Everyone has watched the legal proceedings with open mind and closed fist. Regardless of which side you are on the fight for and against downloading music on the internet has struck a chord with everyone. Now, as you have purchased or will purchase your MP3 player it is important you are playing by the rules, you don’t want to be in the middle of this ugly fight. Here are a few services that charge reasonable amounts and are respectable names.
1. AOL Music Now- America On Line is a major name in the internet world and boast over 1.5 million songs in their database for members to use. You can try AOL’s service on a free trial then download per song for $0.99. 2. F.Y.E. - A leader in downloadable music, F.Y.E. provides 1.2 million songs to choose from for a flat $1 per download after a free trial period. 3. MSN Music- Another leading name in the internet and the name in computers, Microsoft offers one million songs that are available for $0.99 per download. MSN does not offer a free trial period. 4. MusicMatch- The MusicMatch software will make personal recommendations for you and charge $0.99 per download for the music of your choice. MusicMatch does not offer a free trial period. 5. Napster- The name that started it all is now one of the premier outlets for music downloads on a monthly membership fee basis. Napster offers downloads for $9.95 a month on up to three computers with around one million songs in their database. Napster offers a seven day free trial. 6. PassAlong- This is a relatively new site with a smaller database than most download services at around 400,000 songs, but offers a nice perk in exchange. When you make recommendations to your friends for certain types of music you get bonus points to reduce the price of future downloads. PassAlong starts at $0.99 per download and does not offer a free trial. 7. Wal-Mart- The name in bargain shopping offers the cheapest price for Plays for Sure compatible subscription services on the market. Offering the same 400,000 song capacity as PassAlong, Wal-Mart can offer the best prices because of their corporate structure. Wal-Mart does not offer a free trial.