Free music downloads? Is there really such a thing?
I remember back in the 90s, this really existed. There was such a thing as completely free music. You could go online and get as much music as you wanted, any time, for absolutely nothing.
Nowadays, I think there's something new. . .
Computer adware and and viruses! And, well, basically. . . just a bunch of low quality files.
It's sad but true.
Back in the “roaring Napster" era, there were millions of people waiting online, at any given hour of the day, waiting to exchange files with you. Now, you'll be lucky if there are several thousand.
So what happened?
Basically, the major music labels decided they were sick and tired of losing billions of dollars to people who chose to rip off their artist's music. Musical piracy is just not cool, and people started to catch on to this new idea.
Lawsuits started, aimed at getting high profile news attention to hopefully discourage young people to stop using peer to peer services. And the efforts paid off.
Today, itunes and other legal places to download free music thrive and make a profit at selling high quality, relatively inexpensive downloads.
What about the rest? Have all the free music download sites really disappeared?
Check around the internet, and you will soon see the answer before you.
Sam Watkins goes to Free Music Downloads for great music and MP3's.