Fine it is time for me to finally go away and join the online and mobile music revolution with my mobile disc player. Fine. Well, it isn’t so much new, nor my machine, but as I go through the seas of choices on how to get music, listen to it and buy tracks online, I’m more willing to get my feet damp and suit up for the dip. But I’m a little more practical than that. So in the past couple of weeks I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what’s best for my lifestyle, my wallet and my machine.
When I first checked all music services, it looked like things worked much better with a broadband internet connection (and many services appear to point that out from the get go). My CD Walkman loves me so much, the time has come for me to lose my old online link. I found myself working to my benefit because the cable provider gave me a lot of high speed and also gave me a discount on my current cable television bills.
I had to decide now what I wanted to get out of online music experience, at a proper pace I was “connected” After an intense melodious quest of soul, I realised that one thing which separates me from that perpetually hip is probably the kind of music that I was seeking.
The man who is sitting next to me has an iPod of 60 GB, and he’s almost done. That’s more than 7,000 albums. I don’t know I’d live long enough for so many songs to pay attention. I had simpler needs. From 2 Christmas I’d still be in the box for an MP3 player, and even more than 500 songs were promised. That’s perfect for me, at least in the short term.
Then, what was my brand new interest in online music looking for? Must I have been listening to music on my PC, my car or maybe my MP3 player? All 3, in fact. Have I been on my PC and have I been paying attention to the radio? Naturally, again. Would I like to exchange music in a peer-to-peer environment with other people online? Hey, that guy frightened us a little, and I wanted to make me feel dirt when opening my files to strangers, so I put him in hold.
To know more : Check Music Company to promote songs.
My next stop was to decide just how much I would be “music online” I checked hundreds of resources and websites, but reduced the sight of myself to three of the most important guys (provided by Real Networks).
I had previously obtained AOL and then, in addition to the month fee of their ISPs, I signed up for their Music Now product for $8.99/month. I could download songs, hear them off-line and burn them to CD or maybe pass them to my MP3 player for a fee for each track. This seemed to be the norm in most programmes. The Music Now carries on from the original AOL Music Net, which I always liked a lot better, because it operated locally and even the brand new web-based Music Now takes a lot longer. AOL also provides iTunes partner, meaning you can be on AOL, but iTunes will start and you’ll be in the iTunes application after that. It’s a mess. If I’d like to transfer my downloaded songs into my MP3 player, of course, if I’d just like to make them a CD, I’ll be paying for the monthly fee of $14.95. For me, that’s too much cash. I normally buy a month or two of a CD, and compared to this internet service, it will be cheaper. To be able to also use this item, don’t mention that you have to be a current AOL member (more money per month). AOL Music Now I’m transferring.
On iTunes. On to iTunes. All right, so no charge is available for iTunes every month. Love it. Love it. And I can buy 99 cents per track of songs. Also, love it. Wait, however. I don’t have an iPod, and iTunes has its own MP4 tracks. My, oh. Oh, oh! Possibly the cheapest iPod out of there are around 99 bucks, and that’s not the product I’m going to pick. I love mine’s MP3 player. If I’ve got an iPod already, that would be the way I’m going, but Apple is really restrictive, and I hate to be bound to a single vendor, format and player. The way you can discuss the songs on your home network is also limited. Though I own the album, I feel like I’m just watching what I’m doing. Good bye big brother. Good bye big brother.
True Networks’ Rhapsody Music Service. And they are the least costly, so much. 9.99$ a month, with more than 1.3 million songs being granted unrestricted access. In case I want to burn up to upload or CD to my MP3, I must pay the additional 99 cents charge, but that is the industrial norm to pay musicians, and the fee is 5 $ lower per month than AOL. The songs and mp3 format I share or pass from my home network with my other computers. The songs are supported more broadly. I might listen to live radio on my personal computer, but I love Rhapsody Music Service independence. So the music is mine, I’m not watched.
Now that I understand how to get music, I have decided to enter the brand new world of portable music with Rhapsody Music Service. While I have an older male on today’s favorites, I have burned a number of CDs for my car and transmitted the same songs to my small antiquated MP3 player for all those long weekend holidays.
I must now start to look for my VCR for an alternative. From the top to the top!