June 15, 2020
2020 has been a year where we have spent much time indoors due to the lockdown. We have needed to find things to entertain us, especially during this time. Free music may be an option for many in this regard. Free, legal music is easy to find. The most popular music streaming services offer free trials for streaming music. Many of them provide affordable options for you to download all of the music you could ever need and want. We will explore these music streaming companies and other legal websites for downloading and streaming music for free. Many free and legal options are available in South Africa in 2020.
We have listed several options, but as always, there is always a lot more choice out there. What is ‘the best’ is still subjective. Nevertheless, it may be worth your time to consider the below regarding free, legal music streaming and free music downloads. Some music platforms only offer free music streaming with certain limitations, while others offer free music streaming and music downloads.
Downloading or streaming music illegally is a criminal offence and could be a significant problem for you should you be caught. It also hurts the music industry. Money from music subscriptions helps keep musicians and music record labels afloat. Now, more than ever, in these challenging times, many musicians are struggling.
Downloading music on shady websites may lead to your computer getting viruses too. Keep it legal; it’s the right way to do it.
Some say that this is an alternative to Spotify. Soundcloud does offer free music that can be downloaded (if enabled by publishers) and is free to stream as well. You need a paid subscription to download to your phone.
This music platform is widely known for its pop, hip-hop and alternative music. It offers free music streaming without ads and an unlimited number of song skipping for a selection of artists.
The Audio Archive lets you download or stream a selection of music for free. It relies on donations to keep going. You could even listen to poetry and book readings.
Apple Music allows first-time users to enjoy 3 months of free music streaming and downloads to their library. Listen to 60 million songs for free, which include popular and lesser-known songs. The R29.00 per month student offer may propose excellent value when the free 3 months are up. Carry on downloading and streaming songs for the price of a cappuccino.
You can stream and download as much music as you like regardless of free trial periods if you are DStv subscriber. Like the other popular music services, JOOX offers a wide range of songs to listen to. First-time JOOX users can download and stream music for free over a 14-day trial period. Otherwise, songs can only be streamed for free outside of 14 days with some limitations. JOOX also gives you free music streaming and downloading for 3 months if you sign-up for R49.00 per month. All of the major streaming services let you cancel at any time, which is excellent too.
Spotify is one of the leading music platforms with free music streaming and downloading options. You can stream and download music for free for 3 months and thereafter pay R59.99 for an individual package or subscribe for a family package for R99.99 The general free version has restrictions regarding streaming music for free and won’t allow you to download music.
Will you be streaming or downloading songs for free? PMD is a fan of music too. Perhaps give PMD’s latest curated Spotify playlists a listen the next time you’re on the road or cleaning up the house!
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