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Old Jan 1, 2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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Free iTunes 2015

This thread tracks Apple's free giveaway tunes from the iTunes Store for 2015, organized by country. Free tunes are usually available for a week beginning sometime on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Links to the newest free iTunes are usually listed on the right side of the iTunes Store home and Music pages, and on the Free on iTunes page. A Free Song Notifier app (not associated with MacRumors) is available free in the iTunes App Store.

Lists in this thread:
Free iTunes 2015:
  • U.S. - thank you JamesMike

  • U.K. - thank you DingerUK

  • Canada - thank you xxironchefxx

  • Other countries: Want to manage one of these lists? Volunteer to maintain the list for your country by sending me a Private Message.
Separate thread:Legend:
[FS] = Free Single or Free Song
[IS] = Indie Spotlight or Indie Free Download
[LSOTW] = Latino Single of the Week (Descarga Gratis Canción de la Semana)
[MOTW] = Music of the Week (Descarga Gratis Canción de la Semana)
[SOTW] = Single of the Week
[HK | TW | SG]= Hong Kong | Taiwan | Singapore
History:
Free iTunes: 2014 (88 U.S. tunes), 2013 (72 U.S. tunes), 2012 (152 U.S. tunes), 2011 (247 U.S. tunes), 2010 (160 U.S. tunes), 2009 (175 U.S. tunes), 2008 (154 U.S. tunes), 2007 (149 U.S. tunes), 2006 (106 U.S. tunes), 2005 (173 U.S. tunes), 2004 (79 U.S. tunes)

Free iTunes Store TV/Videos/Movies: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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Old Jan 1, 2015, 03:28 PM   #2
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U.S. Free iTunes 2015

32. Tue Jan 27: Nicky Jam - Travesuras - Latin Urban
31. Tue Jan 27: Joey Bada$$ - Big Dusty - Hip Hop
30. Mon Jan 26: Joshua Radin - Beautiful Day - Singer/Songwriter
29. Mon Jan 26: Lifehouse - Hurricane - Pop
28. Mon Jan 26: Kyng - Burn the Serum - Rock
27. Mon Jan 26: All We Are - Feel Safe - Alternative
26. Mon Jan 26: The Districts - 4th and Roebling - Alternative
25. Mon Jan 26: Daktyl - Forgettable - Electronic
24. Mon Jan 26: Johnny Rain - Master of Disguise - R & B
23. Mon Jan 26: SOHN - The Chase - Electronic
22. Mon Jan 26: Brooke Fraser - Kings and Queens - Alternative
21. Mon Jan 26: Penguin Prison - Calling Out - Electronic
20. Mon Jan 26: Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want to Let You Down - Alternative
19. Mon Jan 26: The Babies - Got Old - Alternative
18. Mon Jan 26: Waters - I Feel Everything - Alternative
17. Mon Jan 26: Transmissions - It Has Begun - Rock
16. Sun Jan 25: The Bright Light Social Hour - Infinite Cities - Alternative
15. Sun Jan 25: Tobias Jesso Jr. - How Could You Babe - Alternative (free song link may not work; album isn't out yet; non-free link to same song)
14. Sun Jan 25: Washed Out - It All Feels Right - Alternative
13. Sun Jan 25: Rogue Wave - Eyes - Alternative
12. Sun Jan 25: Purity Ring - Obedear - Electronic
11. Sun Jan 25: THUMPERS - Unkinder (A Tougher Love) - Alternative
10. Sun Jan 25: Hiss Golden Messenger - Brother, Do You Know the Road? - Alternative
9. Sun Jan 25: Asking Alexandria - Break Down the Walls - Rock
8. Sun Jan 25: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - Tired Oak - Alternative
7. Sun Jan 25: Michelle Chamuel - Face the Fire - Pop
6. Sun Jan 25: Machine Head - Now We Die - Rock > Metal
5. Sun Jan 25: Houndmouth - For No One - Singer/Songwriter
4. Sun Jan 25: Jauz - Feel the Volume - Dance
3. Sun Jan 25: Robin Bacior - If It Does - Singer/Songwriter
2. Sun Jan 25: Guster - Simple Machine - Alternative
1. Sun Jan 25: Nude Beach - Been Waiting' - Alternative

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Old Jan 2, 2015, 02:55 PM   #3
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Old Jan 4, 2015, 09:22 PM   #4
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iTunes Canada 2015

Here is the list of free iTunes music (audio & video) for the Canadian store for 2014. Updates occurs on Tuesday every week (usually).
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Old Jan 7, 2015, 04:01 PM   #5
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I don't even see a link for free music in iTunes anymore. Did they move it again and hide it really well, or are they no longer offering weekly free downloads in the US?
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Old Jan 7, 2015, 04:24 PM   #6
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I don't even see a link for free music in iTunes anymore. Did they move it again and hide it really well, or are they no longer offering weekly free downloads in the US?
I hope they put it back tomorrow or Friday so I can post it, but it is not in my iTunes either.
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Old Jan 13, 2015, 01:10 PM   #7
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News story: Apple Quietly Ends Free iTunes 'Single of the Week' Promotion After 11 Years
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Old Jan 13, 2015, 02:18 PM   #9
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Thanks!

Assuming the news reports are correct, it's a good time to thank some deserving forum members.

Thank you to the following forum members who have helped maintain MacRumors free iTunes lists over the years:
adamberti, arogge, betbest1, cbeyond, DingerUK, JamesMike, jules.vincent, kaylee, Knox, koba, krkst28, LostOnTheLine, MaverickKohl, Punicasoft, SandboxGeneral, SilentPanda, xxironchefxx
Thank you to KKKL, minlshaw, and others who have helped us spot other free music giveaways over the years.

When I started the first Free iTunes thread in 2004 I had no idea that the program would last the whole year, much less 11 years. The lists total 1555 songs for the U.S. and plenty more in other countries. It's been a team effort to track them and a pleasure to work with these volunteers.
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All good things must come to an end. Good work all these years!
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Old Jan 14, 2015, 03:42 PM   #11
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End of an era...
Kinda sad.
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Assuming the news reports are correct, it's a good time to thank some deserving forum members.

Thank you to the following forum members who have helped maintain MacRumors free iTunes lists over the years:
adamberti, arogge, betbest1, cbeyond, DingerUK, JamesMike, jules.vincent, kaylee, Knox, koba, krkst28, LostOnTheLine, MaverickKohl, Punicasoft, SandboxGeneral, SilentPanda, xxironchefxx
Thank you to KKKL, minlshaw, and others who have helped us spot other free music giveaways over the years.

When I started the first Free iTunes thread in 2004 I had no idea that the program would last the whole year, much less 11 years. The lists total 1555 songs for the U.S. and plenty more in other countries. It's been a team effort to track them and a pleasure to work with these volunteers.
Great work folks. Much appreciated!
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News story:
Apple Launches 'Free on iTunes' Section With Free TV and Music Downloads
So far the new Free on iTunes section is in only the U.S. iTunes Store.
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