music companies started in 2009. They both stated that Grooveshark had to pay because of offering music that belonged with artists signed at EMI. For every track that was listened to on Grooveshark the company had to pay a small amount to EMI.
The start of this year was a very bad one for Grooveshark. A couple of record labels sued Grooveshark for offering music without paying for it. EMI joined the companies that were sueing Grooveshark and there it was: a big problem for Grooveshark.
Question remains what will happen now. Grooveshark always has been a company surrounded with copyright problems. The upload-function on the site, which can be used by end-users to upload and share free music, made that even worse. The coming months will be of very high importance for both Grooveshark and the people that use that website for free music streaming.
One of the possible options might be that Grooveshark is forced to close their service. That will be a great loss to people who want to listen and download free music from the internet. It will also force people to find their free music downloads in other, less controllable, sources. That might not be what record companies want either.
When you want to listen to your music downloads in your car or on your stereo-set you might want to burn them to a cd or dvd. Most programs to burn music to a cd or dvd cost a lot of money. Luckily we found the perfect solution to burn all your free music downloads on cd or dvd: for free!
On the website of CDBurnerXP free software to burn all of your music downloads on cd can be found. A lot of different formats are supported. You can burn music in mp3, .wav, .ogg format easily to a cd with CDBurnerXP. You can choose whether you want a short break between the different tracks you are burning. It is also possible to make one lengthy cd filled with all of your favorite music downloads.
CDBurner XP also offers support for burning video-cd, dvd and can also burn image files. If you are looking for a free solution to burn music, movies or anything else to a cd try version 4.40 of CDBurnerXP. You can download a copy of the software at their website on this hyperlink. Please not the software only works on Windows based machines. If you are looking to burn your free music downloads from a Apple or Linux computer to a cd or dvd CDBurnerXP will not work for you.
Before you start burning please make sure the music you have downloaded can be burned on a cd legally. This should be stated on the website from which you got your music downloads. When in doubt, please don’t burn the music on a cd. Doing otherwise might be illegal.
A couple of weeks ago Megaupload, a very popular file sharing website, was shut down by the FBI. The activities of Megaupload were, according to the FBI, illegal and therefore the entire download website had to shut down. Now other download websites should be afraid of closing their doors.
The closure of Megaupload didn’t go unnoticed. Other big names in the filesharing market are taking actions to prevent closure. The last couple of days many download websites are preventing their paying customer to share free music downloads with others. Other download websites completely forbid anyone to download anything they didn’t upload.
The main reason for this drastic actions by a couple of filesharing and download websites is that both Paramount and the MPAA released a list of websites of which the activities are named illegal. After the closure of Megaupload five new download websites should be afraid of closure by the FBI according to Paramount. Those websites are Putlocker, Wupload, Depositfiles, Mediafire and Fileserve.
1 Down, 5 Download Websites to go
Owners and investors in these download websites are now taking action to prevent their services to go offline. Apparently the filtering and removal of copyrighted music that can be downloaded for free isn’t enough anymore. Lots of filesharing websites have started preventing free music downloads for anyone that didn’t upload that music.
When no-one can download anything from filesharing websites, except those who upload, their product becomes useless. Because of that people looking for free music downloads will go somewhere else. The final result will be that the entertainment industry will completely lose track of illegal downloads.
People looking for illegal free music downloads can’t be stopped by closing down websites. The music and entertainment industry should try winning back their customers by developing new ways of making money out of their music. If filesharing websites are making millions out of free music downloads why don’t record labels do the same?
In the Download Music per Genre serie of tutorials last weekend a new tutorial was added on where to find the Best Free Rap Music Downloads. The tutorial focusses on a couple of websites where rap and R&B mixtapes can be found.
Rap Music Downloads
Rap and Urban music is very popular and is becoming more mainstream every day. Luckily rap and urban artist release mixtapes on which they offer rare tracks, demos and unreleased music. The best thing on downloading this music is that rap music downloads are offered completely free of any charge.
Downloading rap mixtapes means legal downloads of free rap and r&b music for free. Next to that the music on those mixtape is a mix between popular tracks which have been remixed and rare and previously unreleased music. In the tutorial on free rap and urban music downloads a couple of mixtape websites are being reviewed.
Next to the mixtape download website also a couple of other sites are mentioned on which you listen to new music. Most of these websites are popular blogs which write over new rap and r&b music. Please give this new tutorial a try and start downloading free rap and r&b music right away!