A lot of people ask about "free mp3 download" apps and 90% of those fall under a legal grey area (if not being downright illegal).
So I thought it helpful to show people they can still get good music without breaking the law or resorting to dangerous* and illegal means.
* some of the free mp3 download apps have been known to include malware
So here are ways to stream, share, and store music that are legal (to the best of my knowledge)**
Google Music China
- (if you have to use an Apple product...
- (free & paid options for download/streaming)
(playlists/scrobbling, social music discovery)
Grooveshark / Tinyshark
Caution: May not end up being legal. From what I know they wanted to be legit, but they are being sued by the RIAA.
Also, Grooveshark is a service, Tinyshark is an Android app from a different company/developer
used to listen to Grooveshark. Grooveshark's original app was removed from the Android Market by Google in April 2011.
- ( Playlist sharing, social discovery)
(music & playlist sharing via bluetooth & WiFi)
* full disclosure: this is my app
- (Makes ringtones from songs on your phone, open-source)
- (Music on demand)
- (Royalty-free music)
- (some purchase-able music, some radio)
- (user DJ'd radio)
- (Artist approved trading)
Your local library
You can often borrow music from your local library, and discover some great stuff in the process.
Please feel free to post comments/additions/reviews but keep them civil please
This post is mine alone and does not represent the views or opinions of AndroidForums or Phandroid. I am not a lawyer nor an expert, and this is not legal advice.
To learn more on the legalities, I highly encourage people to visit the following websites: