“Unlike all the legitimate sites, it does not pay artists or copyright holders so it is effectively stealing from those who create music,” Oh come on, it’s the same old tune, they don’t care about paying artists, they only care about their own revenue. Wasn’t it like only several months ago that sony got sued for not paying their dues to artists from itunes sales? So it’s getting boring when one of them steps in and starts crying about poor starving artists. Well if they are starving, as you say they are, why don’t you pay them what you owe? BTW, I’ve never used allofmp3, however I like their model, any bitrate, any format, even lossless, no DRM and quite affordable. If RIAA offered the same deal (yeah, right) I wouldn’t mind using it. As it stands now, however, paying $1 for DRM-cladden 128-192Kbps track is ten times of what it really worth.