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Subject: downloading music
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: berttaxi-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 18 Jun 2002 03:11 PDT
Expires: 25 Jun 2002 03:11 PDT
Question ID: 28372
what webb site do i need to download singles and albums the ones i
have found you have to pay for which i dont mind doing but they are
only available in the USA
Subject: Re: downloading music
Answered By: till-ga on 18 Jun 2002 03:29 PDT
First of all let me point out that downloading copyrighted music from
sites on the www could be illegal. But Iīm not a lawyer so you have to
decide if itīs illegal at the place were you live.
(At least here in germany it is not legal to download copyrighted
stuff from the web.)

There are several sites offering the service you are looking for.
By far the best is the site of audiogalaxy. All youīve got to do to
participate is download a small (freeware) programm from the
audiogalaxy website (called "satellite") and run it on your local pc.
After registering within the audiogalaxy system you can search the
huge audiogalaxy site for the music files and download whatever you
want. It should not be a problem to find almost any song you are
looking for there.

Hereīs the link:
( http:(( )

Search strategy:
I didnīt perform a search in this case as I could give information
from my own experience.

Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 24 Jun 2002 04:08 PDT
Iīm sorry but has stopped itīs service. At least they
donīt have any more copyrighted material to be downloaded. Thsi was
done without an anoucement so I couldnīt know that.
Subject: Re: downloading music
From: tri-ga on 18 Jun 2002 04:23 PDT
best and easiest way is to use programs like 'kakaa' - very quick and
easy, you can download it from - morpheus is also a very
good one.
Subject: Re: downloading music
From: frankieroberto-ga on 18 Jun 2002 04:33 PDT
That should be 'Kazaa' - the homepage of which is at

Both audiogalaxy and kazaa are examples of 'Peer to Peer' programs.
Basically these let you exchange files with other people, rather than
actually 'downloading' them from a website or central server. The idea
was made popular with Napster, which has since shut down, but there
are plenty of 'replacement' services, with varying levels of

A good 'portal' for Peer to Peer (p2p) filesharing programs is at

Many of the programs use their own proprietary protocalls (ways of
sharing the files), but there is an open-source (freely available)
technology called 'Gnutella', which is used by a number of programs,
such as 'Bearshare' -
Subject: Re: downloading music
From: till-ga on 18 Jun 2002 04:37 PDT
tri-ga is correct. there are more "peer to peer" programs. But from my
experience audiogalaxay allows you to find much more (even rare) songs
than anything else Iīve tried so far. Thatīs why I focussed on

Subject: Re: downloading music
From: robertw-ga on 18 Jun 2002 06:19 PDT
RIAA says audiogalaxy is in their pocket?
Subject: Re: downloading music
From: blastradys-ga on 18 Jun 2002 08:52 PDT
I feel that I should point out that if you download and use Kazaa for
file sharing you should be aware of a few things.

First of all, Kazaa comes with tons of spyware.  Even if you deselect
some obvious corporate inclusions in the install, there are still
hidden programs that run while Kazaa is in use and I have just learned
its intentions are far more sinister than previously thought.

“Attached to KaZaa is a program called “Altnet SecureInstall”, made by
Brilliant Digital Entertainment. BDE’s idea of entertainment is to
insert code into every KaZaa user’s computer that they can use to, in
their words, “Throw a switch and form a super network”. Altnet
SecureInstall literally takes control of the CPU and hard drive in the
host computer and combines potentially millions of PC’s into an
awesome supercomputer. BDE plans to sell this computing power to large
corporations for whatever purpose they want. BDE CEO Kevin Bermeister
stresses that they won’t use peoples computers unless they get each
individual’s permission first. Of course he already has that…. It’s in
the EULA for KaZaa. 2.6 million copies of KaZaa were downloaded in
just one week in April.”

So, unless you want to be part of a giant corporate super-network,
using your  CPU cycles for god-knows-what, use Kazaa Lite.


Subject: Re: downloading music
From: vicky_iyer-ga on 19 Jun 2002 01:01 PDT
the best site for downloading music at present is
Subject: Re: downloading music
From: risda-ga on 20 Jun 2002 14:27 PDT
A great site for downloading legal MP3s (mostly electronic, house, and
trance) is
Subject: Re: downloading music
From: flatbadger-ga on 20 Jun 2002 22:22 PDT
Go to and download their program. You will then be able
to use the IMESH program to search and download music (as well as
videos, images, software, and documents.) It works like Napster did,
if you are familiar with that program. Not as many users yet, but it
works good. Also, unlike all of the rest of the programs you hear
about, this one has no spyware.
Subject: Re: downloading music
From: mikegreenuk-ga on 04 Jul 2002 03:44 PDT
Another solution (PC and Mac client/server software to access 'shared' material) (As above but Mac specific- the better of the two IMHO).

Give them a spin and see.

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