Downloading music

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pnasca96, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. pnasca96 macrumors newbie

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    Are there any programs that i can use to download music onto my ibook. i need something like limewire...but something that wont jack it up!:confused:
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    if you're looking for legal means of obtaining music, there is a lot on iTunes, and some torrent sites.
     
  3. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    could you be more specific? Are you looking for free music sites? A google search will turn up a good number. Are you looking to download a music library?


    I've had good luck with both limewire and azeurus. I'm sure there are people who swear by others. What operating system are you running, and what is your connection speed?
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    My opinion only:

    If you want songwriters and bands to continue to make music, then pay for the music you use, don't steal it.

    The vast majority of the torrent-downloadable commercial music is stolen.
     
  5. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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  6. pnasca96 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont want to pay for music..so any programs that will allow me to get music for free.and be safe for my computre?
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    OMG, I H8 it wen pir4ting muzakk jakks up my Mac!!!!!!! :mad: :rolleyes:™
     
  8. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    second that. Steadman released all their stuff as free downloads on the internet. I'm not a huge fan, but it impressed the heck outta me. The story I heard was they signed a deal with a label that went under, they signed a deal with a label that was absorbed and the big label wasn't interested, so they said screw it and put everything up online.

    www.steadmanband.com
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Just a little note to back up what others have already said. We don't advocate piracy here, and anyone who posts links to pirate sites will find themselves with deleted posts and time away from MR.
     
  10. Winterfell macrumors regular

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    I guess by most everyone's definitions, I "steal" music all the time, rather than giving my money to record labels (which the artists get almost _none_ of anyway).

    I also support artists I like by buying directly from their websites, or going to their concerts and buying things there.

    Either way, using torrent sites is going to be your best bet. Grab a bit torrent client and find a good torrent site (of which there are many). The Official BitTorrent client works fine, but there are many other torrent clients that have different features. There are also legitimate torrent sites out there.
     
  11. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    Shouldn't this thread technically not be allowed? The OP is obviously stating his intent to obtain music illegaly. Not cool.
     
  12. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    We have the chance to vent our disapproval and the mods will soon jump on anything against the rules.
     
  13. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a musician. Lots of bands and musicians out there have free mp3s of their stuff to download on their websites. Legally. We want you to hear us. :)

    Like this band:

    http://www.themountaingoats.net/

    Also a good source is here:

    http://music.download.com/

    Bands on this cnet page typically link to their homepage which might have more info or recordings.
     
  14. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Not technically. He's stating he doesn't want to pay for it, and there's lots of legitimate FREE music out there.

    For downloading legal, free, torrents, I prefer Azureus.

    Oh, and in Canada, we pay an extra tax on burnable media, some of which goes to the musicians. I guess our government sees the futility of eliminating file sharing of any kind, and just worked around that and tax the discs that are used to burning.
     
  15. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Gee. Since baristas at CoffeeBucks make only minimum wage, then I should get my coffee free and they should make nothing at all. It's only fair, since the unethical CoffeeBucks Corporation takes almost all of the price of the coffee for themselves.

    Give me a break. The songwriters make about 9 cents per song royalty on each unit sold. Royalties on copyright is their only income - and is through publishing deals with the nasty record companies that their songs get sold in enough volume to make a living.

    Get a better justification for ripping off the songwriters and artists. That one is too lame for words.
     
  16. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    question to all self-rightheous people in this thread, have you ever stole something on the net, and i mean anything,no matter how small ?? if the answer is yes then shut the (you know what comes here), ok? who are you then to judge anyone????
     
  17. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Well, it's against forum rules to recommend illegal activities. That's all that needs to be said.
     
  18. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    i'm cool with that. it's just if you look at the third and fourth answer he got, the posters *assumed* he was onto stealing music ( wich it seems he is) but they did before he even mentionned it. what happened to "innocent until proven guilty" ??? i guess now the thing is more like "you're guilty unless you can prove you're innocent" heh?
     
  19. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Some people have downloads available on Purevolume (legal). You won't be popular around these parts if you're planning on illegally downloading music. Besides, iTunes makes buying music too cheap and easy to skip :D
     

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