3 matches on "free music"

Ingrid Michaelson Gives Downloads for Email Addresses

Record companies have been trying different marketing methods for some time now.  Limited edition CDs, colored vinyl, combination packages (think CD with a t-shirt), and even flash drives with the bands logo on it along with the MP3s pre-loaded are all examples.  Now it seems labels are trying to increase the fan base for artists as well.

From now until September 1 if you sign up your friends on Ingrid Michaelson's mailing list you'll be given the chance to download up to three bonus tracks.  You'll get one free download just for signing up yourself.

Creative marketing?  More nuisance e-mails that your friends may not want?  Call it what you want, but if you're in the market for free music here's another opportunity.

Listen to the Dead Weather's Debut Album

Interested in Jack White's new band, but don't feel like shelling out the money to buy the album until you hear it?  Well Jack White has taken care of that for you.

For 24 hours you can listen to Horehound, the Dead Weather's new album, through their iLike Facebook page.  The debut album comes out July 14.

Dead Weather is compromised of Alison Mosshart of the Kills, Jack Lawrence of the Raconteurs, Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita, and of course Jack White of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs.

Give it a listen and tell us what you think of it.

Free Music for Your Summer Soundtrack

The bags are packed, the drinks are in the cooler, and the car has a full tank of gas.  Let the summer road trip commence.  But wait...you can't have a road trip without tunes on the stereo. And unfortunately you nearly had to take out a loan just to fill up your gas tank.  Is it time to call off the trip?  Not at all!

Record labels frequently put out sampler disks to give you a taste of the artists and music they are putting out.  More often than not these CDs are free.  It gives you a chance to discover new labels and artists without having to pay a thing.  And these sampler disks do not necessarily contain just up and coming artists.  These CDs are a great marketing tool for record labels so they may contain a track from more popular artists as well.

Below is a variety of sampler disks from record labels that you can download at Amazon free of charge. They contain a range of genres from hard, driving metal and emo to funk and soul. Hopefully one or more of these CDs will suit your tastes so you can go through with your road trip.  You may even impress a few friends with some newly discovered bands.