Meanwhile, if you want to download non-DRM music for free or cheap, there's always eDonkey, ThePirateBay.org and AllOfMP3.com.
Amazing that the only folks who've managed to offer a usable, decent music service are the ones who are ripping off the music industry. If I was a musician hoping to earn a royalty or two, I'd be plenty pissed at how my label (through IFPI) keeps chasing off the paying customers.
It took the move after it was told to remove the service's search by artist...Link
"Consumers were allowed a high degree of interactivity that breached these rules in many ways - for example, streaming individual tracks on demand," it said.
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