You're probably aware that Amazon operates a digital music store that lets you download songs and albums in MP3 format to play on your PC or portable device. However, if you thought that all songs need to be paid for, you'd be wrong. There are loads of free downloads available. In fact, when I searched amazon.com for free MP3 downloads there was no less than 46,000 tracks available, covering all music genres.
To download music from Amazon, whether it's paid-for or free, you need to be signed up with their digital music service and you need to be using the service that applies to your own country. Trying to sign up to amazon.com from the UK, for example, won't work, because your address and credit card details will be rejected. Instead you'll need to join the music service on amazon.co.uk instead.
Once you're signed up with the relevant service (or once you've logged into your standard Amazon account if you already have one), just select digital music from the main menu and then, in the left hand menus, look for free music. The precise layout and availability varies by country, but every amazon site I tried was offering thousands of tracks and loads of entire albums, all for free download.
So head to your local Amazon site today to find out what's available in your region, and get downloading.
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