There are many ways to download free music from the internet.P2P(Peer to Peer) applications like Limewire,Ares and using torrents is one such way.These are a bit of a pain for Windows users as they have to worry about viruses and other Malware.One thing I like about these applications is that all sorts of songs are available in different formats.Here's a tip for Limewire(Windows users,follow it at your own risk)-Search Limewire for Limewire Pro,download the crack and upgrade to Pro for free.
There are a few websites which provide free song downloads but there is a restriction to most of these.
Cool Goose Cool Toad is one such website.You won't find too many songs there but you might get some Hindi songs.The interface of this website is horrible and search is a pain in the neck.You need to sign-up to browse and download song.In short,Cool Toad is useless.
There are some other websites like Fun Maza and Masti4India which provide free Hindi songs for download.Note that these websites provide songs only in real media format(.rm) and you need Real Player to play these songs.
Now,let me come to the main topic of this post.Esnips is a website for sharing all kind of media like songs,videos etc.This website has none of the drawbacks mentioned above.You can find all sorts of music and videos in different formats.You can even get free E-Books there.
Till a few days ago,you needed to signup to download songs.But they have changed their policy.Recently,they have removed the download option and only streaming is available.You can use Firefox add-ons to download the songs but I have an even simpler fix to the problem.
You don't need to be a member to download songs.All you have to do is to search for the song and when you find it,look at the address bar to find the URL.For example if GQ wants to download RATM's Renegades of Funk,the URL is- http://www.esnips.com/doc/18.....Funk
Now all you have to do is to change the folder.Change 'doc' in the URL to 'nsdoc'.Thus to download,the URL becomes-
The download will start.This even works with mobile phones and I do this with my Mobile Phone Browser-Opera Mini.
P.S-Esnips has stopped working properly these days.So,this method might not work temporarily.There's another website called Aimini from which you can download free music.
If you wish to stick to esnips,here's a suggestion-Some people with better brains have uploaded songs in archives which you can download without even signing up.Promote this idea and you'll be able to download as many songs as you wish to.