Update on the Norah Jones site, there are 4 new mp3s that you can find in your temporary internet files after you listen to them through her website. Not really sure if these are considered 'legal' or not but it seems that way to me.
Aegean is GM's official website.
Also, GM is planning to release all future tracks for free over the internet: "because he did not need the money and wanted to be less famous."
He "would "really like to have something on the internet with charitable donation optional, where anyone can download my music for free"."
I'm not a big fan of his music, but this is pretty cool.
I can't find any info on the official website about it.
Someone above mentioned Inkubus Sukkubus--I love them. Pretty cool up-tempo gothic/Wiccan-themed music. I don't get all the Wiccan references, but I do like the music. And they do a couple great covers of 'Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves' and 'Paint in Black'.
I have nothing to say. My dvds
360 Gamertag: dtcarson
After receiving e-mails from friends filled with lists of URLs pointing to songs on various websites, programmer Lucas Gonze thought there oughta be a way to listen to the tunes in one continuous stream.
An idea was born.
So Gonze built Webjay, a site where users can build their own playlists of free music -- like a mix tape -- and share them with other fans. The site doesn't host the songs, but it pulls together the URLs for each track and puts them in a playlist format.
Anyone can contribute. The site relies on the participation of music fans to find and vet cool tunes. People can stream a set list or download individual tracks.
"What we're finding on Webjay is, if you provide the tools to make it easy and you provide the community, then you find a ton of fantastic music that you've never heard of," said Gonze, who refers to the process of finding songs as a scavenger hunt across the Web. "There's way too much stuff for everyone to go through. But it's easy if one person finds one great song and shares it."
Webjay's collection spans musical genres from punk, blues and electronica to gospel and oldies from Eastern Europe.
"What you can't point to is hit songs," Gonze said. "There's no Eminem, there's no Britney."
The site does not support links to pirated or unauthorized music. Links to such songs will be taken down.
Gonze said about 100 people have contributed playlists to Webjay since the site went up in February. The operation is still small, but visitors to the site have nearly tripled in the last month, he said.
Webjay regular Brett Singer, a New York theater producer and computer consultant, builds playlists in his spare time. He's created more than 50 collections with titles like Song-a-Day, a list made up of songs he has chosen each day for the past two months. On March 28, he had a seaweed treatment, so he chose a song by the group Seaweed Soup. He picked a song called "Party Party" on the occasion of his kid's birthday party.
Some of the mixes have a political bent. Singer pulled together collections of remixes based on Howard Dean's now-infamous yell at the Iowa caucuses, and a playlist of songs with "testify" in the title, dedicated to Condi Rice. Songs on the "testify" list range from Christian gospel music to Rage Against the Machine.
"My break at work used to be mini golf (on the computer)," Singer said. "This has taken the place of that and it is infinitely more fun."
There's no set formula for finding music on the Web. Singer's strategy is to search AltaVista for MP3 links. He frequently adds pictures to his playlists using the Google image search tool. The pictures are accessible only if a person uses RealPlayer.
Singer has found free tracks that bands provide as a promotional tool, for instance. He has linked to tracks on MacJams.com, a community of musicians who use Apple Computer's GarageBand software. And the Live Music Archive on the Internet Archive website has also been a great resource.
Other good sources of MP3s are Epitonic.com and Internet music labels like Magnatune.
"You'll listen to a lot of stuff and all of a sudden you'll hear a gem," Gonze said.
Singer's most bizarre find was a set of MP3s that combine a reading of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles with techno beats.
Musician Dan Phillips was pleased to see his song, "Let it Snow," included in one of the playlists.
"It's flattering to see that someone else has found it and enjoyed it," Phillips said.
Webjay is a nice change from Clear Channel-dominated radio, he said. However, "it would be nice to have some link to the artist's site in some intuitive fashion," he said.
Singer said that the project has revived his interest in music.
"I was really surprised by how much free -- and not pirated free -- music there is out there," Singer said.
But free is no guarantee of quality.
"You have to be ruthless. There's so much bad stuff," Gonze said.
Actually to celebrate the one-year anniversary of iTunes Music Store, they will be offering different song for free each day for the next week (8 artists total). Today's free song is My Hero by Foo Fighters. It should still be available for a few hours more, and then it will be replaced by tomorrow's free song. The remaining artists for this birthday celebration are Avril Lavigne, Courtney Love, Annie Lennox, Jane's Addiction, Counting Crows, Renee Fleming and Nelly Furtado.
After the birthday celebration, the iTunes Music Store will continue to offer a 'Free Single of the Week' from up-and-coming bands, "spotlighting emerging artists and offering iTunes customers a risk-free way to discover new music."
ninjatune rotates mp3's of their artists, live performances, and mixes on their website www.ninjatune.com
also, anyone in the D.C. area, the Washington Post's site has a very large section devoted towards reviewing local acts in the D.C./MD/Va area and they include full MP3's for download.
Echelon Productions also has a ton of mp3s from their artists, and their artists put up mixtapes you can stream and some for download. Blake9's mixtape Mixtape Mix 2.03 is on CandleWax Record's page and worth a listen.
There are free whole albums by Xorcist, which is kind of an atmospheric electro type sounding band. Basically all his stuff sounds like the score to a weird horror movie. a little more than half down the page are links to the full albums:
SOUL REFLECTION, SCORCHED BLOOD, PHANTOMS,
BITCHES EP, DAMNED SOULS, plus singles off his other works and some remixes for other artists.