Download Free Music
by Rick Hill, Ph.D.
Download free music? Theres a better way to not pay
for your tunes!
Yes, to download free music is tempting, but record
companies and the RIAA are moving aggressively to prosecute even
small-fry downloaders. The spammers and virus creeps and worm
ghouls are out there, too, looking to entice suckers to downloading
free music---and their insidious projects.
The Solution? Download free music from your library
Why download free music from the internet, when,
with a library card and a computer, you can get and keep all the
download free music you want--not to sell or even
make CD copies, but to enjoy from your personal computer.
So how do you Download free music the old-fashioned
(and legal) way?
Almost every library these days checks out CDs as well as books,
and some libraries seem to be spending the lions share of
their acquisition money on their CD collections. The rules for
CDs are similar to books, too: you can check out as many as ten
for two or more weeks. Libraries usually have a good selection
of all types of music, from Rock to Opera, from Blues to Showtunes
---and they add more every day, including plenty of brand new
releases. They also usually have nice selections of box sets,
those pricey items we like to hear but hesitate to pay for.
In big cities with several library branches, youll have
access to thousands and thousands of CDs. Ready to try a safe
way to increase your personal music collection? Here are the easy
Download free music step 1: Get a free library
card from your local library. Usually you can apply for the card,
receive it, and check out items the same day. Check out as many
CDs as you can. In addition to the CDs you know you want, try
some items you wouldnt ordinarily buy, but know you might
Download free music step 2: Put your CDs (one
at a time) into your CD drive. If you have Windows Media Player,
you should get a window that says Copy using Windows Media
Player? Click Yes.
Download free music step 3: Now youll
get a screen that lists track numbers. If youre connected
to the internet, you can click on the button at the top right
that says, Find album info. Push that button and an
amazing thing happens: the computer comes up with a photo of the
CD cover and a track list. In a short time, the CD will be recorded
to your My Music directory. The computer even gives
a title and icon for the CD automatically.
Download free music step 4: Enjoy your free
music, and repeat steps 1-4 whenever youre ready for some
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