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    Hey,

    I want to keep everything legal here and don't want this thread getting locked so let's stay within the law. :p:

    I want to download a couple of albums and quite a lot of individual songs; where's the best place for this? I've heard people suggest Amazon and iTunes, but I've never tried anything so which ones are the best for:
    Price (most important!)
    Download speed
    Range of music
    etc.?

    Thanks!
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    If I ever download music legally it would be from iTunes just because that's what I use to play my music.
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    People actually download LEGAL music these days? Shocking.
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    I don't, I buy CDs.
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    (Original post by Spongebob*No*Pants)
    People actually download LEGAL music these days? Shocking.
    No, I will be though :ninja:

    And CDs are great if you like most of the songs, but I want individual tracks mainly.
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    Spotify.
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    (Original post by Ekpyrotic)
    Spotify.
    But I want to be able to listen on mobiles, iPods, the PS3, etc.
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    i tunes ..just cuz ..i do
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    Before Spotify, I used iTunes. That's because I have an iPod though...
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    How much do iTunes charge per album/track or does it vary a lot?
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    I use Amazon because I have a completely irrational hatred of itunes :p:
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    limewire
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    I don't think the songs I bought off itunes work on my mobile, because of DRM. They only work on itunes and ipods.
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    I use Spotify.

    But hey, you won't see this unless you stop ignoring me
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    I pay for music if I listen to it, and think I'll listen to it again.

    When I do, from Amazon. Because it's cheaper than iTunes, and has never used DRM - always a good thing.
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    (Original post by Svenjamin)
    I don't think the songs I bought off itunes work on my mobile, because of DRM. They only work on itunes and ipods.
    What format are they in?
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    legal. Sorry no idea.

    I think downloading from youtube is legal but i only do that for odd songs.
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    (Original post by TheTallOne)
    I use Spotify.

    But hey, you won't see this unless you stop ignoring me
    Ahh but that's just listening, not really having it for yourself as a file.

    And nope, I can still view your posts.
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    1) play.com - has the cheapest songs most of the times
    2) amazon.co.uk - 2nd cheapest songs in my opinion


    Both have good sound quality/ reasonable bitrate. I did have a bit of a problem with downloading songs from amazon at first but that was because I didn't read the method properly.
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    I can say that Amazon is probably better than iTunes for price and no music lock. but the variety they have is frankly S*** compared to iTunes
 
 
 
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