Please Help! Best MP3 pay site?

vbimport

#1

I am new to purchasing music online. I just purchased my first MP3 player. Here is a link to what I purchased:

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/topic.php?catid=18&threadid=823205&highlight_key=y&keyword1=sony

I used Napster when it was illegal. I am familiar with some nonlegal websites. I want to purchase MP3’s legally. What site should I use. Has anybody heard of this website:

http://mp3suite.com/

Is Napster pretty good now that it is a pay site? What about Rhapsody? I would rather pay a monthly fee for unlimited downloading over a fee per song website.

I would appreciate any advice. I apologize if I broke any rules posting links in this thread. I don’t post here very often.


#2

If you’re looking for mainstream music and want them as MP3 (unprotected) Amazon is about the best. If smaller labels and indies are your thing, there’s eMusic. With most of the others (iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, WalMart, etc.) you’ll get DRM crippled files that you’ll then have to keep track of licenses, have limited access to and all the other problems caused by DRM.


#3

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2042202]If you’re looking for mainstream music and want them as MP3 (unprotected) Amazon is about the best. If smaller labels and indies are your thing, there’s eMusic. With most of the others (iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, WalMart, etc.) you’ll get DRM crippled files that you’ll then have to keep track of licenses, have limited access to and all the other problems caused by DRM.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the advice. Seems like Amazon is a pretty good website.


#4

I’ll chime in for eMusic; not just because I had a membership for years (until I needed to cut back on music spending), but also because I know some folks who distribute their music on eMusic and they assure me that, yes, they do get royalty checks. That was enough to sway me.