Since my last post about Cooliris dealt with sight, let’s focus this time on the issue of sound. More specifically how to hear complete music tracks and the latest whole albums for FREE.
Because I want to introduce to you a website where you can legally access MILLIONS of tracks on demand, in full, and where they are adding up to 30,000 more songs to it’s library each day!
It’s called We7 and I love it.
But what’s the catch I hear you cry, didn’t the music industry nail Napster for doing the same sort of thing?
They did, but the reason this is legal and has the full backing of the record companies is that We7 are coughing up the royalties and are doing it the way most commercial companies provide free stuff…by advertising.
And that’s the catch but trust me, it’s a very minimal one.
These mini-verts are all placed between tracks, not during them, and last only a few seconds. If you’re playing a whole album from start to finish you might expect these very short messages every 3 songs.
To access all the tracks you only have to visit the we7 website but to really get the most from this free music bonanza requires completing the short registration process.
And once you have it’s like a mini iTunes interface mixed with a mini social networking site. You can browse by genre, search for specific tracks, get suggestions from others and create multiple playlists that We7 remembers and will even allow you to share with friends.
But what you can’t do without actually purchasing the tracks, although you can do that as well with We7, is add the songs to your MP3 Player…that would be asking for too much.
This is a streaming service so you need to be sitting in front of a web browser to play the music. Mind you, it doesn’t have to be at your computer it’s wherever you happen to be online.
Nevertheless as a FREE music source the amount and quality of the content is amazing, but it’s the acesss to new albums that’s the incredible bit.
I haven’t brought a new album for months because of this site, they’ve all been available for free on We7. Even with the advertising revenue I don’t know why the record companies are allowing it.
But that’s their issue, yours is only what to listen to next.
So to hear the new Kings of Leon album, you’ve been given a royal decree.
Aiming for the new Guns N’ Roses album, shoot straight to it.
Dying to listen to the new Killers album, dig in.
Or keen to hear the Same Difference album, not a problem…but I think you may have one.
To mine this free musical motherlode for yourself, just click on this here link www.we7.com