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Get Some Music
( as of 1/30/2010)

There are many good sites for getting music. I don't mind paying 0.99 per song. It is consistant and fair.

My favorite is Apple's iTunes. Their free iTunes software is intuitive and functional. Tho, I hear some tunes are not available on iTunes, such as The Beatles.

Check out allcoolmusic.com. They have a simple & elegant music site.

Mp3.com and Napster.com started out providing a means for people to share music. They scared the music industry because people were able to get music for free. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) used their considerable legal clout to force mp3.com and Napster.com out of the music sharing business and into the music commodity business.

About Getting Music
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is mainly interested in music as a commodity. In their words, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies.Its members are the music labels..." (source)
The Free Music Philosophy Ram Samudrala argues against copyright & deserves merit for helping remind us that music is for everyone to enjoy.

The trouble with the RIAA approach is that they are trying to shut down all music sharing technology, including public domain music. Copyright owners have a legitimate interest in protecting their work and liveyhoods, but they do not have the right to restrict public domain works.

Copying and sharing music is legal. It all depends on the copyrights of specific works. Check out allcoolmusic.com/legal.htm for an excellent explanation.