With the advancement in internet technology, the way people listen to music has changed drastically. While there are a large number of sites that allow free music downloads, not all of them are legal. Barring a few sites that allow free legal music online,most websites contribute to music piracy by allowing illegal uploads and downloads of files. It is possible to listen to music online from certain legal websites. Music played through a creative commons license is legal. It is advisable to listen to free legal music online rather than to download music files for free from unauthorized and illegal websites.
Due to the vast amount of music that is downloaded illegally these days, it is often thought that all free music downloads must be illegal. There are, however, sites that offer music downloads that are both free and legal.
Artist Server offers free MP3 downloads, videos, pictures, ringtones, forums and people news to its subscribed users. All you have to do is to sign up for an account on the website and enjoy over 7,000 freely available songs.
There is a small section available on Amazon's website called amazonmp3. This section gives subscribed US users the chance to download free music. Note that the songs are always renewed, and not archived.