Free music is something that the internet has offered since all the way back in the Napster days. While there are plenty of places to download music illegally today, this article will focus on some legal alternatives to watch at work or home.

1. Grooveshark

This is personally one of my favorites and one I use almost everyday. This website allows you to chose songs and organize them into your own personal library, playlists and favorites.

2. Pandora

Most people today have heard of this website as it is the leader in online radio. There are commercials that you will have to listen too and there is a 40 hour/month limit without an upgrade. Still 40 hours should last you a while and you can always switch to one of the other options listed by that point.

3. Musicovery

This is a cool little website that plays music based on your mood. Whether you are feeling dark, positive, energetic or calm a playlist will be created for wherever you chose you are in the mood matrix.

4. Slacker Personal Radio

Just another personal radio option similar to Pandora except you will eventually have to make an account to continue listening (it is still free at that point). There are set stations as well as you can customize your own based on song (like Pandora).

5. Youtube

Everyone knows that there are millions of songs on Youtube but most people utilize it just to listen to a clip at a time. Here you can either make an account and select favorites to play or you can find a channel that you enjoy and listen to all the songs on it. That way you don’t waste 1/2 your day just switching songs.

6. MySpace Music

As Facebook moved into the picture a while back Myspace really started to focus a lot more on its’ music offering. Many artists (both big and small) have plenty of songs to listen to on their Myspace music page.

7. Individual Band Sites

If you are a huge fan of a single artist just go to their website and listen to the songs they have on their website. Most artists know we wont buy without at least a taste so there are almost always some of their top songs to listen to for free on their sites.

8. Blogs

This becoming more of an option everyday as music blogs are being created left and right. Two of my personal favorites are White Panda (check out the play all option at the bottom of the page) and This Song is Sick. Each one is a little different but there are hundreds of blogs just like these out there on the web for you to find.

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