In the 1970’s I was a teenage girl with an 8 track tape player in my car enjoying Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac (among others). When not in my car music options were radio and records.
While I still listen to radio it’s mostly for news. I’ve found alternate venues for music.
It is interesting that free online music is called radio because the stations are created by the listener instead of a producer or show host. But there is advertising. I usually listen to one of these stations when working on blog posts or reading.
One of my favorite features is the ability to save “channels” I’ve created with favorite genres and artists. My brother and I have also shared channels meaning which is a fun social aspect.
There are numerous websites with streaming music for free. Here’s a list of five to get you started.
My MP3 player isn’t getting used much because I’m listening to music on the computer or on the phone. Searching the free apps for music brings up hundreds of applications including music from all over the globe.
I stick to Pandora and Slacker because I can continue to hear the channels set up online on the app.
If you pay for satellite or cable service it most likely includes music channels. The various channels will focus on a certain type of music. During dinner parties we listen to the smooth jazz and when cleaning the house the choice is classic rock.
This option is more like traditional radio in terms of the listener having no control over the song selection but there’s enough variety.
This option does not mean I don’t still buy music to add to my personal library but it’s a great way to try new artists as well as listen to favorites. What is your favorite free music source?
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