Paying for music? →
So this morning, I got an e-mail from Grooveshark
, a service I use occasionally (which seems to be down right now). They're apparently raising the price
of their VIP service on Dec. 1st. Right now, it's $3/mo. or $30/year. If you subscribe now, you get that pricing indefinitely.
I'm just a regular member right now, but I d/l'ed their mobile app to my phone last month (and of course have yet to play with it, oops). Normally, I don't pay for music, but since I've been thinking of paying for Pandora anyway (same price), it might be worth it.
I like to listen to streaming stuff at work, mainly. I think the advantage with Grooveshark is you can build your playlists and listen to songs on demand (though since I can't get the site to load, I can't verify they still do that). Where do you stream your music from? Do you subscribe to any of these services? If so, what makes it worthwhile for you?
: Where's the best non-iTunes place to buy music these days? Amazon? I just want to download files directly to my hard-drive, no intermediate program, no DRM. I'm getting too old to keep up with the latest napster or pirating methods or what have you.