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#3083 3-Jan-2005 21:51
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i think when you have ipod or creative pmc or any digital music devices and you want to get new songs into your devices... where do you go to get them?

i had a good chat with my bro-in-law and guess what? out at this part of the world (NZ) none of the online music download services are available... though you can get some but they don't stock brand artists like Madonna, or Peter Gabriel etc... just mostly independent music artists (no offence but i like to get mainstream pop that we hear over tha radio etc!!!)

so you got all these flashy devices that only accomplish have baked task! the other half (online music services) is just plain nowhere near at all!!!!!


i went to www.playforsure.com for my PMC, and boy, i am so disappointed! neither MSN Music nor iTunes or Napster... and don't get me started on movies... cinemanow.com has some less known independent movies sure... but i want mainstream movies!!!! PLEASE!!!



is that really that hard to ask for some??? please? anyone? please do take notice of us small wee country!!!!!!

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Agreed. Remember, according to NZ law it's currently (as of the date of this post) not legal to copy your own CD or DVD, even for backup purposes. This is being currently reviewed. This means that everyone with an iPOD is probably outside the law.

I also know there's a local company working to setup an on-line music store. I'll try and find their website.

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  #11535 3-Jan-2005 23:16
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www.digirama.co.nz is one but it is mainly for local NZ artists (which is fine...) but still hoping a mainstream music selections...


mmmm maybe i should get together with my american friends and use their billing address and credit card to pay my purchase/subscription... hehehe....

*sigh*... such a promising service, ruined by stupid laws... 'd hell to law i saw! laws are made to be broken!! *LOL*



same goes with MSN Hotmail et al services... all are rubbish when you can't get the services when you are willing to pay for them!!! sad sad world!




(p/s: www.emusic.com does allow you to download "some" mainstream music... found a whole set of John Lee Cooper's collection!!!! Woohoo!)




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  #11538 4-Jan-2005 00:05
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I tried that Digirama thing myself but, when I went to the 'checkout', I was told that their music was in some wierd format and that it wasn't compatible with the Macintosh. This seems stupid, considering that a significant number of people wanting to download music would be iPod owners.

The good news is that macrumors.com is suggesting that it is likely that the iTunes Music Store is likely to be up and running in Australia early this year. We shouldn't be far behind, because people in the industry have commented that record companies' operations in New Zealand and Australia are closely aligned and any distribution agreements set up in Australia will inevitably follow in New Zealand shortly after.

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  #11539 4-Jan-2005 00:13
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yeah but still not everyone are using mac or ipod... and ipod/itunes mainly play AAC format.

disappointing...

(p/s: just found another site.. http://www.audiolunchbox.com/)




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