Music Sites Bannner


Crunch Music
www.crunch.co.uk
The up-to-the-minute source for British dance tracks from a crew of sizling indie labels, including Platipus Records and Silver Planet. The site also weighs in with reviewsof the hottest MP3 players.
About $1.60 per track


eatsleepmusic.com
www.eatsleepmusic.com
This collection of 1,500 - and counting - downloadable and streaming tunes offers something for every ear - not to mention a $49.95 karaoke package for those who want to sing along.
Free


EMusic.com
www.emusic.com
Some 10,000 MP3 tracks (including about 30 free promo cuts), with more added regularly, ranging from alternative rock to jazz, world fusion, gospel, and hip-hop.
$0.99 per track; full albums $8.99


Internet Underground Music Archive
www.iuma.com
The seminal Net music source, IUMA promotes and distributes tunes from over 4,000 unsigned artists, with an emphasis on cutting-edge, indie, and techno sounds.
Most tracks free; some $0.99 each


Liquid Audio
www.liquidaudio.com
A one-stop-shop for downloads, with a catalog of 23 genres and some 5,400 encrypted tracks from major and indie artists. Free downloadable player available.
Free to $1.99 per track


listen.com
www.listen.com
Spanning more than 500 genres, this massive directory offers sound clips and reviews by the listen.com editors as well as users. The resource includes links to sites with legally downloadable music.
Free


MP3s on UBL
content.ubl.com/caa/rio
This ultimate band list features five new MP3 files a week from pop and alternative artists who authorize free distribution. You can also click through to the listening station to hear new, streaming music before it's released.
Free


MusicMatch
www.musicmatch.com
A bookmark must for indie maven, boasting some 1,000 MP3 tracks and links to thousands more.
Free tracks; $4.99-per-month subscription for 25 tracks from independent artists


Riffage.com
www.riffage.com
The Amazon.com of the MP3 universe sells downloadable indie tracks. Visitors can hear sample clips, read reviews, and create customized play lists.
About $0.40 to $0.99 per track


Shoutcast
www.shoutcast.com
An MP3 directory of Shoutcast files available to anyone using the popular Winamp player (or a shareware equivalent). With about 500 stations or channels playing at any given time, Shoutcast offers an eclectic range of stations, as well as an option to create your own radio program.
Free


Spinner.com
www.spinner.com
The Spinner player lets users tune into 120-plus channels of streaming music-anything from rock to urban, dance to moodfood. More than 175,000 songs available.
Free


WorldWideBands
www.worldwidebands.com
Alternative, hip-hop, jazz, and blues from indie artists around the globe.
Free

WIRED Magazine August 1999.