Free and Legal Entertainment
Music, Videos and More
Trying to stay up-to-date on the availability of music and video resources online and otherwise is pretty much impossible. The list of websites and resources below is just a jumping-off point. Remember, Google (or insert your favorite search engine name here) is your friend. Looking for something? Search the Web for it, it's probably out there! Whatever you do, always try to be a "legal eagle." The RIAA and/or the MPAA may be watching. Seriously.
UNT takes a hard stance against the illegal sharing of copyright protected material, for more information please read UNT's Approach to Addressing Copyright Infringement.
The RIAA has set up this page containing "some of the more popular legal online music sources" to help you access music online legally.
ResNet and the dorms
- The University of North Texas has partnered with Apogee in order to provide Residential Network (ResNet) service. You can view Apogee’s end user agreement athttps://www.myresnet.com/pdf/eua.pdf . EDUCAUSE has created a page that provides resources for legal campus downloading. Some of the sites they list for legal music downloads are also listed below. You can:
- Buy Music -- For example:
- Purchase music subscriptions from places such as:
- Listen to music online:
- Get music for free:
On the Internet
Many websites offer a combination of music and videos for sale and, at times, free.
- iTunes, for example, offers music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts. Additionally, iTunes U -- "Free lectures from top institutions."
- Besides providing music and videos - for sale and for free --AOL Music has an "Online Radio" area that offers Free Internet Radio Stations.
- Yahoo! Music has been the "go to" place for listening to music online for a long time. It continues to offer free access to Internet radio, music videos, artist interviews, and lots more.
- MTV has all kinds of free music, videos, and music videos. About.com gives you the scoop on how to Watch Free Music Videos From MTV and more.
- Also available from About.com, A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Sites for Free Movie Downloads .
- VH1 has a site with a similar look and feel of the MTV website.
- Magnatune -- offers "independent music to listen, download or license."
- A great source of free music and videos on campus is the University of North Texas Libraries. Specifically, the Media Library and the Music Library. Also worth noting is the Media Library's Film Series. More sources for movies, both on-campus and for download can be found at the Libraries'Online Media page. You can read more about the UNT Libraries and all their assets here .
- The University Program Council ( UPC) hosts movies and events, most of them free. Check out the campus calendar (you can filter for the type of events you are interested in).
Address your questions about this page to:
Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
Director - Academic Computing Technical Services
UNT UIT - Academic Computing and User Services
Sage Hall 338C