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Created by myusernam Friday, 12 Jan 2018
myusernam
QLD, 4560 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 9:29AM
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whats the best way to get free music on my phone? I am cancelling my google play subscription and i dont think theres a way i can keep all the content. (need rooted phone etc) I think spotify might be slightly easier with a paid app, so I could join, download a heap of stuff, convert then cancel. but there has to be an easier way. It was easier in the good ol days with limewire etc. I have searched pirate bay in the past for music but it didn't seem all that good. what does everyone else do? Just pay? $18 a month for the fam and none of us use it that often - because its a work phone I cant stream data in the car which limits my enjoyment

knot board
QLD, 1154 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 10:15AM
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Spotify premium costs 40 cents per day for access to every song ever written, that's pretty good value if you ask me and the artist gets paid so the music industry has a future.

Since signing up I have deleted my whole pirated music collection which was in the order of gigabytes.

Yes, I'm a convert.

myusernam
QLD, 4560 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 10:19AM
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yeah google play music is 17.95 per month for the whole family. I think it will be good value when my kids get a bit older. But not so sure right now. I've tried both and i found google play had more stuff than spotify, better interface, good radio etc. but its what you get used to as well

shi thouse
WA, 624 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 8:49AM
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Why would you bother "stealing" music nowadays?

I have Spotify Premium and it costs me around $120 per year. Gives me access to everything I need, current and past. Putting that into context, I the "old" days I would by a cd or two per month at around $30 each. Hence $60 per month and then I had to contend with many songs on an album that I didn't like. So essentially $700 + per month.

So approx. $10 per month is not even going to get you a pint of beer.

Got an email from Spotify stating I had listened to over 68 000 minutes of music. In the grand scheme of things that is cheap entertainment plus I don't listen to adverts or the @#@$ that call themselves radio dj's.

Just pay up champ, essentially there is no such thing as free music.

myusernam
QLD, 4560 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 11:09AM
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ive bought under 20 albums in my life. - closer to ten but i did buy a few tapes when i was young. and zero movies, not one movie cd or cassette ever. I use my old man's netflix login. I dont like to pay.

SpaceCoyote
VIC, 146 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 12:39PM
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If you think about it, subscription services give you more than just music. Playlists, suggestions, new releases, radios etc. I'm on spotify premium too and since I signed up I have found so many songs by artists I have never even heard off just based off the type of music i listen to. And for $12 a month it's pretty cheap.

It's just not worth the effort to try to get the same music free.

Marsbars
108 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 11:28AM
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I like spotify premium for the family (2 teenagers) I was big into the torrent music for the ease of it as well as being pretty cheap but at $17 a month or there about its near on $15 a month less than what I used to spend on CD's for myself in the younger days.
You can download music to your phone to listen to while out of range or do on wifi if not wanting to use data.
If you can't afford it setup a go fundme page and post a link mate.

Harrow
NSW, 2181 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 3:27PM
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I'm packing up to move house at the moment, and wondering what to do with my 200+ CD's (plus a few boxes of vinyl)? Worth keeping, or do I just succumb to the technological evolution and sign up to a streaming service? Would all my music be available on Spotify? (Screaming Tribesman, Lime Spiders, Hitmen, Naked Lunch, etc....basically the Sydney live music scene in the 80's)

SpaceCoyote
VIC, 146 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 3:46PM
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Not all music is on spotify. TOOL for example. Which is a shame. But if you have your own music you can include it in your spotify playlists etc.

MDSXR6T
WA, 887 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 12:48PM
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shi thouse said..
Why would you bother "stealing" music nowadays?


Because it is still so quick and easy to do and why would you pay for something when its available for free? Well not free because i pay for the internet and unless you're watching live sport i can't even see why people pay for pay tv?

I've only ever bought one album or song on (an old school CD no less!) in my life (John Butler trio's first album) but hundreds of thousands of us have illegally downloaded every Eminem album and the bloke's still worth $200M so it cant hurt them too much

FlySurfer
NSW, 3848 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 4:36PM
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knot board said..
Spotify premium costs 40 cents per day for access to every song ever written, that's pretty good value if you ask me and the artist gets paid so the music industry has a future.


$0.99 for 3 months. $6/m for students. Spotify Philippines $2/m. Or just keep using free trials.

Deezer.

Chris_M
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Friday , 12 Jan 2018 4:53PM
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FlySurfer said..

knot board said..
Spotify premium costs 40 cents per day for access to every song ever written, that's pretty good value if you ask me and the artist gets paid so the music industry has a future.



$0.99 for 3 months. $6/m for students. Spotify Philippines $2/m. Or just keep using free trials.

Deezer.


Yep Deezer is ok.

But if you want free music on your phone that you can play without needing wifi I have an answer!

Get a decent SD card from the phone shop. Go to a website called MP3 Juices. Types in any band you want plus 'full album' in the search. Download it, and add it to a folder you create for music on your SD card. Create a shortcut to the folder on your homescreen. Play the files anytime you like without chewing through data.

It does have it's limitations, however is pretty awesome for a tightwad like me who wants to download music to phone.

Enjoy :)

shi thouse
WA, 624 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 9:44PM
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shi thouse said..
Why would you bother "stealing" music nowadays?




Because it is still so quick and easy to do and why would you pay for something when its available for free? Well not free because i pay for the internet and unless you're watching live sport i can't even see why people pay for pay tv?

I've only ever bought one album or song on (an old school CD no less!) in my life (John Butler trio's first album) but hundreds of thousands of us have illegally downloaded every Eminem album and the bloke's still worth $200M so it cant hurt them too much



Because at the end of the day, most of the artists that I listen to are not mainstream and I would dare say would be lucky to earn a massive income from their trade. A mate of mine is an Indie artist and earns a few hundred dollars from Spotify every few months. He deserves to be paid for what he does and it is his career.

What you're referring to is only a small percentage of the market and agreed these people earn ridiculous sums of money. But to me does not justify stealing music.

At the end of the day if that's how you justify your actions then good luck to you.

I personally love the convenience of Spotify and am more than happy to pay for the service. Spending time illegally trawling for sites that may have free music would be a PITA.

hilly
WA, 4027 posts
Friday , 12 Jan 2018 9:54PM
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Would you work for free?

wierd concept that you want to get someone's music (their job) for nothing. I just do not get it. Imagine telling the plumber you downloaded their job from another site so no you will not pay.

pandora was awesome but Spotify does the job. Apple Music is hard work. Pity Pandora closed down in aus

Keaw Yed.
WA, 158 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 5:42AM
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Why not hit a mate up that has Spotify and join under their account

FlySurfer
NSW, 3848 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 12:03PM
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shi thouse said..
At the end of the day if that's how you justify your actions then good luck to you.


Piracy is the biggest known personal technology driver... do you really think you'd have a mobile phone without it?
Do you think those singers would have their tech and audience without it?
Do you think you could buy an 8TB HDD for $300 without it?

thedrip
WA, 2008 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 9:48AM
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FlySurfer said..

shi thouse said..
At the end of the day if that's how you justify your actions then good luck to you.



Piracy is the biggest known personal technology driver... do you really think you'd have a mobile phone without it?
Do you think those singers would have their tech and audience without it?
Do you think you could buy an 8TB HDD for $300 without it?


Yes.

its immoral and illegal and NOT victimless which is the reason I don't do it.

You probably think there is no harm in throwing a coke can out the window, sitting above the speed limit and checking your phone in the car because you can, or making dodgy tax claims because it doesn't hurt anyone, but whinge when roads or government benefits aren't up to scratch, or education funding gets cut.

Its just music and "everyone" does it hey?

FlySurfer
NSW, 3848 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 1:12PM
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thedrip said..
Its just music and "everyone" does it hey?


I'm not sure you understand what I'm saying.
Piracy drives personal technology.
Technology enables the creation and reproduction of the media.

What if people are downloading media just to justify their purchase of technology, and not really listening/watching it?
What if a producer or distributor is taking 90% of the profits, and piracy is increasing the audience?
I'm not for or against piracy, I'm just saying the right/wrong equation isn't as clear cut as some might think it is.

So if not paying your taxes creates more advanced roads...

thedrip
WA, 2008 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 10:31AM
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FlySurfer said..


thedrip said..
Its just music and "everyone" does it hey?




I'm not sure you understand what I'm saying.
Piracy drives personal technology.
Technology enables the creation and reproduction of the media.

What if people are downloading media just to justify their purchase of technology, and not really listening/watching it?
What if a producer or distributor is taking 90% of the profits, and piracy is increasing the audience?
I'm not for or against piracy, I'm just saying the right/wrong equation isn't as clear cut as some might think it is.

So if not paying your taxes creates more advanced roads...



Oh I understand I just think you are wrong. Piracy doesn't drive ICT development. I think your argument is simplistic, blinkered and reductive.

To he clear from my previous post - Yes I do think I would be able to buy a 8TBB hard drive for $300 without it.

evlPanda
NSW, 8220 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 2:17PM
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myusernam said..
ive bought under 20 albums in my life. - closer to ten but i did buy a few tapes when i was young. and zero movies, not one movie cd or cassette ever. I use my old man's netflix login. I dont like to pay.



You could buy a guitar and play your own music. I can't help you get a free guitar, cheapskate.

FlySurfer
NSW, 3848 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 7:47PM
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Yes I do think I would be able to buy a 8TBB hard drive for $300 without it.

Just shows how ignorant you are on the subject, the whole internet developed on the back of filesharing. Back in the early 80's nobody gave a crap about the internet unless it was for filesharing on a BBS. And even today bittorrent accounts for a huge % of bandwidth.

There would be no demand for large HDD if it weren't for storing pirated content.
How much would it cost to fill a 160GB iPod with legitimate music, let alone an 8TB HDD?

thedrip
WA, 2008 posts
Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 9:39PM
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thedrip said..
Yes I do think I would be able to buy a 8TBB hard drive for $300 without it.



Just shows how ignorant you are on the subject, the whole internet developed on the back of filesharing. Back in the early 80's nobody gave a crap about the internet unless it was for filesharing on a BBS. And even today bittorrent accounts for a huge % of bandwidth.

There would be no demand for large HDD if it weren't for storing pirated content.
How much would it cost to fill a 160GB iPod with legitimate music, let alone an 8TB HDD?



Yep. You are right. The internet and ICT has been developed purely for porn and pirating. My bad. That table sure looks like it must be the Oracle.

ummm...so that makes immoral and illegal acts okay then?

And you don't reckon the military and business and professions and higher education research have all wanted more and more powerful computers which demand more and more memory that then becomes cheaper and cheaper have had anything to do with it? Guess not.

My first 2G thumbdrive for $180 sure looks expensive now - thank god for pirates.

Harrow
NSW, 2181 posts
Sunday , 14 Jan 2018 7:20PM
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I'm going to rob a bank tomorrow. It's okay, because I'm going to steal a fast car to use for the getaway. The owner of the stolen car will get it replaced under insurance, which means another fast car has to be produced in the factory....increasing production of fast cars and thus lowering their unit price.

FlySurfer
NSW, 3848 posts
Monday , 15 Jan 2018 2:14PM
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Harrow said..
I'm going to rob a bank tomorrow. It's okay, because I'm going to steal a fast car to use for the getaway. The owner of the stolen car will get it replaced under insurance, which means another fast car has to be produced in the factory....increasing production of fast cars and thus lowering their unit price.


Sorry mate, no fast cars exist no demand for them, you've got a choice of a donkey and cart, or for a million bucks you can have a horse and carriage.

Poida
WA, 1661 posts
Monday , 15 Jan 2018 2:57PM
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try the radio, its free, but with ads
Ive got Spotify premium for the family, 4 accounts for $18 per month

dmitri
VIC, 866 posts
Monday , 15 Jan 2018 6:32PM
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"It doesn't matter so long as there's an extra nickel to be drained by exploiting Led Zeppelin, it's great."

- Peter Grant (pi$$ed off over pirate LZ posters sellers). 1973.




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