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Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

I scrolled around emusic - and found their selection leaving alot to be desired.  I decided that Amazon is a good place for a buck a song - I can pay that for something that I want to listen to. 

 

 

But even with Amazon - I'm finding songs that I can't seem to find.  i.e. I want the song Rhiannon from Fleetwood Mac - and I can't find the LP version and I don't want the live versions. 

 

What are other sources for purchase of mp3 tracks - with good selection - I'm not all that interested in monthly subscription service download programs like I-tunes.

 

If anybody knows some other resources with good selection of mp3's ( including current popular artists ) please let me know.

 

Thanks

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,127
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

Just a suggestion, try your local library. Some have thousands of CD's that you can borrow and roll 'yer own. And it's a LOT cheaper than .99 per song. Smiley Wink
SanDisk User
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎01-17-2009

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

I'll look into that.  Not sure if my library is very up on music though.

 

I found a sight

http://mp3onlinedownloads.name/

 

Has anybody used these guys?

 

 

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-27-2008

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

It's on iTunes (I know you said you're not interested, but a monthly subscription isn't required, and soon all their music will be DRM-free if you can wait), on the album "Fleetwood Mac".
SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-27-2008

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

I checked out the site you linked to. The shaky grammar in a few places makes me think it isn't a US-based site, so the legality of their service is probably questionable at best, if that matters to you.
SanDisk User
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Registered: ‎01-17-2009

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???


gwk1967 wrote:
It's on iTunes (I know you said you're not interested, but a monthly subscription isn't required, and soon all their music will be DRM-free if you can wait), on the album "Fleetwood Mac".

 

I don't quite follow when you say Sub is not required - and I don't know what DRM free is?

 

When I click on the song at itunes.com - it goes to a the itunes download page?

 

Are you saying that you can purchase an MP3 like Amazon today - or they are introducing that feature at some point in the planned future?  I'm in no hurry - and can wait a while if something's coming down the pipes.  I used to have Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits album a while back - but haven't a clue where it went over the years.

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-27-2008

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

You said "I'm not all that interested in monthly subscription service download programs like I-tunes." That's not what iTunes is. There's no monthly fee. You can buy albums or individual tracks, with no obligation to ever pay another cent. And yes, that's the way it works now.

 

"DRM" is code embedded in a file that prevents you from using digital media in ways the creator doesn't want you to. "DRM-free" means it doesn't have that.

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Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

Amazon.com has DRM-free MP3s for as low 79 cents a song.  Some albums are as little as five bucks.
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Registered: ‎12-25-2008

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

Rhapsody is amazing
SanDisk Professor
Posts: 434
Registered: ‎04-24-2008

Re: Where to buy music at .99 cents per song???

mp3onlinedownloads.name is in the Ukraine. It looks like its just a cover for mp3fiesta.com - if you click on anything to the point of downloading, they want you to sign up for mp3fiesta. Mp3fiesta a well-known pirate site - basically you pay someone for illegal copies of music. And I have no idea who you have to hand your credit card number to in this process! The artists don't get paid. It can be a convenient way to get illegal music, if you don't want to just pirate it yourself.

 

There are three major sites that sell legal MP3s - Amazon, mp3.rhapsody.com, and napster.com. They all offer the same bitrate (256kbps), which isn't too bad. Amazon usually has better prices. You'll definitely find your Fleetwood Mac at one of those.

 

iTunes doesn't sell MP3s; they sell a different file format that the Sansas unfortunately don't support. Their DRM makes it so their music only plays on iPods (or in iTunes), but they're in the process of eliminating that. Songs without DRM are labelled "iTunes Plus". You would have to convert it to MP3 yourself (you might lose a little quality in this process, but it probably isn't going to be noticeable).