Amazon.com offers a couple thousand free music downloads. You can download one or two songs from CDs in about twenty categories covering just about all music tastes. The files are in MP3 format and are free of any digital rights management so you can burn them to CD or copy them to your portable MP3 player.
How to get the free offer:
Visit Amazon.com Free Music Downloads and select the free music downloads that interest you. You can browse the genre list or use the top downloads list. The most popular download list is updated every six hours hours based on the music files being downloaded from Amazon.com.
The free music downloads are available to anyone worldwide. There is no registration required.
Who is making the offer?:
Amazon.com is making the free music downloads available as a way to get people to purchase CDs.. They make one or two songs from a CD available for download and present the CD for sale when you go to the download page for the songs.
How much effort is required to request the offer?:
Amazon.com makes it very easy to download the free music files, but you need to select one song at a time. Since there is no registration required, it couldn't be much easier.
What are the risks in requesting the offer?:
There are really no risks involed with the Amazon.com free music downloads. All the files are legal downloads and you don't need to provide any personal information to access them.
Need a portable MP3 player to go with those MP3 files?:
I don't know of any free portable MP3 players, but you can find some very good prices here.