Free MP3s include New Artists, Crosby/Nash, Travel Songs for Kids

July 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Freebies, Music

Free music MP3s for July 2012, to download in individual tracks or albums – some are available for a limited time.

Amazon offers a free Artists on the Rise MP3 sampler album each month. You get a free track from a selection of up-and-coming music makers and the choices vary by month, so if you’re reading this in a future time-warp, check out what’s up for that month. In July, my favorite freebies are from opposite ends of the musical spectrum:

  • The House That Heaven Built by Japandroids is totally crazy, but a very happy, upbeat crazy. It’s from an album called Celebration Rock, which kinda says it all.
  • The retro ’50s Never Quit Loving You by smooth and sultry Jill Barber
  • Blank Maps by haunting soul meets gospel Cold Specks

    Plus Walk the Moon, Preteen Zenith, Amanda Mair and more, one dozen tracks in all. Download just the tracks you like, or the whole free album.

The Craig Taubman Presents Travel Songs for Kids & Parents Too free album might keep you sane if you’re going on a road trip with the family. Songs include sing-along faves like She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, Knock Knock, and Down By The Riverside. There are 19 free songs in all to download as an album or individually.

The MP3 single Don’t Dig Here by Crosby and Nash (no Stills) is also free to download, and sounds pretty good on a quick listen.

Don’t Mess With Texas: SXSW 2012 New Music is still free to download, with music by bands who performed at the South by Southwest 2012 Music and Film Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

Other free music downloads include:

  • Free MP3s of songs with a wide variety of genres and artists familiar and new
  • Free MP3 albums including options from children’s music to hard rock, plus opera, rap, classical, latin, country, blues, and jazz.  You can sort the free music by selecting the genre to the left at the link.

If you’ve found a great piece of music free or on the cheap – don’t keep it to yourself! Tell us about it in the comments box below.

–Tania. Note: I’ve given my Amazon affiliate links. 


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