SXSW is an annual music and arts festival that takes place in Austin Texas. For the past 8 years the festival has released songs by the groups featured at the event. These songs can be downloaded in bulk from the unofficial SXSW torrent site at – http://www.sxswtorrent.com/
This year’s collection alone includes 1,219 files totaling 7.52GB. Over all there is over 35GB of free music available, one of the largest collections of free music on the net. I particularly like that there are so many unknown artists in these collections. So there’s a good chance to discover some new favorites you haven’t heard before. It’s a lot of music to sort through to find the jems. I like to make a playlist of the years collection, and while listening, use the rating system in itunes to mark the keepers.