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  1. #1
    Damon Riley
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    Hi!

    This is not a technical question. The convenience of the Squeezebox has
    revived my interest in music in a way that a 5-disc CD player never
    did. I want to go out and find new and old music to fill my server.

    My question is, where do you like to shop for downloadable music? I've
    had some luck with emusic.com but they don't always have the music I want.

    Every place I've seen makes you "join" and then pay a monthly fee. I
    think this bites, because not every site has every song, and because
    most are quite vague up front about what restrictions they are using to
    cripple your Fair Use.

    So, I don't want to start an argument about which site is best, I just
    want to know what you use and why you like it.

    For my part, I like eMusic because they have some oldies I wanted
    (Creedence, Kinks, Booker T & the MGs) and some newer stuff, like
    Bonepony. They do charge a monthy fee, which I dislike, but they are
    completely DRM free and their download manager is available for Linux.

    So, where do you shop & why?

    -- Damon
    = -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -=
    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by
    smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who
    really mean it. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  2. #2
    Jeffrey Gordon
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    I have not really found the download sites to be that great, rather
    expensive for what you get. The quality is sub par compared to a CD yet
    cost almost as much.. Yeah you can buy just the songs you want from a CD
    and not the whole CD, but I like buying the whole CD cause I get to hear
    songs that are NOT on the radio.

    Also buying the CD, I can rip it to any format I want (usually FLAC) and
    then store the CD as a backup for WHEN my harddrive dies. Actually I
    have recently mad DVD backups of the FLAC files, but never hurts to have
    extra backups. The DVDs are kept at the office.

    Damon Riley wrote:

    > Hi!
    >
    > This is not a technical question. The convenience of the Squeezebox
    > has revived my interest in music in a way that a 5-disc CD player
    > never did. I want to go out and find new and old music to fill my
    > server.
    >
    > My question is, where do you like to shop for downloadable music?
    > I've had some luck with emusic.com but they don't always have the
    > music I want.
    >
    > Every place I've seen makes you "join" and then pay a monthly fee. I
    > think this bites, because not every site has every song, and because
    > most are quite vague up front about what restrictions they are using
    > to cripple your Fair Use.
    >
    > So, I don't want to start an argument about which site is best, I just
    > want to know what you use and why you like it.
    >
    > For my part, I like eMusic because they have some oldies I wanted
    > (Creedence, Kinks, Booker T & the MGs) and some newer stuff, like
    > Bonepony. They do charge a monthy fee, which I dislike, but they are
    > completely DRM free and their download manager is available for Linux.
    >
    > So, where do you shop & why?
    >
    > -- Damon
    > = -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -=
    > Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by
    > smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who
    > really mean it. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)
    >

  3. #3
    Kevin O. Lepard
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    >My question is, where do you like to shop for downloadable music?

    I generally prefer to buy physical CDs. I get an uncompressed
    physical backup that I can store and once you remove the disk from
    the jewel case it doesn't take up much space in a binder.

    I have used the iTunes Music Store, which I have found
    well-organized, easy to use, and should be legal.

    I've looked at allofmp3.com, but it's based in Russia as I understand
    it and I am somewhat uncertain of their legal status so have never
    used them. However, they do offer both MP3 and FLAC downloads.
    Having FLACs to download is a real plus in my mind.

    Kevin
    --
    Kevin O. Lepard
    kolepard (AT) charter (DOT) net

    Happiness is being 100% Microsoft free.

  4. #4
    Jack Coates
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    > Hi!
    ....
    > For my part, I like eMusic because they have some oldies I wanted
    > (Creedence, Kinks, Booker T & the MGs) and some newer stuff, like
    > Bonepony. They do charge a monthy fee, which I dislike, but they are
    > completely DRM free and their download manager is available for Linux.
    >
    > So, where do you shop & why?
    >
    > -- Damon


    Not sure if this helps, but I just use emusic for downloads. It's been
    good exposure to music that I wouldn't have heard enough to recognize
    otherwise, and I've picked up some new favorite albums from it (currently
    I'm enjoying Yo La Tengo quite a bit).

    I also trade my CDs in at a local used record shop and buy new ones from
    them about once or twice a year; this is usually how I fill in stuff that
    I used to own in another media (like Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull). One of
    these days the RIAA will probably try to throw me in jail for this... I
    just hope they let me bring a copy of Johnny Cash's "Live at Folsom
    Prison".

    There's also a bit of Amazon CD purchasing going on, but not a lot -- I
    prefer to support the used record store, which provides employment for
    another musician I like a lot (Barbara Manning). You can get her albums on
    emusic too

    --
    Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific Venture...
    "Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if everyone thought for
    themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA

  5. #5
    Robert Wallace
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    I started seriously shopping the used CD stores. It appears that many
    people rip their CDs then sell them - imagine that!

    I've found a lot of excellent titles in the bins.

    Robert

    Damon Riley wrote:

    > Hi!
    >
    > This is not a technical question. The convenience of the Squeezebox
    > has revived my interest in music in a way that a 5-disc CD player
    > never did. I want to go out and find new and old music to fill my
    > server.
    >
    > My question is, where do you like to shop for downloadable music?
    > I've had some luck with emusic.com but they don't always have the
    > music I want.
    >
    > Every place I've seen makes you "join" and then pay a monthly fee. I
    > think this bites, because not every site has every song, and because
    > most are quite vague up front about what restrictions they are using
    > to cripple your Fair Use.
    >
    > So, I don't want to start an argument about which site is best, I just
    > want to know what you use and why you like it.
    >
    > For my part, I like eMusic because they have some oldies I wanted
    > (Creedence, Kinks, Booker T & the MGs) and some newer stuff, like
    > Bonepony. They do charge a monthy fee, which I dislike, but they are
    > completely DRM free and their download manager is available for Linux.
    >
    > So, where do you shop & why?
    >
    > -- Damon
    > = -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -=
    > Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by
    > smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who
    > really mean it. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)
    >

  6. #6
    Matthew Wright
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    In the UK, there is a new-ish magazine called Rip & Burn which has a lot of
    information about download sites, reviews of new music available for download,
    and freebie downloads to try. I've not downloaded too much stuff, but it might
    be worth a look if you're interested.

  7. #7
    Daryle A. Tilroe
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    Damon Riley wrote:

    > My question is, where do you like to shop for downloadable music? I've
    > had some luck with emusic.com but they don't always have the music I want.


    I don't download. I sometimes buy, sometimes borrow, and
    sometimes take CDs out from the library and rip them all to
    FLACs. Friends and the library are basically legit here in
    Canada assuming you have paid the copyright fee on CDR/Ws.
    While I am not actually burning a copy to CD I have paid for
    many copies while buy CDR/Ws for data purposes. Anyhow I figure
    since I have to break out the Brasso half the time to polish
    them up to ripablity I am actually doing a public service.

    --
    Daryle A. Tilroe

  8. #8
    Yan Tran
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    What I do is I find an internet radio station that streams mp3s with
    music I like and I store the stream to mp3 files on my computer.


    On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 08:04:05 -0500, Damon Riley
    <damonriley (AT) alumni (DOT) umass.edu> wrote:
    > Hi!
    >
    > This is not a technical question. The convenience of the Squeezebox has
    > revived my interest in music in a way that a 5-disc CD player never
    > did. I want to go out and find new and old music to fill my server.
    >
    > My question is, where do you like to shop for downloadable music? I've
    > had some luck with emusic.com but they don't always have the music I want.
    >
    > Every place I've seen makes you "join" and then pay a monthly fee. I
    > think this bites, because not every site has every song, and because
    > most are quite vague up front about what restrictions they are using to
    > cripple your Fair Use.
    >
    > So, I don't want to start an argument about which site is best, I just
    > want to know what you use and why you like it.
    >
    > For my part, I like eMusic because they have some oldies I wanted
    > (Creedence, Kinks, Booker T & the MGs) and some newer stuff, like
    > Bonepony. They do charge a monthy fee, which I dislike, but they are
    > completely DRM free and their download manager is available for Linux.
    >
    > So, where do you shop & why?
    >
    > -- Damon
    > = -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -=
    > Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by
    > smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who
    > really mean it. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)
    >

  9. #9
    Roy Owen
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    That works for ShoutCast streams but not for Live365.


    On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 11:33:58 -0500, Yan Tran <yantran (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
    > What I do is I find an internet radio station that streams mp3s with
    > music I like and I store the stream to mp3 files on my computer.
    >
    > On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 08:04:05 -0500, Damon Riley
    > <damonriley (AT) alumni (DOT) umass.edu> wrote:
    > > Hi!
    > >
    > > This is not a technical question. The convenience of the Squeezebox has
    > > revived my interest in music in a way that a 5-disc CD player never
    > > did. I want to go out and find new and old music to fill my server.
    > >
    > > My question is, where do you like to shop for downloadable music? I've
    > > had some luck with emusic.com but they don't always have the music I want.
    > >
    > > Every place I've seen makes you "join" and then pay a monthly fee. I
    > > think this bites, because not every site has every song, and because
    > > most are quite vague up front about what restrictions they are using to
    > > cripple your Fair Use.
    > >
    > > So, I don't want to start an argument about which site is best, I just
    > > want to know what you use and why you like it.
    > >
    > > For my part, I like eMusic because they have some oldies I wanted
    > > (Creedence, Kinks, Booker T & the MGs) and some newer stuff, like
    > > Bonepony. They do charge a monthy fee, which I dislike, but they are
    > > completely DRM free and their download manager is available for Linux.
    > >
    > > So, where do you shop & why?
    > >
    > > -- Damon
    > > = -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -= -=
    > > Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by
    > > smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who
    > > really mean it. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)
    > >

  10. #10
    Robin Bowes
    Guest

    Where are you finding music for your SB?

    Jason wrote:
    > You can stream the output from SoftSqueeze or Winamp to a .wav file, it is
    > stored on your computer but it's not like the music is terribly good quality
    > and you would have to go in and edit the .wav file to cut it into separate
    > tracks, create ID3V2 tags, etc.
    >
    > Live365.com would be a good place to start for looking at streaming mp3
    > stations.


    I have used Total Recorder to record a stream from the BBC website -
    there was a play on Radio 4 I thought my Dad would like so I recorded
    it, burnt it to CD and gave it to him for a Christmas present.

    Tight? Me?

    R.
    --
    http://robinbowes.com

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