Perhaps the best way to surf internet is to surf it while listening to music. Listening music not only relaxes you, but it also helps in keeping yourself focused. All my developer friends know how hard it is to develop without any music. But at times while searching for sites to listen music, we end up entering a compromised site or the one which has pirated content. To listen music safely and legally too, I have listed 5+ Best Sites to Listen Music Online.
It is basically a complete entertainment site by ‘Network18′. Beside all other stuffs like, watching videos, reading reviews/gossips, playing games, you can also listen to songs. It has pretty good collection of songs from all over the world and it is one of those few sites offering songs both in Indian languages and English, but this collection seems a meager compilation when compared to other popular Music sites.
Music streaming is quite fast too. Finding your favorite song in this site is not at all a problem , as this site offers numerous ways of searching it. [Link]
This site offers all Hindi, Tamil and Punjabi songs. They have not left out a even a single song in any genre of ‘Hindi’ and ‘Tamil’ and have a pretty impressive collection. Site layout is quite simple and tracks are categorized based on Artist, Movie, Album, Genre, Year.
One can also have his/her personalized playlists, which can be created by becoming its member. With its ‘F-like’ and Twitter integration you can also share your favorite songs on Facebook and Twitter.
USP of ‘Saavn.com’ lies in its extremely simple user interface, Ultra large songs collection, Lightening fast music streaming, NO monthly subscription fee and NO ads too. You can access ‘Saavn’ through your mobile too with its Android App [Link] and iPhone App [Link]
3. Last Fm
This site provides a unique fusion of music and social networking. ‘Last.fm’ keeps track on whatever you are listening and based on your listening pattern, recommends you more music that you may like. If you are not from USA or UK then you would need to pay $3.00 per month subscription fee, after 50 tracks free trial.
This site offers songs in almost all Indian languages. And they do have a great collection, but its player takes a while to load, although music streaming is quite fast. With almost all social networks integration, you can share your favorite track on any of the popular social networking sites.
Besides streaming music,
- You can download music from ‘Raaga.com’.
- Listen to its live radio (in 4 Indian Languages).
- Communicate with other music lovers on Raaga in the ‘Lounge’.
- Listen to Genre specific channels.
- Send musical e-greetings to your closed ones.
If you are a music lover and have a taste for some local bands too, then MySpace is the best place to find them. Apart from all songs of different genres by popular artists, MySpace has also become a promotional platform for local artists and bands who offer samples of their performances on their profile pages.
Using its social networking feature, you can also jump from one band to other and find your favorite song.
With an impressive collection of over 15 million songs and 35+ million active users, this site has created a bang among all music sites. In this site, users can search and find music by song, artist, album, browsing friends’ recent activity, and even through other users’ playlists.
Groove shark also offers radio stations based on different genres. Although standard accounts are free but you can opt for their ads free version- Grooveshark Plus @ $6 a month or $60 a year. [Link]
AndROID App [Link]
iPhone App only available for Jailbroken devices via Cydia.