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Burn And Download Free Music

It is not hard to burn and download free music, however; it requires patience and dedication. The project can be broken up into two phases: finding music and burning the songs.

Phase One

In order to begin your search for free music it is important it identify possible ways to burn and download free music. In order for music to be free it must be defined as royalty free or public domain. This means the work is not copyrighted or licensed. Finding such music can be tricky, but there are websites that can help.

Burn and download free music with Amazon. To take advantage of the legal service you will need to have an Amazon account and use their proprietary music downloader. Additionally you can only download one file at a time, which can be tedious if you are downloading copious amounts of information. Find free songs by typing in "free" when searching for MP3s.

The iTunes Store offers free songs each week that can be burned directly from the music program. Burn and download free music with iTunes by "purchasing" the songs for free. Since you are using iTunes the songs automatically appear in your music library with proper tags.

There are many other websites where you can burn and download free music. Rhapsody (Windows only) offers a selection of free music each week. Additionally eMusic offers 50 or 100 free music files when you join the free trial (cancel before the expiration date).

Phase Two

Once you have all of your music downloaded onto your computer create a new folder on your desktop. Locate your downloaded tracks and place them in the folder you created. In Windows, common locations for downloaded music include: "C:\Downloads", "C:\Music", "C:\Windows\Music", "C:\Users\X\Music", "C:\Documents and Settings\X\My Music" and many others. X represents your Windows account name. A faster method is to search your computer for music files and sort them by date created.

You have a variety of options to burn and download free music, however; ensure that you burn the music as an Audio CD and not an MP3 CD. An audio CD encodes the music to a format that can be played by your CD player. You can store 80 minutes of audio on a 700 MB disc. Your options are to use a music program or CD burning program.

You can use a music program such as iTunes or Windows Media Player to burn the content to a CD. To do so, create a new playlist that contains approximately 80 minutes of audio. Next, select burn Audio CD and your music will be playable on CD players. Another option to use Roxio, Nero, or another CD burning program to create an audio CD. For best results choose a program you are comfortable using.