Month: December 2018

A Legal Way to Get Free MP3 Music

This article is important because it tells music lovers how to get free and legal MP3 music. In addition it tells composers and musicians how to get their music published, listened to, critiqued and rated. Nothing quite like this has ever been available before and one of the most exciting things is that the music will be distributed to thousands and thousands of listeners all over the world. And it is all free.

The composers and musicians write and play their compositions onto a new kind of website where music lovers choose the genre of music they wish to listen to, and then choose the artist they want to hear. Then they rate the music as to the entertainment value they feel the music deserves. Each month the artist in each venue with the highest approval rating wins a competition. One of the best things is that after a listener has previewed three songs he or she is entitled to download the song of his choice for free.

What an opportunity for new performer and composers looking for a way to get their music published and listened too. And what an opportunity this represents for music listeners to discover new talent. You can believe that this music is music you have never heard. Some of it you will love, and some of it you will hate, but you have the opportunity to let the people that put the music together know how you feel about their output.

The big record labels really don’t want you to know about this opportunity to perform and listen, but they will be watching the performers who rate high, and it would not be a surprise if some of those performers don’t start actually showing up on the big labels themselves. It is hard to know how big this concept will grow to be, but it is off to an exciting start.

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Legal Music Downloads

The music industry has been saying the same thing for several years now: peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks are exponentially distributing pirated music across the world through the Internet, and this constitutes a copyright infringement. In English, this means that the fact that I downloaded a Tori Amos track through Kazaa yesterday and am listening to it right now makes me a criminal. So far, so good. Quite true as well.

But the real problem is not that people do not want to pay for music. Often I sample new music off the Internet before buying the CDs. Chances are that if I like most of the album, I’m going to buy it. On the surface this is what radio stations do when they play music. The difference, however, is that it has become insanely easy for me to acquire almost-as-good-as-original quality mp3s of any track that I want to listen to, and even if I don’t pay a dime, no one is there to catch me.

The principle of accountability has vanished. When one sees that there are two ways to acquire the same product, but by sacrificing a ‘little’ bit of quality you can get it for free without being penalized for it, what would most rational people do? P2P networks have made finding music off the Internet ridiculously easy, and most of us tend to ‘forget’ our social responsibility when it comes to such ‘trivial’ matters. To contribute to this, copy-protection techniques used on CDs by major production houses are always a step behind the latest cracking algorithms, and steps taken to prevent ‘ripping’ of CDs and DVDs have proven fruitless so far.

Enter music downloads of the legal kind. Disregarding the small number of ‘free’ legal music available for promotional purposes, more and more artists and labels have begun to provide a pay-per-download music service. In essence, you can purchase individual tracks or complete albums through a secure online transaction and then download your ‘purchase’ and, with variable limits to personal use, pretty much do whatever you want to do with it (Several providers digitally encode the files to prevent them from being played on other computers, or to be burned onto CD-Rs)
This is both a move to encourage free-riders such as me to start acquiring ‘legal’ music and an economic adjustment to the digital music revolution. Developing technologies are changing the way people perceive and use music. The advent of iPod and other mp3 players has meant that more and more people are becoming accustomed to carrying around their complete music collections with the latest players offering space for around 10,000 songs. This holds frightening possibilities for record companies. There is a very real concern within the industry that the CD format is fast going out of style, and as technology evolves, consumer demands for the best ‘medium’ will change as well. Till a few years ago audio CDs offered unparalleled music quality, a factor record companies used to encourage people to ‘buy instead of steal (download)’. However, today’s high-quality digital formats mean that audio quality is comparable, and in some cases equal to, CDs. Some experts are even starting to predict that within a decade CDs will become history as digital music will evolve to a point where we will be have access to our entire music collection (hopefully paid for) wherever we want it: in our car, at work, anywhere in the house, even on the beach. Matched with promises (and the reality) of audio quality, this is a serious threat to traditional business.

Thus, providing legal music online is a means of the industry trying to position itself to take advantage of the rising trend of portable music collections. A quick glance across major online music stores tells us exactly so. While offering free-riders affordable music (allowing them to purchase only the tracks they like instead of forcing them to buy the complete album) to ensure that they do not turn to music piracy, sites like eMusic and Apple’s iTunes are backing the new trend. iTunes, Apple’s online music store, has the added distinction of being supported by perhaps the best mp3 player in the business, the iPod. In this combination, Apple has found a very secure marketing brand and ensured that it takes full advantage of this cross between technology and music.

Legal music downloads appear to be the perfect answer to stopping music piracy, at least the downloading kind. Therefore there is no surprise when one sees major record labels pushing to expand such services. However, recent developments tend to make us question what the overall agenda really is. After a period of consolidation of the digital music market in the last two years, albums available for download online are being priced higher than they would normally be in retail stores. It used to be that you could download a song for $0.99 and a complete album for $9.99, but now stores are setting higher prices, with tracks going for $1.50 or even $2.49 and $11.50 albums being sold for $12.50 and $13.00 online. What is going on?
In positioning themselves to take advantage of changing market forces, the music industry has also hit upon another major factor in determining sales: consumer behavior. Legal music downloads offer people like me the comfort of never having to waste time in retail stores looking for my favorite track from high-school days or wondering when the latest album of Nickelback would hit the shelves. Instead, all the hassles are removed with everything easily searchable, previewable and downloadable from the comfort of my computer chair (and this baby is very, very, comfortable). Consumers may not be usually rational, but they are always looking to save the effort when it comes to making any sort of purchases. Online stores (or is it the major recording labels? Who knows…) are now cashing into this very aspect of human psychology and are beginning to charge extra for a service they are portraying now as a privilege. Having already consolidated their core target market, the time has now come to increase revenues.

Would this drive people back towards music piracy? Highly unlikely. People are not evil, or criminal, by nature. Appeals to their better nature usually work, and that is the strategy adopted by agencies like the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) who are actively involved in putting a stop to illegal music sharing. Media campaigns encouraging music lovers to pay a dollar or two for tracks instead of ‘committing a crime’ by downloading them for free are actually working as slowly but surely, more and more people flock to online music stores. And with existing customers sticking to this more ‘comfortable’ way of buying music, the industry is finally starting to win back ground it lost due to music piracy.

Music From Radios to MP3 Players

What is an MP3 player? Lets take a stroll down memory lane. The typical portable tube radio of the fifties was about the size and weight of a lunchbox. By the late 50s the “transistor” radio could fit in a pocket and weighed half a pound or less and was powered by standard flashlight batteries or a single compact 9-volt battery. Prior to that time most radio was enjoyed in the home and music wasn’t very portable.

At this time music was recorded on records. In the late 1940s the reel-to-reel format for recording music was commercially developed. Eventually simpler reel-to-reel recorders were made available for home use. These recorders remained popular through the 1970s because of the superior quality of open reel recordings. Eight-track magnetic tape sound recording technology became popular in the mid-1960s. Most of us baby-boomers had 8-track players and tons of those huge cartridges. The cassette recorder was introduced in 1963. These cassette decks soon came into widespread use and were the preferred music source for the automobile. Like the 8-track cartridges, they were relatively insensitive to vehicle motion, had reduced tape flutter, and had the obvious advantages of smaller physical size and fast forward/rewind capability. With our transistor radios and cassette players, we could take our music with us everywhere. Just when we thought we had the best, the compact disc (also known as the CD) was made available in October 1982, and remains the standard playback medium for commercial audio recordings to the present day.

But the story doesn’t end there. In the late 1990s the utilization of digital media that shrinks down the size of music files so you can store more in a small amount of space brought about the first MP3 players. People could carry hundreds or even thousands of songs in their pockets. The popularity of these incredibly small devices rose rapidly. While Apple did not invent the MP3 player, they developed the iPod line which soon dominated the market. Today, numerous manufacturers like Creative, SanDisk, Panasonic, Sony, and others produce a wide variety of players.

These small devices come in many sizes and capacities. Their uses are almost unlimited. You can download music from CDs, radios, or the internet. You can then listen to this music with ear phones (or pods), on speakers from a dock, or even or your car radio with the right accessory. It is possible to use your TV as a display screen for menus and playback information. You can also download movies and pictures to watch when and where you want. Some have the capability to record and playback messages. Another amazing advantage is that you can store you music in one place and various MP3 players in the home can access the collection.

Tips for Adding Personal Music to Your iPhone

Consumers all over the world have embraced Apple’s iPhone. Since this innovative mobile device contains storage space for songs, many use it as a media player. Using a built-in interface, songs can be purchased from iTunes and added to the device.

However, some people make their own songs or buy them on CD. There is a slightly different process for adding these files to your iPhone. Also, some music fans with different types of MP3 players may be in the habit of acquiring songs as MP3 downloads. Let’s look at how these files can be added to your iPhone.

Adding Your Own MP3 Files to Your iTunes Library

If you have MP3 downloads on your computer already, it is fairly easy to incorporate them into your iTunes library. From there, you can sync them to your iPhone for mobile enjoyment. To do this, simply go to the “File” tab and look for the option called “Add to Library.”

Windows-based computers will have separate options for adding a file or an entire folder. Once you’ve attached your iPhone to your computer via USB, you will be able to copy the files to your phone by arranging them into a playlist. Also, you can sync your entire library to your phone.

Adding MP3 Files from CD

If you have songs on CD, you will need to rip them to your computer first. It is easy to import them into iTunes if you save them in MP3 format. Once you’ve ripped the CD onto your computer, you can import them using the same technique that works for your other MP3 downloads.

Simply locate the file on your computer and use the “Add to Library” feature to prepare it for syncing. Much like the process involved in adding the existing MP3s from your computer, simply drag and drop the folder or playlist containing the songs onto your iPhone’s icon on the left hand side of the iTunes interface. This will load the songs onto your iPhone.

Few smartphones have energized consumers in the same way as Apple’s iPhone. With countless mobile applications with plenty of advanced features, fans can accomplish lots of tasks with the device. Listening to music on the go is one of the top features of popular smartphones. Take advantage of these tips to load your phone with all of your favorite songs. Doing so just might make your old MP3 player obsolete.

Music Web Sites

Let us examine these requirements for a successful music download. You can also download music tracks of your choice and save on your phone. Apple also brands iPod in conjunction with iTunes, its music web site where iPod users can purchase and download songs for less than $1 a piece.

But where do we stand in the eyes of the law, if we decide to download music. You could download your favorite videos and music tracks from the internet and play them on your phone. Most latest models have features beyond sending text messages and making voice calls-including Internet browsing, music (MP3) playback, personal organizers, e-mail, built-in cameras and camcorders, ringtones, games, radio, Push-to-Talk (PTT), infrared and Bluetooth connectivity, call registers, ability to watch streaming video or download video for later viewing, and serving as a wireless modem for a PC.

Any artist can have an online presence, promote their music to an audience of millions, and let consumers download their music to their hearts content. These music download sites include, believe it or not, Napster, with over 500,000 digital music downloads, eMusic, where you can get 50 free music downloads just for starters, Musicmatch, who has a great membership package, Realrhapsody, which offers a very nice two-week free trial, and one of my favorites and their “Always Low Prices” is the Wal-Mart music download. With microSD support of up to 2GB, users can download more music tracks, video clips and images.

You could listen to your favorite music tracks; you could also download the songs of your choice to your handset and drive away your blues. Download your favorite soundtracks and enjoy listening music tracks wherever you go. Moreover, you can download music, photos and Java games to make the maximum use of your leisure time.

Well here is a quick guide for beginners, on how to convert your current music files into PSP format audio files: Step One — Download The Software First of all, you need to download software onto your PSP that allows you to convert MP3 files into PSP MP4 format.