The Music Internet Untangled: Using Online Services to Expand Your Musical Horizons

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Giant Path Pub., 2004 - Computers - 211 pages
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Online music services are taking off, yet few people know how to take full advantage of them. From Internet radio services to online jukeboxes and music download stores, there are scores of new options for music lovers to consider-all just a mouse-click away. THE MUSIC INTERNET UNTANGLED makes sense of these options and shows readers how to make savvy use of these services. Online music is about more than delivering music conveniently. It's about finding more good music than you ever thought possible. It's about getting A LOT more music for your money-legally. It's about finding new ways to bring music into your life. This jargon-free guide shows you how to make it happen, whether you're connecting from home or work, whether you're an Internet novice or veteran. Learn what each type of service has to offer and read detailed profiles of all the major services, complete with pros and cons and concrete plans for getting up and running. Then find out how to go online to get answers to your specific questions about music. Updated to reflect the latest developments in the world of online music, this book gives you the tools you need to make the most of your online musical journey.
  

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Contents

Preface
5
Introduction
7
INTERNET MUSIC SERVICES
11
Leaving Your Home Town
13
The Place to Start
20
A Toolbox for Music Exploration
26
Other Internet Radio Services
31
Youre in the Drivers Seat
33
Finding Album Reviews
98
Using Bestof Lists
105
Using Music Awards to Find Out Whats Hot
109
Using Music Charts to Find Out Whats Hot
111
What Are They Saying?
113
Questions about Artists
115
Learning More About Music Genres
123
Finding People Who Share Your Interests
126

Your Own Personal Station
35
Other Personalized Radio Services
41
Unlimited Listening for a Flat Fee
43
A NearCelestial Jukebox
48
Building Your Digital Music Collection
56
Downloads for the iPod People
61
Downloading for Discovery
67
One Stop Shop for Digital Music
75
Napster Other OnDemand Services
83
Free OnDemand Services
88
Looking Ahead
91
MUSIC INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET
95
Using Music Information on the Internet
97
INTERNET MUSIC DISCOVERY PLANS
131
An Internet Music Discovery Plan
133
Live365 Discovery Plan
135
MSN Radio Discovery Plan
145
LAUNCHcast Discovery Plan
153
Rhapsody Discovery Plan
162
iTunes Music Store Discovery Plan
170
eMusic Discovery Plan
179
Musicmatch Online Discovery Plan
188
Glossary
199
Index
207
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