Legal MP3 downloads
If you love your MP3 collection, this post is for you.
For a while now, I’ve been hooked on Rhapsody for almost all of my music needs. For my monthly subscription fee, I can download any music I want to my MP3 player or phone. The only catch is that I have to keep paying the subscription fee.
Amazon recently started selling MP3 which are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) meaning you own them and can play them on anything that can play MP3s, or burn them to CDs. You can listen to 30-second clips of the songs before you buy them too.
Most songs are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents. The top 100 best-selling songs are usually 89 cents. Most albums are priced from $5.99 to $9.99. The top 100 best-selling albums are usually $8.99 or less.
Every song on Amazon MP3 is encoded at 256 kilobits per second. In the past, I’ve encoded my MP3s at half that rate and that quality is fine. Chances are, I’ll end up re-encoding my downloads from Amazon at a lower rate so I can fit more on my MP3 player.
My first purchase was the new Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album, Raising Sand. I’ve been totally legal with my software and music for many years now and I really love how cheap and easy it is to buy and download legit music!