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#191623 10-Feb-2016 21:04
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Hi All, 

 

I am quite old school when it comes to music, and have up until now bought CD's and burnt onto my sony MP3 player.  I would like to cut out the middle man, and buy the MP3 music direct, but from what I can gather, my only options are itunes, which I don't think works for me (Sony MP3 player), or streaming type options like spotify.  I would prefer to pay the money, and own the music.

 

I have found a few obscure websites that sell MP3's, but they are really patchy selection wise.

 

Any ideas?  

 

Cheers, bebecat


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  #1489958 10-Feb-2016 21:05
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  #1490000 10-Feb-2016 22:16
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I found this list, but I am not sure what is "Streaming only" and what is actually files to buy.  The ones that were to buy seemed to have a really limited selection.  

 

 

 

Can I buy mp3's on amazon?  What is the go with itunes?  Does it have to be for an apple device?

 

 

 

Like I say, I am super old school here, and pretty clueless....


 
 
 
 


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  #1490005 10-Feb-2016 22:20
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 iTunes can be used to purchase music for any device (there is no copy protection like there used to be).

 

Google Play is probably your best option if you're after MP3s, they tend to be slightly cheaper than iTunes


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  #1490008 10-Feb-2016 22:26
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I bought music from 7Digital before. And iTunes. 

 

You can buy from Amazon but if you don't have a US account then some tracks may not be available.





 

 

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I don't think the recording industry would ever agree that you own the music. You merely buy a license to listen to it on the specific media you received it on.


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  #1490019 10-Feb-2016 22:47
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Yes you can buy MP3s off amazon for many things, but its not a complete collection.





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  #1490021 10-Feb-2016 22:50
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It also seems you can get many popular tunes as ringtones.....


 
 
 
 




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  #1490023 10-Feb-2016 22:52
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I tried to do this, but as soon as I entered in my address to the payment screen, it said the following "We were unable to process your purchase with your current payment information. Your payment method must be issued by a bank local to the Amazon.com marketplace"

 

Any ideas?


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  #1490024 10-Feb-2016 22:54
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I have inadvertantly bought MP3s on there before, but I do have a US address as both billing and default shipping address.





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  #1490027 10-Feb-2016 23:06
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roobarb:

 

I don't think the recording industry would ever agree that you own the music. You merely buy a license to listen to it on the specific media you received it on.

 

 

 

 

Although isn't format shifting legal in NZ? eg CD to MP3, back to CD again?. Although I wonder if it will continue to be under the TPPA, which IMO opens up a can of worms in the future over copyrights, and I think we will live to regret being part of it.


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  #1490029 10-Feb-2016 23:08
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Format-shift of audio is legal in New Zealand. Video is a different story.





 

 

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  #1490107 11-Feb-2016 08:25
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I think you might find itunes to be the easiest option. Then you just copy the tracks from your itunes music folder to your device.





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  #1490172 11-Feb-2016 09:42
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Have you looked at Bandit.fm ? 

 

 


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  #1490184 11-Feb-2016 09:57
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jnimmo: iTunes can be used to purchase music for any device (there is no copy protection like there used to be).

 

There is no copy protection, but it's in AAC format. Most devices can play AAC so it's probably worth giving it a go (there are certain to be test files available online) as it apparently has better sound quality than MP3 too.


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  #1490245 11-Feb-2016 10:53
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geekiegeek:

 

I think you might find itunes to be the easiest option. Then you just copy the tracks from your itunes music folder to your device.

 

 

 

 

Have you read the T&C for iTunes? frown

 

I was also looking for legitimate MP3 downloads, thought I'd try iTunes, read the T&C, cancelled out, went elsewhere.

 

Like freitasm, I have used 7Digital

 

 

 

 


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