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Free & Almost Free eMusic Samplers

It’s easy to get stuck in a musical rut. The amount of new music that’s released, at this point, on a daily basis can feel overwhelming, and the deluge can cause you to run panicked to old favorites instead of looking for something new. That’s where we come in. We’ve assembled this page of samplers — all of them free — as a way to help you find your next favorite band without burning through your precious balance or making you spend hour after hour digging through the stacks. Just grab a bunch, load them on to your music player of choice, and let the discovery begin.

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  1. Avatar ImageDT1on August 19, 2012 at 9:06 am said:
    Just when you're ready to quit the site because of constant technical glitches, raised prices and the stupid 10-minute album-only rule, eMusic does something like this: a ton of free music, all in one place. Well done. Thank you.
    • Avatar ImageRusty_Rancheroon September 8, 2012 at 1:46 am said:
      Amen to that S T U P I D 10-minute album-only rule. That policy needs to be reexamined.
    • Avatar Imagehalo_maron November 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:
      What is the 10 minute album only rule? I never noticed it.
      • Avatar Imagealphatrollon August 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm said:
        Hear, hear! If this thing just isn't affecting me then great [for me], but but if there's something I should be able to do but can't for some dumb reason I haven't heard about, then that needs to be remedied.
    • Avatar ImageDave66rhon December 3, 2012 at 12:19 am said:
      You can get the same sampler downloads plus many more for Free from Amazon as well. eMusic isn't doing anything special. Those damn technical glitches just cost me my remaining balance and I'm still pissed that I can't re-download my previous purchases, iTunes allows you to. This service used to be great, but I think I've had it...
      • Avatar Imagedeannabon August 22, 2015 at 4:54 am said:
        all you have to do is send them a message about technical glitches costing your balance and they'll replace it. i've had to do it a couple of timess, and they've been really great about it
  2. Avatar ImageDJZEDon August 30, 2012 at 7:32 pm said:
    i love emusic, i have been with this place even when it had the crappy redone songs by old artists, but they have constantly stepped up and sure prices have changed the site has changed and things have changed but they are still the cheapest and the best and work great with artists i am a DJ i use this place EVERYDAY!!! thank you emusic!!!!
  3. Avatar ImageEMUSIC-027835E0on August 30, 2012 at 10:38 pm said:
    I really truly love eMusic and have recommended it to several friends. As if discounted favorite albums weren't enough for me, free music is just one more reason to love this site!! Thank you!!! Can't wait to discover some new favorites with these samplers!!!
  4. Avatar ImageEMUSIC-02A62A4Con August 31, 2012 at 3:11 am said:
    Raised prices? They are less than any other site! And sure there is a glitch here and there but emusic will pay you the money you lost. I would only compain about the lack of certain metal bands, but since i get such a discount on all the rest i don't really complain much. BTW This whole free music thing is great! Gotta love Emusic service!
  5. Avatar ImageBeanobooon August 31, 2012 at 10:10 am said:
    Thanks guys. I just downloaded them all. Keep giving me freebees and I'll keep buying stuff.
  6. Avatar Imagetyrone1970on August 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:
    After reading the comments below I felt inspired to express my appreciation for Emusic to Emusic. My only complaint though I wish my balance would rollover though.
    • Avatar ImageHopeinGod145on September 9, 2012 at 7:27 am said:
      So do I. It is only rollover if it less the .49 cents.
    • Avatar Imagebutterflieson September 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm said:
      I agree! I too wish for rollovers. some months I am busy and I don't download anything and I loose my balance - that said emusics prices are still better than itunes or amazon so I always check here first and I love the occasional freebies like this that allow me to try out new artists.
      • Avatar Imagejacklanternon September 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:
        I have lost my balance several times, including last month, when I am really busy and forget completely to downloads the songs. And to make it worse, the date keeps changing instead of a fixed date to renew. I really wish the balance would rollover fully, at least for a month or two.
        • Avatar ImageEMUSIC-01CED5C3on November 7, 2014 at 10:12 am said:
          My story is just the same as yours (down to missing last month). I've been on the fence for quitting the site for months now.
    • Avatar ImagepDaleCon November 13, 2014 at 10:59 am said:
      Complain to customer service, and you might be surprised at what happens! (You shouldn't freakin' have to ask, though!) Trust me on this.
    • Avatar Imagealphatrollon August 13, 2015 at 6:06 pm said:
      HUGE AGREE! I've lost more than one month's worth of credit just because I was busy doing other things for a while. DEAR EMUSIC: I'D REALLY LIKE YOU GUYS BETTER IF YOU DIDN'T STEAL MY MONEY WHEN I DON'T USE IT QUICKLY ENOUGH. And y'know, I'd guess pDaleC is probably right, it's generally easy to get CS to refund your credits if something goes wrong. but the whole process is so crazy cumbersome it's almost as if it wasn't there. And yes, you shouldn't have to ask.
    • Avatar Imagedeannabon August 22, 2015 at 4:56 am said:
      hear hear! i'm not fond of the balance not rolling over either, but i guess if you have a plan that's more than the basic $6.49 it will
    • Avatar Imagedavehion March 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm said:
      Call them and they will give you a one month roll over. Plus you can put your account on hold if you wish.
  7. Avatar ImageEMUSIC-02078419on September 1, 2012 at 9:17 am said:
    Thank you for these free music Samplers - nice idea, i use this place EVERYDAY!!! thank you emusic!!!!
  8. Avatar ImageJimmy.the.Shayon September 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm said:
    Thanks for sharing a clean link to all the free downloads eMusic. Nicely done. Something new to chew on for the long weekend.
  9. Avatar ImageEMUSIC-02B566D9on September 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm said:
    I love eMusic! DRM-Free!
  10. Avatar ImageEMUSIC-02B9AA04on September 2, 2012 at 1:39 am said:
    I love this site i can find my favorite music and listen to it and jam to my own tunes thanks emusic.
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