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    What are the best music download sites?

    I'm old and not wise in the ways of finding the most music for my buck.



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    iTunes....



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Amazon.com, not everything on Itunes is DRM free.



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by bstegs View Post
    Amazon.com, not everything on Itunes is DRM free.
    If you have CD-RWs and a couple of extra minutes you can get around this little "problem"


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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    If you have CD-RWs and a couple of extra minutes you can get around this little "problem"
    Unless its been changed you also will lose all your mp3 tags when you burn a bunch of random music to a CD

    I'm pretty sure if the CD contains a single complete album iTunes is able to recover the tags



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    The cd solution is time consuming and also results in a loss of audio quality as you convert from aac to wav (cd audio) and back to mp3. Amazon doesn't have as pretty of a store, but their albums are cheaper.



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    If you're into indie music, Emusic can't be beat.

    DRM free and cheap.


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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    A word of caution, a friends daughter was using Ares to downloand illegal music. She got a note from the Feds stating she would need to pay $6000 for the 75 songs she had downloaded.

    Her father, a lawyer, contacted a friend to fight the case. He was told to pay the $6000 and be happy it wasn't more and that there was no way to fight and win.

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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader View Post
    Unless its been changed you also will lose all your mp3 tags when you burn a bunch of random music to a CD

    I'm pretty sure if the CD contains a single complete album iTunes is able to recover the tags
    Quote Originally Posted by bstegs View Post
    The cd solution is time consuming and also results in a loss of audio quality as you convert from aac to wav (cd audio) and back to mp3. Amazon doesn't have as pretty of a store, but their albums are cheaper.
    Not if you first burn your iTunes music as an audio CD and then re-rip them as MP3s.

    And I created an entire "Guitar Hero" album in that fashion - it doesn't sound any worse than the original iTunes files.


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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGuy33 View Post
    A word of caution, a friends daughter was using Ares to downloand illegal music. She got a note from the Feds stating she would need to pay $6000 for the 75 songs she had downloaded.

    Her father, a lawyer, contacted a friend to fight the case. He was told to pay the $6000 and be happy it wasn't more and that there was no way to fight and win.

    Since then I have stopped using Ares.
    They really want her to pay $80 per song? That's the real crime.



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    I have iTunes cause I use my iPhone as my iPod too. I saw zune has $14.95 a month for unlimited music that seems like a great deal



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Thanks guys - will check out itunes and zune for sure. Wasn't real impressed with emusic's catalog but there WAS lots of new music I'd not heard before.



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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    They really want her to pay $80 per song? That's the real crime.
    I believe that was the settlement price, if she went to court it was well over 10G's


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    My name is John Doe and I am addicted to illegal downloads on LimeWire...about 3000 songs worth. I would be F'd if I was caught.


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    Re: What are the best music download sites?

    Quote Originally Posted by bstegs View Post
    Amazon.com, not everything on Itunes is DRM free.
    ditto. I like the Amazon store. I don't download from itunes at all anymore.



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