How can you break through as an aspiring musician? Well-known science fiction author Cory Doctorow once said that the greatest threat to an artist in the 21st century is obscurity, not piracy - which is why he makes all of books available online for free.
Jamendo allows thousands of musicians to get known by offering their music to you for free noncommercial use under a Creative Commons license. Popular musicians on Jamendo have signed record deals, and others realise an income from donations and from companies who license their music for commercial use. (Jamendo's main shareholder is also MusicMatic, a major supplier of instore music for retail chains...).
So, if you're looking for some great music, download the Autumn Acoustic playlist above and prepare to be blown away. There's lots more good music to be found, and ten streaming genre "radios" to help you find new artists, and of course there's an iPad app. Enjoy!