Rhapsody Music Downloads Part II – A Pleasant Experience?

Welcome back to Part II of Rhapsody Music Downloads! I hope you took an opportunity to enjoy the first week of your two-week trial. Must have been a joy to stream and download online music by the truckloads. Now…you did take the liberty to utilize the free trial, didn’t you??

In my last article, I summarized the history surrounding the service which allows you to download and/or stream tens of 1000’s of songs quickly with superior quality (at 160Kbps WMA, you can’t go wrong…). Also covered were some of the elegant features in the new Rhapsody 3 version.

This article will be more practical in scope, covering the experience you may expect when encountering the fully-featured service. For more information, though, you may read the full Rhapsody music downloads review here. [http://download-latest-online-music.com/rhapsody-downloads.html]

If you compare the software to that of Napster or iTunes, you will find that for some reason the Rhapsody Music Downloads software takes a bit longer to download. The interface, as I’ve stated, is magnificent, although it looks less “current” than that of Napster or iTunes.

You will find that the songs are quite easy to find even though you will generally have an additional screen or two to click through compared with Napster and iTunes in order to get to your favorite song.

I.e., whereas Napster lists the most popular songs first, then conveniently lists the catalog underneath, the interface associated with the Rhapsody music downloads service will first list the five most popular songs on the first page. If, for example, your favorite hit doesn’t show up there, you just click on “more”, and more tracks list, which will list more of the popular songs.

How about albums? The list of albums, not to mention single releases, will portray on a window to the left of the popular track list.

With Rhapsody music downloads, the track selection is not present immediately on the same page that the album list is on. You’ll have to click on the album cover or name in order to check out the track selection before you stream or download online music.

iTunes and Napster on the other hand will not only list the albums but it immediately lists the songs available for downloading online music on each album. And… they both also maintain the option of clicking on the album in order to navigate its track content.

The Rhapsody music downloads service does make up for this though. Unlike Napster, where you’ll have to click to an extra page if you don’t find your favorite album, all album, singles and even compilation albums where your favorite artists’ songs may abound, come all on one page – the first page you arrive when you type in the artist’s name.

Also as for Napster, when you actually come to the next page (by clicking on “more”), the releases are arranged in a haphazard fashion that makes finding what you want a bit more difficult before you download online music.

The situation is even more of a challenge with iTunes which does not immediately spoon-feed you with all album releases in its list.

So in short, Rhapsody wins bigtime with album/single release navigation; Napster and iTunes win slightly with track navigation. Oh… with the Rhapsody music downloads service, you’ll also find tracks on the album that aren’t available for download.

Looking for artists similar to the one you typed in? Rhapsody provides this conveniently on the right of the screen. You’ll also find influential artists to your searched artist, and also followers (artists that your searched artist influenced). Spin-offs and precursors to the artist, if any, are listed too. No other digital music downloads service entertains these options.

For example, Napster will only list similar artists, whereas iTunes won’t even go that far (I suppose they can get away with it though – at least for now).

I discussed Rhapsody’s “My Library” search tool in my last article. But how elegant is the music store search tool? Is it better than iTunes? Napster? Wal-mart (yes, they offer downloads as well)?

I’ll cover these, as well as how the Rhapsody music downloads service can be the cheapest for you out of all the legitimate digital music services (spending pennies on the dollar), and other odds and ends in a future article.

So, stay tuned. While you’re waiting, don’t forget to read the full Rhapsody music downloads review here. [http://download-latest-online-music.com/rhapsody-downloads.html]

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Unlimited Music Downloads – Tips On Downloading Music MP3

Unlimited music downloads was a dream to music lovers in the past. Today it has become a reality to us. With so many online music stores, we are able to find songs we love, download them onto our computer or portable media device such as the MP3 player. This article would share with you what are some of the benefits of downloading music online and why it will take over traditional music CD as the largest source of music for the world.

Benefits of Downloading Music Online

1. Convenience of Music Downloads

You can access to unlimited music downloads anywhere you want with an internet connection and media file players such as Windows Media Player, Real One Player, etc. You don’t have to hunt for a music store, nor step out of your house to get hold of a CD.

2. Ease and Speed of Downloading Music

Did you know that searching, finding and downloading can be done in double-quick time? In fact, once you have identified the list of songs you wish to download, you can leave your desk, and go for a short break. When you are back, the music downloads would have been complete and they are hot for playing. Forget about having to ransack the music CD store to look for your favorite songs and singer.

3. Choice of Music Downloads

Gone were the days when you are forced to buy a whole CD even if you only like one song inside. With an unlimited music downloads, you have a choice as to what song title you wish to download and listen. There is no need to skip those songs you don’t really want to listen to so you can relax and plug in only to your favorites.

4. Compact & Portable

With MP3 media, it is so simple to store your music. Nowadays, the prices of MP3 players such as iPod, iRiver, Creative, etc have become affordable even for those models with huge disk capacity. Remember those days when we have to carry large CD cases whenever we travel around, and those clumsy moments of switching from one CD to another? A matchbox size MP3 player can easily store a few hundred songs.

There is one beauty about unlimited music downloads that must be mentioned here. You no longer have to go through the tedious process of ripping songs from CDs and burning them either to a CD or transferring them to your MP3 player. Everything at the music downloads site is a simple zip and go. Music lovers who are keen on laying their hands on a lifetime access of unlimited music downloads, drop by and read more at my blog.

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4 Vital Tips to Find the Best Music Site for Unlimited Music Downloads

It is not new to anyone to download music online. But sites that offer unlimited music downloads for pennies are probably quite new. In fact, nowadays they are becoming so popular among music lovers given its convenience. No matter whether you are at home or overseas, you can get access to an online music store and start plugging into the huge libraries of unlimited music downloads.

No, we are not talking about free sites that allow you to download online music. These sites are notorious for attaching malicious Trojans, worms, spyware and adware onto your computer alongside with the MP3 files. Corrupted and unreadable song files are pretty common as well.

Ok, we are going to discuss about the genuine membership sites that offer you unlimited music downloads. These are the sites that give you complete, unedited full versions of songs, music and soundtracks. You would find the following 4 tips useful in finding the best music site.

1. Price of Lifetime Membership

Nowadays, the sites offer you a lifetime membership with unlimited access to download music. You need not pay for per song you download or be limited by the bandwidth. Many of the better sites are charging you less than $39.99 for unlimited music downloads. So be sure to avoid those that are overcharging.

2. Types of Media Files Available

Music MP3s are probably what you need for the moment. Do you know that nowadays, these services also provide movies, videos, music videos and even TV show downloads? So if you are using a video iPod or Zune player, you can get to watch movies like Transformers and 1408 on your gadgets.

3. Variety in Music Genre

Everyone has his or her preference when it comes to different kinds of music. You may want to check out each service to see if they offer you the music genre you are looking for. Chances are if they provide unlimited music downloads, you can get multi-genre selections such as pop, jazz, rap, hip hop, rock and more.

4. Professional Service Setup

What makes a paid download site service professional? Different people have different opinions about this but generally, here are some suggestions. The after-sales customer and technical support needs to be competent and ready at all times to serve you. Also, the user interface better be user-friendly and download speeds need to be good. On top of that, the download environment has to be secured and free from malicious software like spyware.

These are the 4 quick tips that would help you find a suitable site for music MP3s to feed your iPod, Zune or any digital portable player. With dozens of services providing unlimited music downloads, it can be quite confusing to find one.