Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 24th Aug 2010 02:06 UTC
Multimedia, AV Earlier today I bought a $10 album from iTumes, which I wish I hadn't. The reviews were glorious, and the previews not indicative. Listening to the album all I could hear was hipster drivel. Obviously, I wanted my money back. Well, bad luck. iTunes won't give refunds. I tweeted about it, and a friend suggested Rdio. Rdio, a brand new streaming service, currently offers a 3-day free trial -- without the need for a credit card. For $5 let's you stream their huge library on your desktop via an Adobe AIR app or browser, and for $10 let's you also stream from Android/BBerry/iOS, plus be able to sync your music with you offline on these devices. Unlike and Pandora, Rdio let's you stream on-demand.
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Grooveshark and Spotify are free
by kragil on Tue 24th Aug 2010 04:47 UTC
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Grooveshark and Spotify are good alternatives. The Spotify app is really nice, it lets you star and queue songs, it is lightweight, fast and has lots of infos and links etc. But some stupid artists like ACDC and Metallica and I think Sony stuff are not on there.

Grooveshark has everything everywhere, but their website is just one big and ugly flash blob. (The amazing thing is that Grooveshark seems legal in Germany. Major news outlets touting it as a Spotify alternative.)
And you can rip songs really easy from both.(Ripping internet radio is even encouraged by the government. Only filesharing is portrait as the devil reincarnate, which is totally stupid obviously)

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