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DRM Free, higher quality music (320kbps) and cheaper than iTunes and i assume you can still get quidco!
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#1
Not bad, but a bit cheeky if you look closer. Looking through their albums most seem to have only one track at 65p, the rest are 70p. It is cheaper if you buy the whole album though (£6.99 per album) which is pretty good.
Dissappointing to see another ridiculous pricing policy but still hot as it's cheaper than anywhere else.

Edit: Looking further, the album prices vary a bit (between £6.50 and £7.50) and some albums don't have any 65p tracks.
#2
yeah i totally agree - and with some of plays prices nowadays its only like £1 more (or less) to actually get the CD.
But as far as legal downloads go, its about the cheapest we've got so far.
#3
[url]www.mp3sale.ru[/url] - $0.15 per song, not as high quality but certainly cheaper. 20% off if you buy the whole album. just a thought if anyone was interested...
#4
Not good. Check [url]www.find-dvd.co.uk[/url] and you will see that actual CD's can be found CHEAPER than the download versions:? What a con.

Good example :

Physical Item £4.99....

Play download £6.99...
#5
gav989
[url]www.mp3sale.ru[/url] - $0.15 per song, not as high quality but certainly cheaper. 20% off if you buy the whole album. just a thought if anyone was interested...


The .RU gives it away. Mafia money :lol:
#6
also mp3sale.ru isnt legal in the uk
#7
it's not? how come? i thought i was being good.....

it was the only download site that had the songs i wanted. couldn't even get the cd on ebay....
#8
they way in understood it (anyone feel free to correct me) is that in russia because there arent really any copyright laws, these sites get setup. They arent actually paying any royalties to the record labels.

By buying the songs in the UK, you are subject to the copyright laws here, and as such these songs are legal here.

Sorry, i realise ive not explained it very well - but thats the way i understood it!
#9
There isn't much of a range in tracks!! I cannot find any Rihanna, Basshunter or Nickelback - the top three bestselling downloads in the UK this week.

I normally download music from the Woolworths download site ([url]www.woolworthsdownloads.com[/url]) as tracks there start from 59p and albums from 5.99...and they have Rihanna, Nickelback and Basshunter!! :-p
#10
Shengis
Not good. Check [url]www.find-dvd.co.uk[/url] and you will see that actual CD's can be found CHEAPER than the download versions:? What a con.

Good example :

Physical Item £4.99....

Play download £6.99...


Certainly agree it can be cheaper to buy the physical item rather than a download and while it may be a tad cheaper than iTunes @ £6.99 it's still far from hot.
#11
Paying for music.............Now thats something I havent heard of In a long long time :)
banned#12
slate
they way in understood it (anyone feel free to correct me) is that in russia because there arent really any copyright laws, these sites get setup. They arent actually paying any royalties to the record labels.


Actually they are paying royalties, there is copyright legislation in Russia, and that site is operating perfectly legally.

The catch is that the Russian legislation does not give the record labels as great share of the profits as the current European legislation does. Therefore the record companies do not like anyone benefiting from that loophole and are trying their best to make services such as this appear illegal, which they are not.

This is similar to European record labels trying to stop etailers from selling import CDs. Look at the CD-Wow case for a recent example of music industry bullying.
#13
cool just brought a album ( download ) thought i would give it a go, got download speed of 1.45meg a sec. Very easy to use.
#14
If they are all DRM free that would be a welcome advance and I might begin to buy downloaded music. At present though better quality and cheaper on CD.
#15
springbrucesteen
Paying for music.............Now thats something I havent heard of In a long long time :)


I hear ya! :thumbsup:
#16
Mansfield193
cool just brought a album ( download ) thought i would give it a go, got download speed of 1.45meg a sec. Very easy to use.


What did you buy?
#17
Waste of time buying mp3s from anywhere really. MP3s can NEVER be CD quality. They are compressed files. If you buy mp3s then be aware that you are playing for a vastly inferior version of the CD. It's ok I guess if you don't care about sound quality but personally I could never pay for music that is not CD quality.

Most my CDs are ripped to the FLAC format which has losless compression thereby replicating the original CD.
#18
humanracer
Waste of time buying mp3s from anywhere really. MP3s can NEVER be CD quality. They are compressed files. If you buy mp3s then be aware that you are playing for a vastly inferior version of the CD. It's ok I guess if you don't care about sound quality but personally I could never pay for music that is not CD quality.

Most my CDs are ripped to the FLAC format which has losless compression thereby replicating the original CD.


If you get a decent quality mp3, the brain cant distinguish the difference between that and cd quality. Certainly I never notice any loss in quality with mine (320kbp). :thumbsup:

Still think this is too expensive for a song though!
#19
mikeyp
If you get a decent quality mp3, the brain cant distinguish the difference between that and cd quality. Certainly I never notice any loss in quality with mine (320kbp). :thumbsup:

Still think this is too expensive for a song though!


But the brain isn't the full story. As sound is based on pressure waves and MP3 clips the frequency high and low end it makes an 'environmental' change as well. For example deep bass is never as good on a burnt mp3 cd as the original. It's all down to the individual though. I personally hate bassy MP3's as they never sound quite right.
#20
By the way, itunes is lowering their prices by about 10p soon and has a much larger selection.
#21
i keep my music at 128 (vbr) for disc space etc, quality is good enough for me
#22
springbrucesteen
Paying for music.............Now thats something I havent heard of In a long long time :)


agreed, nice avatar btw ;-)
#23
I get all my MP3 tracks from the Russian sites. If I wanted to spend £5-£7 for an album, I would buy the thing and then convert the tracks to DRM free MP3's from the comfort of my own home.

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