Lala (Music Service)

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  1. Syrus28 macrumors 6502a

    Syrus28

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    Saw this on TechCrunch earlier today, and was too good to pass up.

    Essentially, Lala is a music service that can upload all your locally stored music (gained legally, or otherwise) onto the internet, where it can be streamed to any computer using a web browser. Not only that, but it has a DRM-free store (with deals with all major labels), which offers songs for 99 cents. Alternatively, you could purchase a song for 10 cents, which could be played only on web browsers. And yes, the 10 cents goes towards the purchase cost of 99 cents if you decide to buy it later. You can also preview any song/album all the way through (only once) instead of listening to oddly placed 30-second previews.

    There is an iPhone app on the way, which would essentially let you stream your music collection to the iPhone. Anyone else tried it?
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I've seen a kid at my school using it for a few weeks now. Looked at the site, didn't really get what it was about, never really looked into it after that.

    But if it doesn't play DRM'd files, it's useless to me.
     
  3. Syrus28 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct, it doesn't play DRM'd files. (Yet another reason I only buy DRM-free music.)
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Eh, I've been buying from iTunes so long, I guess I'm just used to it. (Though I really should switch to Amazon... I helped my dad buy some songs there, and I really like it...)
     

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