Butterfly Cauldron

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hello, my name is Zan and I'm an eMusic addict

So, a few months ago I canceled my subscription to eMusic.com. I did this because I was getting ready to move and I'm poor, so even $10 a month for mucho music seemed like an extravagance I can't afford. I have been soldiering on, not getting my 3 to 4 cds a month fix as best I could.

Then, this week, I've been getting emails from then. Tempting emails. Promising me 50 free downloads if I come back. Telling me how they're changing their download structure and if I come back now, I'll be able to still get 40 downloads a month for $10 instead of the 30 everyone else will get if they sign up after the 21st. (Which is today, right?) But no, no. I resisted. Mostly because I didn't have 10 bucks in my account to pay for the first month, but hey, I resisted, right?

Then yesterday, they sent me an email -- 50 free downloads AND the 40 a month AND the first month free. Well. I was damned. My last excuse, I just didn't have the cash for that first month, was gone. And so, I caved. I rejoined. And I've downloaded three new cds since yesterday. And I've still got enough downloads for probably three more. *sigh*

My name is Zan. I am an eMusic download junkie. Also, if you all sign up for an account, I get 50 free downloads for each of you. So, if you like Indie music and wanna screw the major recording companies, let me know. Send me your email, I'll send you an invite, and then get free music!

I really like eMusic because first, they're incredibly cheap. Even at 30 songs a month, that's almost three cds for $10. Where ya gonna get that? It's independant music, which means it's stuff that you can't find most other places and it's generally awesome. (I mean, you're not gonna find the latest Pussycat Dolls here, but really why would you want to?) The songs come free of that damned copyright protection software you find at fricking iTunes -- so you can put it in any MP3 player, burn it to as many cds as you like, email it to friends, whatever. Once you buy it, it's all yours, just like a regular cd is (or should be. I'm looking at you Sony. Fuckwads. I'm just glad I've got a Mac, so I don't have to worry about the crap PC users can run into with this stupid copyright software.)

Plus, they've got a huge selection of free music. Seriously, I get more cds for free there. Usually, I download about 7 cds a month. Three I pay for and another four from the free section. It's awesome. I get to find all sorts of new music that way, stuff I'd never think of paying 15 bucks for in a store because you know, I hadn't heard it before. You can sample the songs before you download them and it's just freaking awesome. It's made my Music Coolness Quotiant go waaay up. They've got sections for just about any kind of music you can imagine. Myself, I'm a punk/alternative/folk girl. But they've got gospel, rap, country, whatever. Also, they've got a huge catalog of older music -- stuff you can't find anymore. So, seriously, if you like music, I cannot recommend this place enough.

(And yes, the timestamp is right. It's 4 a.m. I can't sleep again. Bah.)

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posted by Zan at 3:56 AM


I was going to tell you to wait a month (ha!) because they'll probably have a better deal for Xmas. I wish I were more motivated on the music front.

5:05 PM  

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