After over a year of dial-up, we’re finally getting a cable line installed in the next two weeks - and with it, the glories of broadband. Huzzah!
I’ve done some preliminary scoping of the popular music services online now - iTunes, Napster, et. al. I know I want to go legit this time around, I’ve been too long out of the P2P scene and don’t want to invest time and energy to find a “safe” file sharing setup. I don’t mind paying a buck a song.
What I need is help to be an informed consumer. I don’t have an iPod and don’t plan on getting one, so I’m not sure if iTunes is right for me. Napster’s setup seems to imply that if you can only burn tunes to disc if you’re on their monthly subscription plan, and if you cancel, you can’t play your purchased tunes on your PC anymore.
When I buy and download a song, I want to be able to keep it on my hard drive as long as I want, and also be able to burn it to CD. (A wide selection to choose from would be nice, too.) That’s all I’m looking for.
So: Dopers, what music service do you use and recommend? Is there an option out there for what I want to do with my music, without too many caveats?
Thanks in advance!