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    KombuchaCHIC Shadiyah's Avatar
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    Where Do You Get Cheap mp3's?

    I'm trying to download music for my new ipod and I'm having a hard time finding a good source. There is one place that I'm trying, but it won't accept my payment. Do any of you have any cheap music source suggestions?

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    Itunes store? (torrent) Itunes Store?


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    I've had someone give me a torrent suggestion before, but those kind of confuse me. I'm looking for website suggestions. I tried GoMusicNow, but that's the one that won't accept my payment. Grrr.

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    I've gotten mp3s from gomusicnow.com for quite a few years now. Pretty sure it's a Russian site, but I've never got any nasty critters or my card compromised.


    Edit: oops, didn't see your earlier post. I think I've gotten music from Borders.com at reasonable prices too.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    That's the site I'm trying to use! I've tried paying three times without success. Durnit.

    I'll try Borders, and see what they're like. Thanks!

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    I usually get my tracks from Amazon- they are generally 89 or 99 cents a track or 6 or 7 dollars for an entire album.

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    If you have the CDs, just rip 'em

    I use CDex.

    Lots of settings to muck with, but I recommend simply setting the bit rate at 192 (I believe the default is 128). The other settings can be left alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmt074 View Post
    I usually get my tracks from Amazon- they are generally 89 or 99 cents a track or 6 or 7 dollars for an entire album.
    holy crap...I been getting mine for like a dime a pop.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Thanks, I'll look there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    If you have the CDs, just rip 'em

    I use CDex.

    Lots of settings to muck with, but I recommend simply setting the bit rate at 192 (I believe the default is 128). The other settings can be left alone.
    I've got some cds, but I'm mostly looking for new music to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    If you have the CDs, just rip 'em

    I use CDex.

    Lots of settings to muck with, but I recommend simply setting the bit rate at 192 (I believe the default is 128). The other settings can be left alone.
    CDs? Dood ur old.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    holy crap...I been getting mine for like a dime a pop.
    How was I to know she was with the Russians, too?

    A dime?!...sure, that's legal

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    All of my couple thousand MP3s are ripped from CDs I own, so no help here.

    I've seen "albums" on Amazon that are a hundred or more songs for seven to ten bucks. It's classical music, though, so not "new" in the least.

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    Some artists offer free digital downloads.

    General Fuzz is one of my favorites.
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    emusic.com has a lot of good stuff.

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    Trent Reznor released Nine Inch Nails' "Ghosts I-IV" for free online(if you register
    at relatively spam-free nin.com.)

    It's about 2 hours of instrumental tracks that I would describe as rythmic techno-ambient,
    pretty different from anything previously released.

    http://ghosts.nin.com/main/order_options

    Just select "free download" and follow the directions.

    I hope you like it!

    EDIT: oops, it's only Ghosts I thats free. Still worth a listen though.
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    I usually download MP3s from Amazon.com.
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    http://amiestreet.com/

    from cheap to free - not necessarily well known artists, but I have gotten some excellent music there

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    I used to use allofmp3.com. It was the best MP3 site evar!!!! It was also Russian. Sadly, they weren't paying the artist royalties (escaping the law by being outside of U.S.) and ended up getting shut down.

    I don't have any good sites any more.


    If you are listening on your computer (and not transferring to MP3 player or similar), then try Pandora or Yahoo Music (Like Pandora but cost about $30/year and has no listening limits).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
    I'm trying to download music for my new ipod and I'm having a hard time finding a good source. There is one place that I'm trying, but it won't accept my payment. Do any of you have any cheap music source suggestions?
    What's cheap? a buck a song is purty cheap, and can be had at Amazon or iTunes or eMusic

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    CDs? Dood ur old.
    I remember when dirt was new...

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    eMusic is great, http://www.emusic.com/promo/25free7d...MIAFFSID=%2ca1.
    Its only 14 bucks a month and you get 30 songs, there are better packages, buts that all i need. Plus, you get one free song, of their choice, every day, they're ususally really good new artists. eMusic sometims doesnt have the big names, Like Micheal Jackson, but they have plenty. Finding and downloading is easy. Once you have downloaded a song you can download it as many times as you want at no extra cost, on any computer.

    Oh, and you dont have to deal with the proprietary headache of iTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex View Post
    What's cheap? a buck a song is purty cheap, and can be had at Amazon or iTunes or eMusic
    wow, gomusicnow.com has gone up to 15 cents a song...freakin inflation!
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    So I tried sending money today and it worked! Thanks for all the suggestions, I'm going to check out all the other resources as well.

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    do any sites provide FLAC or other lossless codecs?

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