News that fans can name their own price for Radiohead's new album (In Rainbows) has sent the online music community into a frenzy of speculation. Is a musical utopia of free downloads just around the corner?
Perhaps the future is already here: the Internet is brimming with free, legal music downloads that you can get your hands on right now, as we find out...
Surf around and you'll find plenty of bands, artists and record labels who quite regularly offer free tracks on their official websites. Start your online adventures with this merry bunch: Sigur Rós, Super Furry Animals, Kate Nash (pictured), Metallica, Sub Pop Records, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Hold Steady, Yo La Tengo, Babyshambles.
Don't have time to trawl the Net? Then visit one of these sites for a regular round-up of freebies: