Tumblr’s music upload limit of 10mbs a day is simply not enough for those that only use Tumblr to post their music. So an external hosting site is the solution/alternative that Tumblr actually gives you.
This list of sites that externally host audio mp3 files to stream through Tumblr must display the URL with mp3 extension on it to be played by Tumblr’s own music player/widget, so don’t expect to find sites like Grooveshark that only allows you create a music playlist (even hosting your own audio) but not displaying the individual URL for each hosted file. Remember, you just need to grab the URL, you don’t need to download any music file.
Music Hosting Sites for Tumblr.
- BeeMP3: Is the most popular audio hosting site for Tumblr users. Even though it doesn’t actually store music files, it has so many songs in their database that you can certainly search for any famous song and find it there.
- Other sites: Any other site that lets you host files can be a potential source to get an mp3 url and then stream it on Tumblr. Most of them are not free though and once you exceed the bandwith transmission your account gets suspended.
In a few words, the list with all Tumblr Music Widgets works much better since it simple does the same that Tumblr audio player, and you can create endless playlists. Check them out.