We cord cutters love saving money. We also love getting all of the content we want – including music. That's why we've put together this list of the best free music streaming services. We're covering on-demand services as well as radio-like services that can replace those music channels that you used to get with cable. Did we leave out a favorite service of yours? Let us know in the comments!

Google Play Music

Google Play Music

Google Play Music has a free tier to their service, and it allows you to listen to curated radio stations. You can also upload a limited amount of your own music and play it back on any device. Not bad for a free option!

iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio

iHeartRadio is the dedicated streaming service from iHeartMedia, which you may know by its former name: Clear Channel. These guys own more radio stations than anyone else in the United States, and they have a huge streaming service to match. You can listen to live streams of radio stations from around the country on this service. They'll even help you pick one out based on your musical preferences.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is your source for everything in the public domain – including music. That means classical recordings, live concerts from bands with open taping policies, and more. This is a particularly nice option for fans of the Grateful Dead, as Deadheads maintain a really impressive catalog of live shows in the archive.

Pandora

Pandora

Pandora has earned a loyal following by curating custom radios stations based on user input. They offer a free, ad-supported version, and that's really all you'll need (yes, it has ads, but so does regular old radio). If you really hate the ads, you can always upgrade to their $4.99/month ad-free option.

Pluto TV

Pluto TV

Pluto TV made our list of the best free video streaming services. It makes this list, too, thanks to its solid selection of music channels. Pluto TV replicates the music channels you used to get with cable, and that makes it a particularly nice fit for us cord cutters. They're sorted by genre, of course, and will include some ads.

Slacker Radio

Slacker Radio

Slacker's curated online radio stations can be accessed for free, though you'll have to deal with ads. Slacker has a ton of stations – more than 300 at last count – and you can customize them or start a station off with a given artist as you can with Pandora.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud

SoundCloud offers music track-by-track, and users can upload their own work. It's a great place to discover new music, and major artists often upload tracks of their own, too. They have a cool “trending music” section that helps you discover the most-listened to tracks. Think of it like social media for songs.

Spotify

Spotify

Spotify has a premium version, of course, but it's really a pretty robust option even if you don't pay for it. You'll have to deal with ads and limited functionality, but Spotify is still a great option for us cheapskates. The content library is massive, and the quality is great.

YouTube

Youtube

YouTube is a great free video streaming service, of course, but it's also a fantastic source for free streaming music. Modern music is available through artist YouTube channels (often run by Vevo, the music video company that dominates the list of most-subscribed YouTube channels). Plus, there are always a ton of user-uploaded rips of albums. If you're willing to pay, you get get all of this ad-free through YouTube Red for $10/month. That fee also includes a subscription to Google Play Music.