Legal Sources for Online Materials
The resources presented here are only a selection of those available for legal downloads of music, images, video, and other media. MiSPP does not necessarily endorse any of the specific services or products listed here.
iTunes is a free application for purchasing music, movies, video and TV shows.
“RCRD LBL is the premier online destination for free, curated, legal, MP3 downloads from the hottest marquee and emergent artists.”
“We sign contracts directly with musicians, so you can rest assured that we can legally license music to you, and no middlemen get in the way of the artist’s royalties.”
“Discovering new music on the site is simplified by subscription pricing that allows members to download tracks for substantially less than they would pay with other download services.”
“A subscription lets you listen to anything and everything in the catalog — over 9 million songs. You don’t have to worry about paying for individual songs, ripping CDs or managing files. You can just sign in and start listening.”
“earBuzz sells the physical CD and downloaded songs and albums. On all sales at the earBuzz site, artists make all of the purchase price – 100%.”
“Last.fm is a music service that lets you discover new music you like, based on the music you already listen to.”
Free internet radio service
“Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language.”
Flickr: Creative Commons
“Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.”
“We distribute high quality, open-licensed (Creative Commons) digital media, datasets, and artwork for Content Creators.”
“Hulu is free and legal through an advertising supported model.”
Other Lists of Online Resources
List of legal resources for online media
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
List of legal resources for music
Motion Picture Association of America
List of legal resources for movies and tv shows
Wikipedia: Public Domain Resources
List of online resources that are in the public domain.