(WZZM)- Downloading music online usually costs between $.99 and $1.29 through iTunes or Amazon. There have been illegal sites also that some people dared to try in the past, but up until now nothing free and legal. Three sites are offering their songs free, downloadable to your computer or smart phone. You can also download the songs to your mp-3 player but will have to play for that.
The three free sites are Spotify, MOG and Rdio. Spotify was formerly by invitation only but now it's available to everyone. Emily Zoladz of Grand Rapids just joined Spotify about three weeks ago. "I noticed Spotify when I was looking at one of my friend's walls on Facebook. It said so and so is listening to Lady Antebellum on Spotify. I was like 'What's that?' so I double clicked on it and I was instantly enthralled. When you log on to Spotify, you are automatically logged into Facebook and what you are listening to will appear on your Facebook wall. You listen to it and I hesitate to say it because is seems too good to be true, but you do get free music."
MOG offers a limited amount of free music right now, but if you recommend it to your Facebook friends, you'll get even more free listening.
Rdio is a third option that is offering its service free for the month of October. If you like it, you can upgrade your service for between $5 and $10 a month.
By Derek Francis