9 Places DJs Can Legally Download Free Music

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As a DJ, it’s important to have a large library of music to choose from. However, purchasing all of that music can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to know where you can download free music legally. In this blog post, we will provide 9 different sources for free music downloads that DJs can use in their sets!

Before we get started I think it’s important to reiterate the point of legal downloads. There are a lot of websites and services that offer free music downloads but many of them are illegal. Not only is it copyright infringement, but using these illegal download sites can also put your computer at risk for viruses and malware. So please, only use the sources listed below to download music legally!

Now let’s get into it: 9 places to legally download free music

SoundCloud

SoundCloud is one of the most popular music streaming platforms with a huge catalog of songs to choose from. While many of the tracks on SoundCloud are free to stream, you can also find a number of free downloads if you look hard enough. To find free downloads on SoundCloud, simply go to the track page and look for the “Free Download” button underneath the waveform.

Bandcamp

Bandcamp is a music platform that helps artists sell their music and merch directly to fans. While you can purchase tracks and albums on Bandcamp, there are also a number of free downloads available if you look in the right place. To find free downloads on Bandcamp, simply go to an artist or album page and look for the “Free Download” button.

Facebook

Yes, you can actually find free music downloads on Facebook! A lot of artists and labels will post free tracks or albums on their Facebook page from time to time. To find these free downloads, simply go to an artist’s or label’s Facebook page and look for a post with a free download.

Noisetrade

Noisetrade is a music platform that allows artists to share their music with fans in exchange for email addresses or social media follows. While you can choose to pay for tracks on Noisetrade, there are also a number of free downloads available. To find free downloads on Noisetrade, simply go to the track page and look for the “Download for Free” button.

Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is a platform for artists to share their music with the world for free. The music on the Free Music Archive is licensed under Creative Commons, which means you can download and use the tracks in podcasts, YouTube videos and other projects. Once you find a track you like, click the download arrow and you will be shown the terms in which you can use that particular track.

Jamendo

Jamendo is a music platform that is similar to the Free Music Archive. The music on Jamendo is licensed under Creative Commons, which means you can legally download and use the tracks. To find free downloads on Jamendo, simply go to the track page and look for the “Download” button.

Beatstars

Beatstars is a music platform that allows producers to sell their beats and instrumentals to artists. While Beatstars does have a lot of paid content, you can also find free downloads if you look in the right place. To find free downloads on Beatstars, simply go to the track page and look for the “Free” download button. You will have to have an account and follow the artist before you can start your download.

ReverbNation

ReverbNation is a music platform that helps artists grow their careers in the music industry. It is one of the easiest on the list to download music from. Once you browse for and find a track you like, press the download arrow if it is available and it will start the process immediately. Some free downloads on ReverbNation are only available for a limited time, so if you see one you like, be sure to download it right away!

SoundClick

SoundClick is a music platform that allows artists to sell their music and merch directly to fans. While you can purchase tracks and albums on SoundClick, there are also a number of free downloads available. To find free downloads on SoundClick, simply go to an artist or album page and look for the download button. You will have to create a free account before you can start your download.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the many places where you can find free music downloads. With a little bit of searching, you can find free music downloads on just about any platform. So get out there and start downloading! Remember to support the artists you love by purchasing their music if you can.

Mike is a Mobile DJ company owner, providing entertainment services for Weddings, Birthdays and other events for over a decade.

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