I don’t know of any places that offer ‘unlimited’ downloads for 1 price. E-music is one that was suggested, and although their prices are good, their selection is a little weak, but it depends on what type of music you’re looking for. Personally, I would steer clear of Rhapsody, or Napster or any one of the ‘subscription’ services, because of the DRM issue and complications. Yes, Rhapsody has a couple of plans and it’s one monthly fee, and you do get ‘access’ to tons of music with their channels, but you don’t own it. You’re only ‘renting’ it. As long as you pay, they will play. If you stop, you walk away with nothing, unless you pay an additional per song fee to ‘own’ it.
Why don’t you rip your own music from CD’s? I’m sure you must have some, and maybe some friends will loan you theirs. Also, if you don’t know, most libraries loan out media as well as books. This includes CD’s and DVD’s. Depending on where you live and the community system, this can be a veritable gold mine for free music. All it takes is a little library card. And it’s free too.
I’m lucky where I live that there is a county system with several branches and a city system, also with several branches. With 2 free library cards I can go to 10 + different libraries all within 15 miles of my house and peruse each one’s collection and borrow up to 20 at a time for up to 3 weeks without renewing.
They have all different genres, so finding something you like is not usually a problem. I’ve found close to a 100 so far to add to my collection. All it cost me was the gas to get there. And I usually waited until I was in the neighborhood anyway to stop and didn’t make that many special trips. I even rode my bike to a couple, so the ones I got there were absolutely FREE.