Totally Free Tunes
You know we all do it – no need to be shy. I’m not talking about pooping here. I’m talking about downloading music illegally. I like to support artists when I can, and certainly try to buy the albums my favorites put out, but I have a serious addiction. I would be living on ramen noodles every day if I actually had to pay for all the music I listen to. Fo real.
Leave it to RCRD LBL to ease my guilty conscious. The lovely folks at RCRD LBL have been popping two new tunes a day into my inbox for as long as I can remember. There are a few things to mention when it comes to these folks that I see as an advantage over other sites that offer free music:
1. No third-party downloads. Most of the time, you can download a song directly from RCRD LBL’s website. Forget about mediafire or clicking on a link that takes you to another blog that links to the song on another blog – all of that is history for the RCRD LBL reader.
2. Tunes can be delivered directly via e-mail. I’m a big fan of their daily newsletter. I have a separate folder in my e-mail specifically for the music they send me every day. When you don’t keep up with it, you can have 438 of these e-mails to go through, like me.
3. Don’t like e-mails on the reg? You can type your favorite artist into their search tool and find a free jam or two that way.
4. If RCRD LBL says it’s ok, it’s probably OK for you to download that free tune. No guilt necessary. Just happy, wallet-friendly jams until you can’t jam any more.
5. They know what’s up and have really broadened my musical horizons. I download everything they send, even if I’ve never heard of it. It’s a great way to expose yourself to new stuff.
PS – I noticed they have an option to register. Not sure what the perks are of that, but I would be curious to hear if anyone else has an account.