BBC, surprisingly has a quite extensive collection of downloadable and free music. BBC/easy/music has a wide selection of music from most genreâ€™s. From the Blues, Soul, Reggae, Classical, classic Pop Rock and many more. This might be a new approach for the many News agencies around who have finally realized that their web sites used to be so boring people still read the paper. BBC is one of the most trusted news networks in the world and their many versions (TV, Music etcâ€¦) have a little to offer in terms of music. There are even Pod cast downloads of your favorite shows from the radio or the tele.
Internet Archives is another site with an extensive collection of music from all over the world which has been now declared a true library due to the ever growing collection of, well, everything. In digital form that is that they have accumulated since 1999 when the organization was founded. A non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide a facility for the storage of archives so that researchers can access them for use in their work fields of study. They even have a collection of archived web pages, many of which no longer exist. A story by the AP has remarked that when web pages die, they go to heaven in the bowels of the extensive collection. These records or archives are considered by them as a cultural record of our identity for all man to use and share. The said Internet Library has been officially declared a â€œLibrary Statusâ€, thus giving it the right to get assistance from the federal government in the form of funding.