The Sounds of Music--A Guide to Free Music Downloads.

Written by Larry Denton

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You don't need to worry about getting sued by RIAA or arrested byrepparttar FBI if you download legal music. Many independent and unsigned musicians offer downloads of their music in hopes of attracting more fans. If you don't think violating copyright laws by downloading music with filesharing programs like Kazaa, Grokster, Morpheus, Madster, eDonkey, Direct Connect, OpenNap, iMesh, or Gnutella could get you in serious trouble, then you need to read RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Against File Swappers. You can avoid any such problems (like lawsuits) by enjoying music fromrepparttar 135579 tens of thousands of talented musicians who offer legal downloads of their music.

You might be thinking--how do musicians make any money if they offer free music downloads. The simple answer is that they will make moneyrepparttar 135580 way they always have, by selling recordings, playing live concerts and selling merchandise such as T-shirts, hats, beer mugs and posters. Whilerepparttar 135581 RIAA sheds crocodile tears overrepparttar 135582 way file sharing programs rip offrepparttar 135583 recording artists,repparttar 135584 truth is, on average, a musician makes 41 cents for each CD sold. The record stores earn a couple of bucks per CD, andrepparttar 135585 record companies reap astronomical profits.

That is precisely why a number of top artists have announced their support for file sharing. Offering music downloads is at least as effective at drawing fans to a concert as selling a compact disc, and possibly more so.

With so much free music readily available, it is sometimes difficult to find music that's actually worth listening to. Although many bands and individuals offer music on their websites, there's no real way to tell if it's any good without actually downloading it. But you can help pick outrepparttar 135586 good fromrepparttar 135587 bad by using collaborative filtering, for example, by downloading music with iRATE radio which can be found at

Another way to find worthwhile music downloads is to let others dorepparttar 135588 work and then readingrepparttar 135589 music reviews which several web sites offer. One ofrepparttar 135590 best such sites is Fingertips, which calls itself "An intelligent guide to free and legal music onrepparttar 135591 web." Other websites that provide reviews of music downloads are Gods of Music and Gigatracks.

By downloading your favorite music tunes, you are no longer constrained by offerings from a single CD. Do some research for quality music download sites, take advantage of any free trials onrepparttar 135592 pay sites, downloadrepparttar 135593 music, burn your own CD filled with your personal favorites, turn uprepparttar 135594 volume and "letrepparttar 135595 good times roll."

Larry Denton is a retired history teacher having taught 33 years at Hobson High in Hobson, Montana. He is currently V.P. of Elfin Enterprises, Inc., an Internet business providing valuable information on a variety of timely topics. For a music studio full of suggestions, resources and advice about music downloads, visit

Casino Gambling Tips for Online Gambling

Written by Tom Howze

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Study Conditions for Cashing Out
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Remember to place a limit on what you will spend! To reflect onrepparttar 135591 previous sentence, if you blow everything all at once, you missrepparttar 135592 future opportunity to hit a potential winning streak. On top of that gambling should be fun, entertaining and profitable. It should not take money from your bills or necessities (or your spouse).

Tom Howze is a webmaster for 9 sites that relate to 2005 World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour events, updates and information for online casino betting .

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