Top Indie Music Websites (100% Legal, DRM-free Downloads)

Aibek Esengulov 11-06-2007

What is indie music? Basically, indie music (from independent) refers to the music that is independent from the commercial music industry and usually associated with autonomous, label-free artists/bands. Below you’ll find some of coolest indie music repositories on the web.


(1) iJigg [Broken URL Removed]

downloa indie music iJigg is a community where independent artists post their tracks for iJigg users to rate them. Top rated tracks appear on the front page. Users can easily play tracks, share them with friends, embed tracks elsewhere (i.e. Myspace), create playlists and in many cases download them.

(2) Jamendo

Top Indie Music Websites (100% Legal, DRM-free Downloads) jamendoSlightly different in nature but no less of a cool community for indie fans. Hosts over 2500 free to download music albums and provides a bunch of handy additional features, i.e.

  • comprehensive Tag cloud, where each tag functions like dynamic playlist
  • targeted RSS feeds (albums of the months, latest releases, genre specific…)



free indie music Based on the Alexa website popularity stats, seem to fall behind when compared to iJigg and Jamendo. Nonetheless, it’s the only listed service that provides its users with an option to search for free indie tracks that are similar to popular big-name tunes. For instance, searching for ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ brings up all indie tracks that are similar to RHCP tracks.

(4) AmieStreet

indie artists‘…independent music (DRM-free) download website. All songs on AmieStreet start FREE and can rise upto 98 cents depending on how much the community likes it.’

To quickly navigate to those community-admired 98 cents tracks, just jump to the category of your choice and switch to “Buzzing-All Time” view. On the other hand, switching to the ‘latest’ view will bring all those yet to-be-rated tracks which for the time being can be downloaded for free.

Related topics: Digital Rights Management, Indie Music.

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  1. Bob
    July 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    My Record Label is pretty cool. They're making mad changes! They're turning it around now. This is or will be the site to be on. my 2 cents anyway.

  2. Eman
    February 9, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I prefer they have an awesome media player, cover awesome bands that you probably won't hear anywhere else (as well as some more popular bands too) and they have really well done videos. I think they are pretty new though because it seems like they could update more.

  3. russ
    January 17, 2009 at 11:23 am is a good site for idie artist too

  4. gavster
    November 15, 2008 at 11:38 am

    The site is a great site for free music downloads and some paid for tracks from indie artists.

  5. Jeff
    July 28, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Here is a really great indie music site.

    • Jim
      August 15, 2008 at 11:42 am

      As a musician for 40 years, and a writer for newspapers and for Web sites, I find several of the mentioned sites very good. You may also want to try Indie Update.

  6. Jeff
    July 28, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Try it's really cool and totally free.

  7. Aibek
    September 14, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks for the link, I will check it out shortly.

  8. Lindsay
    September 14, 2007 at 3:57 am

    I like a new site featuring many Indie bands, free downloads, feature interviews and more. Really intelligent reviews, too.

  9. Aibek
    June 16, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Thanks. You got lots of cool apps over there.

  10. Jadam Kahn
    June 16, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    I have a massive directory of Music 2.0 sites including lots of indie stores with DRM free downloads -

  11. Aibek
    June 11, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    same here... I was quite confused myself. I thought indie was some kind of style

  12. t d
    June 11, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I have no idea the number of times I've got confused between Indie Music and Indie Rock...
    Nice list of sites.

    • brittany
      October 15, 2007 at 10:44 am

      if you are so confused just read it ya big dumbass!