1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

"legit" downloading

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Steve Killingsworth, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. I read with great interest a thread on file sharing, intellectual property, etc. This brings up a question--are there not legitimate services that charge a fee and compensate the artist? I seem to remember in the original Napster case, services charging fees would be allowed to operate. If so, any recommendations?
  2. craigb

    craigb G&L churnmeister Supporting Member


    It doesn't have everything but the selection looks interesting to me. I haven't joined yet (still paying for some other stuff) but plan to soon.

    They've got a free trial with 50 free songs, I believe.
  3. bassgeek


    Oct 19, 2000
    Asheville, NC
    Yeah, emusic is real nice. They've got an awesome jazz collection. All of the Concord stuff. My friend has downloaded tons of albums from them, problem-free.
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I just joined Emusic this weekend and I've downloaded about 25 albums! All of them fast, fast, fast and trouble free. I feel very good that the artists are getting paid (I wonder how much, though...) and their jazz collection is quite good.