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Windows 7: Two new music sites try something different: free.

21 Feb 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Two new music sites try something different: free.

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Two new companies are giving consumers a way to download songs for free by watching a few ads. The idea has been tried before but this time it appears it might work, because the startups have found advertisers that are willing to pay around $2 to have a moment of your time.

That means recording companies can get about as much compensation from the free services as they receive from a download on iTunes that costs the consumer $1.29.
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Two new music sites try something different: free :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Music
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21 Feb 2010   #2
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Interesting idea, it will bear watching.
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21 Feb 2010   #3
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

No mention of format (MP3 most likely) or quality (128K?). It's a nice idea...but I'm not sure it will work, especially with how notorious the music labels are for being greedy. For now it's free but ad-supported. However, I wouldn't be surprised to see it jump up to $.49 to $.99 a download in the next couple years.
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21 Feb 2010   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

example from article ...

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At FreeAllMusic.com:
• Users can search by song, artist or album or can pick one from a list of top hits.
• Then they pick a song and choose from a range of advertisers to sponsor the download. Users watch one video ad featuring that brand. One click later, and the song downloads to the user’s computer and can be transferred to a portable device. Users can get five songs a week.
I wonder who the advertisers are, some are pretty shify
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21 Feb 2010   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

The first one says this when I try to link to it, "Sorry this is only for US customers",
The second one wants email address etc, no thanks.
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21 Feb 2010   #6
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

ehhh pandora still works fine for me and i can access it from my phone.
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21 Feb 2010   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Well, well. This is certainly a step in the right direction, even if still needs tons of work.

I will be watching this...

~Lordbob

EDIT: Applied to both, I want to get in on this.
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21 Feb 2010   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Watch for 'spyware'
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22 Feb 2010   #9
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Watch for 'spyware'
I wouldn't put it past them.

You download a song that has spyware attached designed to scan C:\Users\*User Name*\My Music and, every song that doesn't match a CRC, they sue you for.
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25 Feb 2010   #10
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

I have been using this for some time


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