Streaming music services offer users a large library of music that you can listen to on-demand via your web browser or via software. These services are a great way to discover new music for free.
Last.fm is a music streaming site. It is free for US, UK and German users, but premium packages are €3 a month. It uses Audioscrobbler technology to help determine your music tastes.
Turntable.fm is a social music service that allows it’s users to play their favorite music in unique DJ experience. DJs are represented by avatars, who sit at a turntable in the front of the room taking turns playing one track each, while audience members crowd the floor in front of them. The audience can like/dislike [...]
Pandora radio is the personalized internet radio service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites. Create custom web radio stations, listen free.
TheSixtyOne is a free music streaming site that is geared towards listening to undiscovered artists. Apart from streaming songs users are also asked to vote for their favorites which are then bumped up the “top” and “hot” charts. You can create playlists to save for later or to share with family and friends. Features a “Moods” [...]
Shoutcast is a free radio streaming directory that offers tens of thousands of different free Internet radio stations for people to listen to. The genre’s offered are extensive. You’ll need Winamp to listen to shoutcast radio stations, but it’s a pretty lightweight and functional free music player.
The Hype Machine, or Hypem for short, follows thousands of music blogs from around the world and collates them into a single location for users’ listening pleasure. The Hype Machine tracks a variety of MP3 blogs. If a post contains MP3 links, it adds those links to its database and displays them on the front page. There are [...]
We Are Hunted is a streaming music discovery site that allows you to listen to music based on combined popularity rankings from blogs, social networks, forums, Twitter, and P2P networks. “We Are Hunted is different in that it tracks sentiment, expression and advocacy,” reads the site. “Visually driven, intuitive and simple, We Are Hunted seeks to be a daily destination [...]
Spotify is a stand alone desktop app that lets you play unlimited free on-demand music by your favorite artists. Unlike Last.fm or Pandora which only allow you to stream genres of music, Spotify lets you pick and choose whatever song you want to play without having to pay a dime. Add the music stored on [...]
With Slacker you can choose the “Create Custom Station” feature to add music, rate songs and otherwise fine tune your station(s) as you go along. It’s also available as mobile app, but you’ll need to upgrade if you want to cache your favorite stations to play on the go. It has sidebar and audio ads, [...]
Grooevshark lets you pick and choose what music you want to hear and when you want to hear it. Create playlists to share with others, or you’re given the option to share links to favorites songs via Facebook, Twitter, Stumpleupon, Reddit, and via eMail. Sidebar windows ads which can removed with one of their upgrade [...]