Saturday, May 16, 2009

Resource roundup: Free music

A lot of people think that if music is free on the internet that it must be illegal.That isn't always the case. There is plenty of artists who offer up their music for free online. It's not just stuff that is too lame to be able to charge for it, much of it is as good as anything on the charts right now. Some of it is even by quite popular artists. Here's where to find some

CCM Singles
CCM singles provides an enormous database of Christian artists that are offering their music online for free. A small sample of the artists listed includes BarlowGirl, Brooke Fraser, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United, Kutless, Mandisa, MaryMary, Planetshakers and P.O.D.

Relevant Magazine
Relevant Magazine's website features a collection of live songs by various artists. Most of these recordings aren't available elsewhere. Artists include Leeland, Jars of Clay, Sara Groves, Needtobreathe, Phil Wickham and Derrek Webb. 

The Free Christian Music Blog
The Free Christian Music Blog spotlights interesting free Christian songs and albums.

Sphere of hiphop
Heaps of Christian Hiphop/rap

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Yes, even Coldplay is giving away free music. You can download their new 9 track live album for free at their website. The track list is
1. Glass Of Water
2. 42
3. Clocks
4. Strawberry Swing
5. The Hardest Part / Postcards From Far Away
6. Viva La Vida
7. Death Will Never Conquer
8. Fix You
9. Death And All His Friends

Happy downloading :)


  1. One source that isn't quite free (although you can do that as well) is Derek Webb's

  2. i left noisetrade out because i've featured them before but they're great too.

  3. thanks for this info joanna! i'm a music download amateur, in fact not sure i've ever done it, and i have been wary, so thanks for clearing it up for me :) you are, as always, a wealth of valuable information! hope to see ya soon, this week sometime! :)

  4. Hi... did you notice that your blog is unreadable because everything is black unless you select everything to find the stuff... it looks like an html glitch... it's been like this for several weeks.

  5. Thats really strange. It is working in both the browsers i've tested it in. What browser are you using?

  6. i can see your blog just fine, cool as ever :)

  7. Thanks for linking to Sphere of Hip-Hop. I appreciate it!

    The words are black for me as well... I am using Firefox.

    God bless!

  8. I'll work on getting a new template as soon as i can and see if that fixes the problem