Wednesday, November 26, 2008

5 Ways to Get Free Songs for Your MP3 Player

These days, music isn't exactly the cheapest commodity. In fact, Apple's iTunes charges you $1 for every song you download but I didn't have to pay a single cent for any of my 770 MP3s. Here's how you can do the same:

5. Wait for gifts.

This is not the easiest or most reliable solution. You'll have to wait for Christmas or your birthday and it's not fun listening to 20 songs until one of these occasions. However, doing this definitely works and you won't have to pay for your music.

4. Keep an eye out for free song promotions.

Occasionally, Pepsi or Lays might put out a promotion where you can win free songs every time you buy one of their products. This is a very grueling and time-consuming process and isn't exactly free but it serves its purpose.

3. Search for free songs on the internet.

Just go to Google and search for "free songs" or something like that. This will bring up a bunch of results (20,000,000 to be exact) that literally give you free songs. Still, many popular songs that you may want to download will be unavailable at these sites. If this is your choice though, I'd recommend eMusic.

2. Use the Google cheat.

Many people don't know this useful little "hack". To employ it, type the following into the search bar:
-inurl:htm -inurl:html -inul:asp intitle:"index of" .mp3

1. Download Limewire.

This is a file-sharing program that lets people download shared MP3 files for free off of other users. Almost every song in the world is on this software in addition to the many other file types. On the other hand, often the files that are on this applications have malicious viruses that can harm your computer but these aren't very strong so pretty much any firewall can destroy them.

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