If you absolutely, positively, without a doubt HAVE to buy digital music instead CD’s, then stop using iTunes! We here at evadethenoise would like to help you, listeners of fine music, make the transition away from iTunes, and we’ll give you a few good reasons why your next digital music purchase shouldn’t be from Apple.
The truth is, you shouldn’t be purchasing digital music in the first place. The actual CD is always the safer bet. Not only will you get the excellent printed album art (which isn’t always excellent, but you get the point), but you’ll get a nice fresh copy of the album in your hands. Take your CD, import it into your computer, sync your music player and be on your way. Furthermore, your CD will become the official “backup copy” of your music in case your computer decides to commit digital suicide—also known as crashing. But I digress.
Although every writer for evadethenoise uses and love Apple products, we’ll always love cheap music more. And when it comes to digital music, Amazon.com is where it’s at! We’ve been doing a little testing of the new digital music store at Amazon, and we’re impressed to say the least. Not only do they have a large and growing music library, but every song comes in MP3 format, so you know you can take it anywhere you want and on as many devices as you need. Ever tried to transfer your music from one computer to another only to find out your songs have been “locked”? With amazon.com you can move your music freely without restriction because well—you paid for it!
Speaking of paying for it, did we mention it’s cheaper? Many songs on Amazon are a base price of .89 cents, 10 cents cheaper than your friends are paying through iTunes. So let’s do some elementary math: 10 songs on iTunes for .99 cents = $9.90 and 10 songs for .89 cents on Amazon = $8.90 which means you can go grab yourself another song and still afford 2 pieces of Bazooka bubble gum. Wow, music and bubble gum—excellent. Not to mention the fact that whole albums are generally a buck or two cheaper. For instance, we told you about this 32 track album from The Pinker Tones. iTunes is offering it for their usual, pricey $9.99, but on Amazon it’s only $7.99! Now you can grab yourself a Slurpee and enjoy your music in the car on the way there.
Listen, it’s simple. You get your cheap digital music, eat junk food, and you can tell your mom your learning how to save money in this crazy American economy—let’s be honest, moms love sales.