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Where do you download your mp3's from?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Boycie, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Boycie
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    Just curious!

    Just stumbled across this site which seems pretty good, cheap and legal!
     
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  2. westernkings

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    iTunes and iTunes only. I never used too, but now, given that it's always open anyway, it is so easy to just type a song you hear in and double click, bam you have it. Which, actually, given I have 2567 items all of them paid for could be a little bit expensive. All of them "it's only 79p" add up.
     
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  3. Simonvm

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    Are you sure it's legal?
    There's some artists on there that played on some of our gigs and I'm sure they wouldn't sell their tracks for 15 cents :)

    I could always ask :)

    Personally, I'm buying most stuff on vinyl, if the price is right :)
     
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  4. Boycie
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    it did cross my mind, although stumbled across this, which i guess is genuine.

    This is from their own site:
    Legal Info
    All trade marks, trade names, company names, slogans, logos, and any other copyright items which can be seen on the Iomoio.com Site pages in various contexts are the property of their respective owners. The availability over the Internet of the Iomoio.com materials is authorized by the license # 43/17M-09 of the Rightholders Federation for Collective Copyright Management of Works Used Interactively (NP "FAIR") issued for Preluna Group LTD. All these materials are solely for personal use. Any further distribution, resale or broadcasting is prohibited.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Amazon and Napster, though I'd be open to downloading from iTunes.

    I doubt the site you linked is legal in the US and UK... they are a Russian site, and have an agreement with Russia.
     
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  6. ThomasMc

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    I just use spotify these days.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Just found this:

    Q: Is your web site legal?
    A: Yes, the availability over the Internet of the Iomoio.com materials is authorized by the license # 43/17M-10 of the Rightholders Federation for Collective Copyright Management of Works Used Interactively (NP "FAIR") issued for Preluna Group LTD. All these materials are solely for personal use. Any further distribution, resale or broadcasting is prohibited.

    Q: If your web site is legal, how can you sell music for £0.10/track compared to iTunes £0.63/track?
    A: Our company and licensing authority is located outside U.S. area and we do not have to follow $0.99/track minimum regulations.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    I could put that on a Web site too... but it wouldn't make it true.

    Ultimately, you will have to make the decision for yourself as to whether you believe them or not (and accept the consequences if you are wrong - note their liability limit on their site). But typically, something that is too good to be true usually IS too good to be true.
     
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    Normally Amazon, or Play.com - never really used iTunes store
     
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    Zune Pass is pretty good value.
     
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    Asked one of the artists on there, he's totally unaware of this site "selling" his music.
    They're just cashing in on other peoples' work ::rolleyes:
     
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    Amazon and play for me. I do shop around though as I still quite often find that physical cd's sent to me by post cheaper than their mp3 counterparts.
     
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  13. UncleBeard

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    Amazon, 7Digital and TescoEntertainment.

    7Digital vault would allow me re-download anything I have ever downloaded - but I have never needed this facility.

    With Amazon you have to make sure that you back up what you bought as soon as it finishes coming in.

    Tesco and Amazon also insist on you using their own Download manager; and IMO this is another plus for 7Digital - they let you download everything as Zip files if you want, but they do have a DL manager you can use if you wish.
     
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  14. Trogdor

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    Call me old fashioned, but I prefer to just buy the CD. It is usually only about a pound more on Amazon and you get all the music in its uncompressed glory, all the cover art, liner notes etc. Then I can rip it to put it on my MP3 player at the sample rate of my choosing (or even lossless). In addition, you get all the undiscovered album track goodness. When I have downloaded the odd MP3 it has been via Amazon.
     
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  15. Sparky
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    I'm the same, old school! :biggrin
     
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  16. BosonJosh

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    I prefer CDs, too, but the limited local availability of CDs these days has me buying more music from iTunes and Amazon. There was another Russian site like the one in the OP a few years ago and it was determined that the site did not legally have a license to sell the music. I would be very wary of buying music from that site; in fact, I like to support the artists that make the music, so I wouldn't buy from the site linked in the OP.
     

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