Using Google To Find Free Music Downloads
Why use iTunes to find MP3 and other music files to fdownload when you can simply find them on Google? Tech-Recipes has published some Google tips which put some fun into searching for music download files. Such files covered in the Google searches are MP3s, WMAs, and OGGs.
By using a simple search string on Google, you can find songs ready to download from public MP3 directories. People leave music files in unprotected directories all of the time. Here’s how to get to them :
We all need music. If you properly query Google, you can find open indexes of music files easily. Here are some hints to get you started.
Google: -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” mp3
Using this string we are using the “index of” and the inurl commands to attempt to isolate directories only. The mp3 tag on the end tells google to look for mp3s in these open directories. You can change this to wma or ogg if you wish.
You can add additional search criteria to focus your search more.
Google: -inurl:htm -inurl:html intitle:”index of” mp3 “pearl jam”
This command will find open directories with mp3 files with Pearl Jam. Obviously you can change the band name or file type to better define your search.