So last week I talked about Freegal, which is a system that some libraries subscribe to that allows patrons to download free and legal MP3s (usually 3/week). More info here.
I suggest you go right now and check your local library website. If they have Freegal, you can get yourself some music! If not, then you could check other city libraries that you may be able to get a card to (like if you're in a suburb, try the big city). If they also don't offer it, then move along; this post will be pretty dull to you.
I was actually just going to post that you can finally look up songs by genre on Freegal, but I just checked and couldn't get it to work. Again. So below is a list of some popular Christian artists on Freegal. The below is not a comprehensive list, but it gives you a starting point.
I suggest you use "Advanced Search" and search by artist. Asterisks are for my own use, as I'll be checking back to download some more songs from them later. And once you've grabbed some free songs, maybe you can head on over to iTunes or Amazon MP3 and show some love to one of your favorite smaller artists. :)
Skillet - Skillet; Ardent Worship: Skillet; Alien Youth; Hey You, I Love Your Soul; Invincible; The Early Years
Don't Miss: Angels Fall Down; Will You Be There (Falling Down)
Stellar Kart - Everything Is Different Now; A Whole New World EP
Don't Miss: All My Heart; Something Holy; Rescue
*Disciple - Disciple; Southern Hospitality; Horseshoes & Handgrenades
Don't Miss: Still working on it
Fireflight - For Those Who Wait; The Healing of Harms; Unbroken and Unplugged
Don't Miss: Unbreakable; For Those Who Wait
Wavorly - Conquering the Fear of Flight
Don't Miss: Praise and Adore
*Relient K - The First Three Gears; Forget And Not Slow Down; The Bird And the Bee Sides; Let It Snow Baby, Let It Reindeer; Is For Karaoke EP; Is For Karaoke EP Part 2
Don't Miss: Softer To Me; For The Moments I Feel Faint; Forward Motion; Getting Into You
*Subseven - Free To Conquer; Subseven the EP
Don't Miss: Faded Letters; Mayday (from Subseven the EP)
Red (I had to use Advanced Search and look up Artist and Album) - End of Silence; Innocence and Instinct; Until We Have Faces
Don't Miss: Already Over
The Chemistry - The Chemistry
Don't Miss: Still Alive
Nevertheless - Live Like We're Alive; In the Making…
Don't Miss: Live Like We're Alive
Plumb - The Best of Plumb; Plumb; Simply Plumb; candycoatedwaterdrops
Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown; Live; Nothing Is Sound; Stars; Oh! Gravity., The Best Yet
The Fray - The Fray; Heartbeat; Over My Head (Cable Car); Reason; Acoustic in Nashville Bootleg No. 2; How To Save A Life; Live at the Electric Factory (Bootleg No. 2)
Eleventyseven - Galactic Conquest; and the land of fake believe
*House of Heroes - The End Is Not The End; Meets the Beatles EP; The Acoustic End EP; Suburba; The Christmas Class; Lovesick Zombie; The Rebel Jesus
Jars of Clay - A ton of songs
Are any of your other favorite Christian bands on Freegal? Did I miss any songs that you consider "Don't Miss"? Leave a comment!