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Modern Technologies to Make Music more Enjoyable

By Stuart Owens Subscribe to RSS | February 23rd 2012 | Views:

Gone are the days of gramophone and CD for storing music files and playing them on a player. In the good old days you had to go to a store and buy legal copies. But the advent of internet has brought about sea changes. You can get all the music you have wanted just by pressing a few buttons on the appropriate website and in a jiff they land on your computer, from where you get them transferred to your player like an iPod for example. The internet is like a wild place there is almost an endless number of sites to download music. Sounds music to your ears? Yes, indeed that is it. Go ahead and enjoy the miracle.

There are different genres of music like pop, country, rap, heavy metal and the list goes on. Many of us are the ardent fan of music and will be having a lot of collection of music on our laptop or smart phone. There are innumerable websites where we can download them for free and payment. In some website, we need to create an account and after becoming a member we can downloads music. It is much better if you download from the legal websites as the quality of the music will be good and awesome. Having a fast speed internet will just make it easy for you to download at a lighting speed.

Having said that, we all know that free loading music off the internet is illegal. Artists, producers, technicians including groupies, (yep, they’re in the list) lose a sizeable amount from their revenues because of illegal downloading. For all of you who don’t want to get their behind sued, or their name mentioned in some hefty lawsuit, here are a few sites where you can download legal music: ITunes, legalsounds, artistserver,, Amazon, spiralfrog etc., iTunes offers free tracks for download too and it’s completely legal. Sites like legalsounds offer some amazing discounts. You can buy billboard hit songs for prices as cheap as 45 cents!

There are two sides to a coin. Though downloading music from different have its advantages, there are a lot of illegal downloading and uploading of music that happens. When an album is released nowadays, one can see them online within hours of its release if one knows to go to the right website. These are not genuinely approved downloads, but the pirated versions. Though, there have been a lot of restrictions in downloading music for websites, these rules are followed only by a few popular ones. There are thousands of websites that carry music downloads which does not have a legal approval.

In what formats can we download music? Some of the most popular sound file formats these days are MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, MPC and MIDI. Among these, MP3 is the most popular sound file format for both Mac and PCs. The goal of the MP3 format is to compress a CD-quality song without losing the CD quality of the sound. With MP3, a 32-megabyte song on a CD can be compressed to 3 megabytes or near to that. File formats like AIFF and AU are for Mac and UNIX operating system. Meanwhile, WAV is for PC and RA is for Real Audio, a proprietary system for delivering and playing streaming audio on the Web.

Hence we have different kinds of music that can be downloaded into from our internet. We can get to know the latest song or Album releases. Hence with the technological developments we can download music at very high speeds. Not only these we can listen to music directly from the internet as well. Today, find many people doing this through various methods. Coming to the kinds of music, the recordings are also done using the updated versions of the technology. Due to this fact, the quality of sound and pasteurizations has also improved.

Stuart Owens - About Author:
Stuart is a freelance writer and a blogger. He writes on all categories including entertainment, technology, Internet, corporate strategies, and environment. He enjoys the luxury of surfing the web at high-speeds by subscribing to some of the best deals available in the market like Charter Deals.

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