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Music Download Reviews

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Reading music download reviews helps you to make an educated choice on which music downloading software is right for you.

  • iTunes –

Offering a comprehensive library of music, iTunes allows you to purchase and download songs individually or by album.  Prices for songs vary between $0.69, $0.99, $1.29 each.  You can burn tracks onto CDs or upload them directly to your iPod.  You can also buy TV show episodes, movies and music videos.

 

  • AmazonMP3 –

Amazon.com now offers amazonMP3, which allows you to browse through a large library of music and buy and download songs.  The advantage of amazonMP3s is that the music is playable on all types of music players.  Songs sell for $0.89, $0.99, and sometimes $1.29. I often find tracks for $0.99 on AmazonMP3 that are for sale on iTunes for $1.29.

 

  • Napster

Napster allows you to play entire songs and albums and buy those that you like to download and keep on your computer forever using BitTorrent and Gnutella peer-to-peer file sharing technology.  Monthly subscribers get a certain number of download credits and access to music streaming from over 8 million songs. Napster also provides paying users with commercial-free radio and personalized playlists that you can stream from the internet. You can search and browse through billboard charts from 1955 to present day.  You can join Napster for as low as $5 a month.

  • Limewire

Also a peer-to-peer file sharing program, Limewire's downloadable software allows you to search through a large collection of libraries and select songs that you wish to download. The free version of Limewire grants you basic music sharing abilities. Limewire PRO costs $21.95 for 6 months. Extended Limewire PRO costs $34.95 and lasts for 1 year.  The PRO versions also provide users with optimized search results, turbo-charged downloads, connections to more sources, and free tech support and software updates.

 

Other music downloading reviews

You can check out other music downloading reviews that might be more comprehensive and detailed in regard to your specific operating system at Macworld.com, Pcworld.com, and CNet.com.