Thursday, August 31, 2006

Get Music On The Cheap - Just In Time For Christmas

Here's a neat idea. If you are a bit low on cash for Christmas shopping, something that some family members might really enjoy is a mix cd of music. Here's the idea - if these friends and family are really into music, then it is likely that this will be something that they would enjoy.

Up until now, most music had to be purchased in the store on a CD or downloaded using a napster-like subscription-based service or a pay-per-song method like the ITunes website. SpiralFrog is changing all of that. It appears that all of the Universal Music catalog will be available for free, advertising-supported, download via their site starting in December of this year.

This would provide a great way to try-before-you-buy and perhaps even use the music to create gift CDs for friends and family in time for christmas. What a nice way to give something personal, but without spending money. And it is all done without stealing music through some shady website or peer-to-peer file trading system or ever even stepping foot inside a store!

As for how it works exactly, we will have to wait and see, but this looks like something to look forward to come December!

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