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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Where can I get great new music free?

Ummm, how about Today's Blog Music/ The Hype Machine?

This site is AWESOME!!!
What's the deal? People have blogs, and they post links to free mp3 music files. Hype Machine aggregates the links together, and links to, and streams, music from a huge range of these music blogs. I've heard stuff recently on Hype Machine from the Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Bjork, Timbaland, LCD Soundsystem, Chemical Brothers and more, so the music ranges from mainstream to obscure. There are some dj mixes as well.

Presumably, all the files are all legal, and are used by the labels and musicians to promote their work. Hype Machine offers you several ways to purchase more work by each artist if you like them, but otherwise it's gloriously free.

I subscribe their podcast feed, but they also do several streaming options and RSS feeds too.

It's not Napster, but at the moment, I think it's the best source of great new music for free on the web.

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