Download Thousands Of Free MP3 Tracks From Amazon

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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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Didn't work for me. I am in the USA, my search for free mp3s turned up about ten, then a list of .89 centers.

Doesn't work for me in NZ... my account is with Amazon.com i.e. USofA because they don't have an NZ domain. But... nada because I am not in the US.

Bummer... why can it not be universal? Does it really matter that I'm in NZ? Is my "free" money not good enough? Wow, they are quite happy to take my unfree money, but not free money... WTF??? Seriously, time everybody got onboard and allowed purchases from any locale... and I'm not just referring to Amazon either... how about Netflix? Hulu etc?

I'm in New Zealand too and I confirmed that and here's the details for anyone else who is thinking of trying. I resurrected my Amazon account to try it out which took some doing because NZ Post changed our postcodes several years ago. At Amazon.com I found both 46,021 songs and 512 albums for free. I didn't have any payment method enabled in my account yet I could still find them with my country set to New Zealand: Department | Movies, Music & Games | Digital Music | Digital Music Deals | More Deals | Songs by Price | Free Department | Movies, Music & Games | Digital Music | Digital Music Deals | More Deals | Albums by Price | Free I tried to download an album and track separately. I was requested to enter credit card details and complete address details. Neither attempt worked because Amazon said: "There was a problem with your address submission. Please fix all the areas below and try again." My address details were entered to match my account address details and the credit card details were correct. So I gave up on that path and added the credit card to my account. I then tried to download the files and was told that: "Sorry, but your Amazon account is registered to a different region than the current marketplace. Your digital music order cannot be completed; we apologize for any inconvenience."

The songs I want are from the 1920s and '30s. They're in the public domain and should be free, especially if they're in the "free" section of Amazon. I can download them elsewhere on the Internet for free, but Amazon is selling them for $.89 to $.99 apiece. How do they rationalize this? I can't see how these songs can not be free. :(

In US, go to 'More Deals', 'Songs by Price', Free.

Thanks for the link!

I'm sorry, I'm signed into Amazon, but I can't find anything resembling your links to free music on Amazon's site. You say: "just select digital music from the main menu and then, in the left hand menus, look for free music." Well, that isn't happening for me. There's no such link. Maybe you can supply an actual, live link I can click on? Thanks!

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Not sure about the music side however I'm UK based and, on top of a .co.uk account, have .com,.de and .fr accounts with Amazon. Not only that but they all share my various card details, billing and shipping addresses.

I don't think there is any value in creating an Amazon account for free music when download plugins and screen recorders allow any music on You-tube to be acquired. Amazon does offer excellent book freebies though and it's worth having an account for that service.

ah, but when you say "any music" you are saying free and non-free. But downloading non-free music (and video) is ILLEGAL... yeah yeah, you've always got an excuse... but at the end of the day you are breaking the law when you download payable content without paying. AKA piracy... but then so many of you think that it's quite OK to steal content. Bet you wouldn't like it if your boss stole your money by not paying you, or the local hood did you over for your wallet, would you?

@ godzonekid - We're you so intent on posting a self righteous rant that you failed to notice it has nothing at all to do with the merits of the Amazon service being discussed?

Self righteous? Rant?

Did YOU not notice that the post I commented on, from YOU, had NOTHING to do with the service from Amazon either? It was in fact advocating piracy.

High horse. Off.

Any time you download and convert a video, you lose sound quality. The same goes for using screen recorders. Therefore, it should only be ever done as a last resort. In that case, it is best to open the file in Audacity, and extract as 320kbps MP3 or similar. If you can only find your specific song available on YouTube, it is best practice to use a digital sound card (I'm not aware of any good, free ones, unfortunately) to record the music into Audacity. Doing so will make a 1:1 copy. Many computers offer the ability to record from the computer's built-in sound card, but doing so typically results in serious quality loss. My understanding is that you can buy a very cheap (~$3) external sound card off of eBay, and that will allow a much higher quality recording. My point still stands, though. It's best to simply avoid YouTube as a source altogether, if possible.