Mark showed me this website a few days ago and since then I haven't gotten off of it! It's called
Basically, local bands from all over America put their music up for free download! Let me show you how it works.
The home page of the website looks like this! You can explore their top lists OR you can search bands that are related to your interests.
It brings up a screen that has a bunch of albums under "FOR FANS OF LORDE" you can scroll horizontally through this list, there are tons of artists. I avoided any covers though because I wanted to listen to new music. So I picked Mideau!
Then it takes you to the bands page that looks like this:
Before you download their songs, you can listen to them first by just clicking on the songs. I circled this in purple below.
Then, if you decide you like the music, you can proceed to download it. Above the album cover on the left there is the DOWNLOAD MUSIC button. Click it.
Then this will pop up! Just stick your email and zipcode in there. I have been using this site for a few days and it hasn't sent me any thing else besides the music I requested but you can use a junk email account if you are worried.
It will immediately send you an email that looks like this. Click DOWNLOAD NOW.
It takes you back to noisetrade.com with a pop up that looks like this. Click DOWNLOAD NOW, obviously.
Then it will download into a zip file! Just unzip it and you can add it to iTunes!
Local artists are the way to go. Their music is just better! The possibilities are endless with this site and you will get many hipster points by using it. Isn't that what life is all about?