Free the Beats

Free the Beats is an effort to compile and release Sydney-based “bedroom artists”; that is, up-and-coming music producers who are DIY and small-scale. Many probably still are making tunes from their bedrooms. If you like chilled, funky, jazzy, glitchy electronica then check out – and download for free – the three compilations to date. There are some very cool tracks in there.

Free music from Puniz

Spotted via Lifehacker:

The web is littered with music — given away for free, embeded in videos, and so on. Puniz indexes publicly accessible music and lets you grab the source tune.

You can search music by the song, artist or keyword as well as variations and closely related searches — a search for the song “Safety Dance”, for example, returns the original song as well as remixes and covers of it.

Click on a song to listen to it online or download it as an FLV, MP4 or 3GP file. The service doesn’t have any playlist functionality, but since you can download the songs directly and the mix them into playlists in your preferred music application this isn’t much of an issue. Puniz is free and requires no registration.