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    Where does everyone buy their online music from?

    Hi,

    I've not bought much electronic music as I dont think the iTunes prices are cheap enough not to have a physical CD so i've only got the odd track here and there.

    However, now I have Slingbox too and it wont play iTunes purchased music I was wondering whether there were any other sites which have a good range of music like iTunes and good prices.

    Thanks

    Ian

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    I buy most downloads from eMusic.com. They do not have any major labels, only indys. Awesome selection of jazz, blues, world, classical, and indy rock. Weird pricing model, where you pay $15 per month for 60 downloads (or $20 for 90, I think). All files are unprotected MP3 and will play on iPod or anywhere.

    Saw a newspaper article that Amazon is launching an MP3 store with no protection issues (the reason our Apple iTunes downloads won't play through Squeezebox).

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    Magnatune, good source of FLAC encoded (plus MP3 etc.) music

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    Where does everyone buy their online music from?

    Quoting djlackey5 (djlackey5.2qwfsn1179693601 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com):

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    > I buy most downloads from eMusic.com. They do not have any major
    > labels, only indys. Awesome selection of jazz, blues, world,
    > classical, and indy rock. Weird pricing model, where you pay $15 per
    > month for 60 downloads (or $20 for 90, I think). All files are
    > unprotected MP3 and will play on iPod or anywhere.


    Seconded, I've used eMusic for a long time, have their top tier of
    service, and still run out of downloads every month. As long as you
    aren't interested in flavor of the week corporate rock, eMusic is
    great. They also have an outstanding jazz selection.

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    Emusic.com and DJDownload.com here...

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies.

    I looked at eMusic the other week and they didn't really have any music I liked.

    Interesting that Amazon are going to do one - it would be good if it was as big as iTunes but without the DRM problems and at reasonable prices.

    Thanks

    Ian

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    eMusic here. I have been using eMusic ever since they charged $9.99 for unlimited downloads of 128kbps MP3.

    They are charging monthly fees for limited downloads, but the encoding is now 192kbps VBR.

    If your musical taste is non mainstream, eMusic can be a trasure trough.
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    You do need hours of spare time for emusic, so you can listen to all the artists you've never heard of. It isn't really compatible with having children!

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    I buy my music online. Typically Amazon. First I listen to samples then I have them send me the CD. Having bought digitally in the past leads to disappointment. You don't have the CD liner, lyrics, or hardcopy to encode any way you like.

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    I have been using iTunes for the past couple of months, as ú100 vouchers are available for ú25 to ú30 (so a ú7.99 album costs just under ú2.00) - pity they are only 128kbps at the moment (EMI labels should be 256kbps and no DRM).

    I can play my iTunes downloads via my SB3 after conversion.

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