Listen to ANY Song, ANY Time, TOTALLY legally, and FREE!
Downloading ‘mp3s’ has been a touchy subject in the eyes of the law, and even more in the eyes of music industry mogals since the launch of the now famous ‘Napster’ file sharing program.
The industry have tended to take the good old corporate approach by bitching to the high courts about it whilst doing pretty much jack s**t to find a way for people to still use technology to enjoy music… oh no, wait – iTunes – how the hell did I forget about that one! THANKS APPLE! Thanks to your AMAZINGLY SUPER-TRENDO service – with those funky adverts you have that make us feel all trendy for listening to our iPods! Thanks to you guys, I can now pay money and by the same old albums that I already had to pay for on Vinyl, Eight Track, Cassette, CD, MiniDisc and Hey! not forgetting that must-have ‘digitally remastered’ DVD of my favourite band in concert! hmmm…. I think you get my point….
I wanna make it clear though, crystally clear, that downloading material, pirating and profiting from it should be clamped down on. It makes sense – if someone is reproducing material and making money out of it when they don’t have permission to – they need to be taken down and given a good lesson.
However, you and me; ‘the average Joe’ who have just had that annoyingly catchy ‘MIA:Paper Planes’ beat stuck in our heads all morning and just wanna hear it once more, are currently not able to do so because unless you can justify paying money for a song you dont want – there aren’t many options for you left out there!
Time to sit by the Radio all day in case it might come on? Or maybe an afternoon flicking through all the advert-ridden MTV channels in the hope you might catch the end of that song you can’t shake?
Don’t think so! So what do you do?
What’s become popular on the internet in recent times are websites offering to play you streamed music of your ‘choice.’ Most of these, such as ‘Jango‘ don’t let you play what you want, when you want – they just let you give them the ‘style’ of music you are looking for and it will play a selection from that – all very good, and a lot of these are great for discovering new bands, artists and songs that you like – but it doesn’t solve our ‘I need to hear this song right now!’ problem!
Thats where this nifty little site we’ve found comes in handy – It’s called ‘Songza’ and has been branded as ‘The Google of Music’ and you can see why – the page hits you like a colourful Google for starters, and from then it’s what you see is what you get – whack a song title or band or whatever the hell you want and hit go! from their you can listen and share songs for other users – without the need to download anything or pay a penny! Check it out here!
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