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best LEGAL place to download mp3?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Hate, 4 Feb 2006.

  1. Hate

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    since i dont actually own a cd player outside my car (and even thats mp3 too!) I want to know the best place to download mp3s legally that

    1) aren't DRM crippled and
    2) aren't extortionate prices and
    3) isn't iTunes (linux laptop)

    I listen to rock and metal mainly and although i get the CDs of some of the more obscure bands, I want to get stuff on mp3 ideally...
     
  2. Jotun

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,606

    Location: Liverpool

    Are you happy to pay? Or are you just looking for places which let you download music that bands have allowed?

    Probabaly a good place to look is a bands website... Often they put their few best tracks up as mp3s for download
     
  3. Hate

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    no, i want to pay

    not to keen on the legal grey area that is the russian mp3 places either
     
  4. Grrrrr

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,693

    Location: Various

    I'm not a rock person but for electronic music the best places are either the record label website for tracks you're after or a genre specific download site. You'll have to do you own research for rock/metal specific sites though

    :)
     
  5. Grrrrr

    Soldato

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    Being a mod must be so tedious :p

    Every other thread in music and films has that link posted and everytime it gets deleted...
     
  6. daz

    Capodecina

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  7. Le Samourai

    Wise Guy

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    Noticed that site mentioned in the latest MacUser - all about music sites and what to look out for.

    I currently subscribe to eMusic (used the free 100 downloads from Winamp) and have stuck with them. I think it's independent labels though, so it's a bit hit and miss if you're looking for something in particular.

    eMusic here

    There's also Jamendo for Creative Commons licensed music.

    Some more Creative Commons here.
     
  8. Hate

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    half the stuff on wippit that i want is wma >_<
     
  9. Reidy

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2006

    Posts: 173

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    legal?!?!?!?!
    haha

    itunes
     
  10. Mattus

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    Location: London


    The DRM is the difficult bit. Until these companies realise that consumers simply aren't happy to pay for music which is riddled with DRM, it will be hard to find legal downloads without it.