One of the things that is rarely mentioned
in all the blah, blah about downloading
is that there is a lot of music online
that is absolutely free and 100% legal...
The leading source, of course,
is Archive. org
"This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download."
another great place, of course, is YouTube
... so far anyway. Just go to the music page,
type in the style you want to hear, or the artist and see what comes up. No matter what you're into, there are some amazing surprises...
But you might want to go sooner than later-
the DMCA police never sleep.