Interested in getting free music? Have you heard of “creative commons license”? Well, these are licenses that allow musicians to waive their copy rights for us users - or for other musicians who may want to use the music for further vreative work. In fact:
Creative Commons has been described as being at the forefront of the copyleft movement, which seeks to support the building of a richer public domain by providing an alternative to the automatic “all rights reserved” copyright, dubbed “some rights reserved.” (Wikipedia)
Soundclick is a site that offers musician the opportunity to provide their music through creative commons license. And so offers us the opportunity to download free music!
On the home page there are several options to choose from in the header bar. Click on “Music” and select license songs and beats from the drop down menu. In the header bar under the “license songs and beats” you will see that you can choose the type of license. The drop down menu will give you the choice of “commercial license ($)” or “creative commons (Free)”. Select creative commons and the genre of music you like and hit “go“
For “Pop” for example, the current result is 14,841 licenses have been found!! You will have to register to become a member with Soundclick - but its free and there are over 300,000 songs available on Soundclick through Creative commons license. When you choose a song you want, just click “full” and you will be sent to where you can download to iTunes. Above is one example of a free song from the rock genre.