If you search the net, there are many sites that will tell you that you can get free music and videos from many sites – which is true. Most will indeed try to point you in the direction of legal sources like AOL. Unfortunately, a time or two they point you toward a site that is just waiting to get busted.
When you get to a site, it is often hard to tell if this is a legal or pirate site. They look pretty much the same! Both ask for some sort of payment. Difference: the legal ones ask you to pay for the song or album you download. The pirates will ask you to pay a membership fee for their services.
One way you can double check that a site is good is to check their references. One site claims that they are the number one download music website on the net as seen on MSN, CNN,CNet and others but if you go to any of these highly rated sites, you won’t find any such recommendation. They just slap on the logos of these companies to impress you.
If you really want free music, check out the sites of the artists themselves or look for sites that truly are free and legal like GarageBand.com. Free music is definitely out there; just make sure that you get the legal one.
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