It’s all over the news these days. Download music from the Internet and you could be sued, fined, and/or go to jail. The truth is free music downloads, done correctly, are completely legal. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) aggressively prosecutes copyright violators. And well they should – it’s piracy plain and simple. But there are millions of free mp3 downloads legally available. RIAA doesn’t want you to know this and wants you to believe any music downloads you don’t pay for are illegal.
How do I get Free Downloadable Music without breaking the law?
First understand the difference between restricted and unrestricted copyrights. Nearly all songs have an artist or record label copyright. Many copyrights restrict gratis downloads. But many musicians want to share their music at no charge through free downloads. Why, you might ask? Some are unknowns looking for exposure, but many famous musicians know it’s in their interest to offer free downloads. It inevitably leads to more CD, concert and merchandise sales. Plus it boosts their image and popularity.
Most music download services offer a free trial period when you can download songs at no cost.
Cancel before the trial ends and the songs cost nothing. Of course they hope you’ll stay and pay the monthly membership fee, which in reality is a cheap way to expand your music collection. Study the membership terms as some sites only allow use of the downloads while you are a member. In addition, a “free music” search will lead to sites – by or for musicians – that offer Youtube to MP3 Converter for free. The internet, along with free mp3 downloads and music piracy has made nearly every song available to anyone with an internet connection and a hard drive to store it on. The average person can build an MP3 music library that is as large as or larger than the DJs themselves. The web has replaced DJ as the place to search for music, and instead of people who need a DJ to deliver mix tapes or CDs, they can download and write as many different playlists as they want. In some cases, events that previously had a live DJ opted to use an iPod connected to a sound system instead.
The current state of the music industry puts DJs in front of the challenge of further proving their worth to the public and even internet users. Probably one of the best ways DJs can show their values and skills is to create remixes of songs that will give people a different perspective on the DJ’s skills. DJs can also be music producers and use their love of great songs to help artists create great new songs. Mash-up mixes have also become popular, a change to previous DJ mixes/song mixes. The DJ should no longer rely on being necessary as a provider of mobile Jukeboxes and/or PA systems and should seek to offer deeper music services of their own. They should focus on personality and have qualities that technology alone cannot change. This will keep Deejay relevant in the future as more changes occur in the music industry as a whole.
The Internet offers DJs many advantages
And also makes it as easy as non-DJs to build large music libraries. The popularity of Internet radio also allows mix show and club style DJs to expand their reach beyond their local area. And share their mixes worldwide. This is particularly useful for niche/underground genre DJs. As they can receive reservations remotely after listening to an internet radio show. Or social networking site with their music selection. The DJ needs to experiment and learn to use all new business as new promotional opportunities while trying to get even better with the mixes and services he offers.