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Review by old fart on 2007-09-04
KOCHVILLE, MICHIGAN -- Before it became illegal to download music from the internet, I managed to acquire a fair amount of 60's jazz, classical music and broadway show tunes.
I have tried to find a download site that features this kind of music but all I can find is almost all rap and contemporary crud and I'm quite willing to pay for "good" music but there apparently no site that offers anything but junk.

Does anyone know of a site with real music?
Comments:15 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-09-05
Posted by zimbu on 2007-09-04:
try lime wire... its free!
Posted by MRM on 2007-09-04:
Most paying music site do not have alot of songs selections. I use BearShare to acquire my music for free. If you cant find songs anywhere else, you will sure find songs in BearShare! I have tried LimeWire and its okay, but I prefer BearShare. But hey, different strokes for different folks!
Posted by Sparticus on 2007-09-04:
We use Bearshare... but be careful, not sure what it looks at or opens up on your PC... I run it in a virtual container so it can't see the rest of my computer.
Posted by Pomona Guy on 2007-09-04:
You are out of luck. Just buy old 8-tracks on E-Bay if you want some music.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-05:
try www.emule.com
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-09-05:
Old Fart, try https://www.sentero.net. You can download from their large library for 25 cents a song. When you register, they give your created account $2.50, so you get 10 free. You then give a credit card to reload it. If you are on the cheaper side, you can just re-register with another email addy to get 10 more free. Frankly with throw away emails, you could do this forever. I guess they figure if you want to save the quarter(s) that bad, knock yourself out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-05:
Movie and Music download are always illegal if you do not own the original copy.

In recent years, the MPAA and RIAA are cracking down hard on illegal downloading.

If you really want to download illegal music, you need to use “Peer-To-Peer (P2P)” clients.

BearShare and limewire are shareware

Both software use Gnutella 1&2 networks.

Your best bet is Shareaza (P2P) client.

Shareaza is GNUware. It is completely free.

Shareaza can scan/search 4 separate peer-to-peer (P2P) networks at the same time.

This includes EDonkey2000, BitTorrent, Gnutella 1&2 networks.
Posted by MRM on 2007-09-05:
Oh contrare, HaapyJoyBear, there is a freeware version of BearShare and the only difference between the paid and free is that the paid version has built-in cd burning, but who needs that.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-05:
Yeah, the free version is bundle with adware. No Thanks.

http://www.bearshare.com/help/faq-security.htm

Q: Does BearShare contain spyware?

A: BearShare does not contain any spyware. However, BearShares does come bundled with some adware. This is harmless to you and your computer, it is used to display a few adverts while you surf and the only information collected is the information you supply during installation. If you do not like the adware that comes bundled with BearShare then you can purchase a subscription to the Pro version which does not contain any third party software.
Posted by MRM on 2007-09-05:
There is BearShare Lite that has no adware and no bloatware. You may need to google BearShare Lite to find the program.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-05:
I like BitComet. I was able to theoretically download (I'd never actually download copyrighted music) ever album a particular artist recorded all in one package such as Tori Amos, REM, White Stripes, Beatles and others. Again I must stress I would never actually download copyrighted music but if I were to I'd highly recommend torrents and BitComet as a client, that's all I'm sayin.
Posted by shawnp80 on 2007-09-05:
Shareazaa isnt bad either. No sypware.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-05:
Good info for Old Fart.

I stay away from P2P network. Big brother (MPAA and RIAA) is watching. They setup Honeypots (traps) to collect your IP address and subpoena your ISP to release your personal information. This way they can sue you for illegal movie/music downloads.

ISP group challenges RIAA subpoenas
http://news.com.com/2100-1027_3-5062372.html
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-05:
I use torrent.
I used to use limewire,but they suck now.

I also only dl hard to find stuff,not mainstream junk
Posted by old fart on 2007-09-05:
thanx guys..... I probably will consult with my computer expert, (AKA Grandson) to help me decide what the best options are... at least I have some choices now...

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