I’ll be the first to admit that $1.29 for a song (which is what Amazon and iTunes charge) seems a bit steep for me. Especially when you can listen to music for free on many sites like Spotify and Vevo.
Despite all the free sources out there, I still find myself wanting to own my songs, so I usually end up purchasing downloads of the songs I like, despite the costs. For someone like me who likes to purchase a couple songs almost every day, this can add up to a lot of money.
But fortunately, I found a cheaper solution of late. If you do a bit of searching, you can find MP3 sites that sell songs for much less than the going rate at places like iTunes. In fact, I have found stores that sell decent quality MP3s for as little as $0.10. There is some question about whether such sites operate completely legally (they are mostly foreign sites from what I understand), the research I’ve done seems to indicate that they are indeed legal. After I realized this, I went ahead and purchased a download of ‘Could Have Been Me’ by the Struts.
So how was the sound file quality? Quite good in fact. I can’t really tell the difference between the quality of the file I received when compared to files I’ve downloaded from iTunes. I really like the fact that I can copy the song and put it on multiple devices without any hassle.
So if you’re buying fewer songs than you’d like because of price issues, I encourage you to check out these international MP3 sites to get a better deal on music.
While music is great, you may sometimes feel like listening to something else on your music player. In the last few years it’s become possible to listen to tons of books on your MP3 player using services like Audible (click here to learn more about Audible). I recommend this service if you’re at all interested in listening to audio books, because it gives you the best deals on books and is also a very easy site to use.