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Published October 19th 2012
Sure, there are e-stores like iTunes that sell you music and singles for less than 5 bucks, but if you're financially struggling (or a uni student), then why not enjoy something for free without spending a penny?
There are a number of websites where you can listen to a variety of genres of music, ranging from the classic oldies from the 60s to the latest, feet-tapping club music of the 2000s and beyond.
8tracks is an internet radio and social networking website where you can upload your own music and generate customized playlists, or listen to other users' playlists.
Each playlist is given a certain genre, so you can choose to listen to a specific list of music, based on your mood. All you have to do is register/sign up (for free) and you're set.
You can also link your Facebook account to your 8tracks and publish your activity for your friends to discover.
Even though it offers music with restrictions, Spotify is a great way to discover what people are listening to on the radio. It also offers playlists that are made by users of Spotify to be accessible to the world (similar to 8tracks). There is a smartphone-friendly app so that you can listen to your music wherever you go. There is a free service of Spotify available for use on your desktops/laptops and a premium version for the app usage. Discover Spotify and you won't want to go back to anything else. And yes, you can link your Facebook account to Spotify and publish your activity to your friends circle.
Even though it is primarily a video-sharing website, you can see videos for the latest songs, or relive the moments of the classics and perhaps even laugh at or admire their fashion sense. Either way, this website is a great way to listen to your favourite tracks.
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Triple j is a great website to learn about what's new and upcoming in the music industry. Artists who are finding a solid base in Australia can be found enchanting the triple j universe with their soulful, original music.
So there you have it - feel free to let me know if there are more websites that you know of and share it with the rest of us.