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

Written by Larry Denton

The download revolution is in full gear! In 2004, legal song downloads increased tenfold to more than 200 million worldwide. According to some projections, downloads will account for a quarter of record company sales by 2009. There are now over 240 million users trading MP3s, videos, software, and games on legal file-sharing networks. You can, for example, legally download music from over 850 different bands, over 20,000 live concerts as well as have access to multiple software titles and games. File sharing is not illegal so long as you follow all relevant copyright laws. Sharing copyrighted material without permission to do so IS illegal.

As Janis Ian said in a live radio interview, "The Internet and downloading are here to stay. . . Anyone who thinks otherwise should prepare themselves to end up onrepparttar slagheap of history." Although strongly opposed byrepparttar 135579 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), downloading has become a way of life for most music lovers. Rather than resist this change,repparttar 135580 music industry should be rejoicing at a new technological advance withrepparttar 135581 ability to "push" their product. Here is a fool-proof method to deliver music to millions of people who might not otherwise purchase a CD in a store. It's instantaneous,repparttar 135582 costs are minimal, shipping non-existent--in short, a staggering vehicle for higher earnings and lower costs.

The music industry had exactlyrepparttar 135583 same hysterical reaction torepparttar 135584 advent of reel-to-reel home tape recorders, cassettes, minidiscs, VHS, BETA, music videos, MTV, and a host of other technological advances designed to makerepparttar 135585 consumer's life easier and better. And rather than spend billions of dollars and countless years in courtroom battles over inane copyright laws,repparttar 135586 music business should embrace downloading and reaprepparttar 135587 benefits of free exposure forrepparttar 135588 artists.

Realistically, why do most people download music? To hear NEW music, or listen to records that have been deleted and are no longer available for purchase. The goal is not to avoid paying $5 atrepparttar 135589 local used CD store, or taping it offrepparttar 135590 radio, but to hear music they simply can't find anywhere else. Face it--most people cannot afford to spend $17.95 to experiment on music they may not want.

Who gets hurt by free downloads? Aside from a handful of super-stars like Celine Dion, not many. The artists only benefit. The primary way an artist becomes successful is through exposure. Without exposure, no one comes to concerts, no one buys CDs, no one buysrepparttar 135591 T-shirts orrepparttar 135592 posters. Free downloading gives a chance to every do-it-yourselfer and garage band out there.

Casino Gambling Tips for Online Gambling

Written by Tom Howze

Casino gambling tips forrepparttar Internet are good to know because betting at an online casino is a little different from a land based casino. For one when playing slots, how can you tell ifrepparttar 135578 odds online are good or not? Do you know whatrepparttar 135579 casino requires for play before cashing out winnings? When selecting to play overrepparttar 135580 Internet forrepparttar 135581 first time you should keeprepparttar 135582 following in mind:

Read payout percentage reports forrepparttar 135583 best odds
PriceWaterhouseCoopers isrepparttar 135584 prominent accountant inrepparttar 135585 field of analyzingrepparttar 135586 game odds for online casinos. These can be viewed for separate casinos by scrolling torepparttar 135587 bottom and clicking onrepparttar 135588 PriceWaterhouseCoopers logo. You may have to click onrepparttar 135589 report to enlarge it, but there you can seerepparttar 135590 percentages for slots, table games and other areas in whichrepparttar 135591 casino has games. There are reports for each month of operation and ifrepparttar 135592 slots are 96% and above, these odds are better than in Las Vegas. Another firm is The Online Players Association that performsrepparttar 135593 same auditing and checks.

Terms and Conditions
All casinos are different and one thing that separates them isrepparttar 135594 Terms and Conditions for which they operate. Here you can find outrepparttar 135595 details for cashing out if you take them up on bonuses. Some will give you a high percentage bonus, but may want 25X play before you cash out. Unless these are games that you love to play you may want to find somewhere else to take your chances. Reviewing this policy can help

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