Music

Music

There are more legal online music services in the UK than any other country in the world, making it easy for UK music fans to listen to their favourite songs at home or on the go.

Whether you are looking to download a song or album to keep, pay a monthly subscription to an ‘all you can hear’ service, or stream songs for free there is an online music service to suit you. Explore below.

Want to tell us about a genuine site?  We aim to have the most complete and up-to-date list of genuine sites, so if you spot something we’ve missed, please drop us a line using Twitter. Remember that we’ll only list sites that offer content legally (and we don’t cover artists who distribute directly to the public or any sort of user-generated content).

Download-to-own/Buy-to-keep

7digital

Download tracks, albums and videos. Locker storage service available for purchased tracks.

Amazing Tunes

Free on-demand streaming service featuring the best new and emerging artists. Download free tracks and buy music direct from artists.

Amazon

Music download and streaming service.

Apple Music

Music and video download store and streaming service.

ArtistXite

Curated download service with locker storage for purchased tracks. Multiple downloads in various formats. Extensive database with reviews, album credits and artist information.

Beatport

Specialist electronic and dance download store.

Bleep

Online store selling downloads, CDs, vinyl and merchandise from some of the world’s finest independent labels and suppliers.

Boomkat

Dedicated independent download store.

Classics Online

Subscription-based streaming and download service.

eMusic

Subscription service for downloading music and audiobooks.

Google Play

Download, stream and store music.

HDTracks

High definition music downloads.

HIGHRESAUDIO

HIGHRESAUDIO is a high-resolution music download service. Offering only High-resolution 24bit-Studio Masters in FLAC, ALAC, DXD and DSD format.

HMV Digital

Download service for music and audiobooks.

iTunes

Music download service.

Jamster

Download store for music, ringtones and other mobile content.

Juno

Dance Music download service.

Mobile Chilli

Download store for music, music video and ringtone to mobile.

Music for Life

Download service owned by TalkTalk and powered by eMusic.

Onkyo Music

High-res music download service.

Presto Classical

Download store for classical music.

Sainsbury’s

Music download service.

Technics

High resolution music download service.

The Classical Shop

Music download service offering multiple audio formats including MP3, Lossless, Surround Sound and Studio 24/96.

Track It Down

Download service for dance and electronica music.

Traxsource

Download service for underground house and electronic downloads.

Tunetribe

Music download service.

Volumeye

Music download service.

Streaming

Amazing Tunes

Free on-demand streaming service featuring the best new and emerging artists. Download free tracks and buy music direct from artists.

Amazon

Music download and streaming service.

Apple Music

Music and video download store and streaming service.

BT Vision

Digital TV subscription with ability to stream music content on-demand.

Classics Online

Subscription-based streaming and download service.

Deezer

Tiered streaming service offering music for free or for a monthly subscription fee.

Google Play

Download, stream and store music.

Jango

Custom internet radio station, driven by artist selection.

MixRadio

Personalised radio music streaming service.

MTV

Streaming service for promos, live performances and TV shows.

MTV Trax

MTV music streaming app.

Musicovery

Streaming and recommendation service based around similar acts and mood. Offers click-through purchasing from iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Muzu

Free music video streaming service.

MySpace

Free online streaming from artist profile pages.

Napster

Subscription service.

Naxos Music Library

The Naxos Music Library is an online resource streaming more than 1,000,000 tracks of Classical, Jazz, Rock, Nostalgia and World music. Other features include composer and artist biographies, ABRSM playlists and tools for music education.

O2 Tracks

Music and video download store and streaming service.

Psonar

Pay-per-play streaming service.

Qobuz

High-definition music streaming subscription service.

Spotify

Free on-demand streaming service and ad-free premium subscription service also available on mobile.

TIDAL

High definition music streaming and music video service.

Vevo

Free, premium music video platform available online and for mobile devices.

Vidzone

Free VOD (video on demand) service for PlayStation 3 owners.

Virgin Media Music

Cable TV subscription with on-demand video content.

Yahoo Music

Free online radio and streaming and music videos. Offers click-through track purchasing to iTunes and Amazon MP3.

YouTube

Free on-demand video streaming with click-through track purchasing from iTunes.

Cloud

7digital

Download tracks, albums and videos. Locker storage service available for purchased tracks.

ArtistXite

Curated download service with locker storage for purchased tracks. Multiple downloads in various formats. Extensive database with reviews, album credits and artist information.

Google Play

Download, stream and store music.

Xbox Music

On-demand music and video streaming – for Xbox and portable players.

Social Media Service

Jango

Custom internet radio station, driven by artist selection.

Musicovery

Streaming and recommendation service based around similar acts and mood. Offers click-through purchasing from iTunes and Amazon MP3.