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With Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iCloud, there has never been an easier — or more confusing — time to buy music. Avowed music geek Dan Kantor of exfm tells you everything you need to know about how (and where) you should buy your music online.

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AlbumsWith the recent launches of Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iCloud, there has never been an easier time to buy a song. Each service is different, though, and each has their strengths and weaknesses. Depending on your phone, listening habits and geekiness, you are better off going with one service over another. Here is a handy guide to help you choose which service is best for you.

Do you own an iPhone? Are you a geek?

Then you should use Amazon Cloud Player. iTunes still sells their music in AAC format. This is different from MP3. Even though many devices play AAC, you are still safer buying an MP3 file. Plus, Amazon always has deals, and you can pick up many albums for $5. After you purchase a song, you can listen to it on Amazon’s Cloud Player website, but you’ll likely want to get it on your phone. Amazon has a nice app that auto-downloads purchased tunes and sticks them right into iTunes. From there, you can use the new iOS5 Sync over Wifi and transfer the song to your iPhone without much hassle.

Do you own an iPhone, but are not a geek?

You should use iTunes. You don’t care about AAC. Saving $5 on an album is not worth the extra steps getting it on your phone. iCloud makes it easy to download purchased songs on to all your devices and computers. Maybe you’ll even use Ping to tell your friends what you bought (just kidding!).

Should you pay $25 a year for iTunes Match?

That’s a tougher question because both geeks and non-geeks alike will find things to love and hate about Match. On the geeky side, you are thinking that a lot of your music was ripped poorly at a low bitrate and has skips in it. Paying $25 to convert to cleaner files with a higher bitrate is enticing. Of course, they are still AAC and it’s not like there is a nice website to go stream all this from. You’ll still be downloading manually and you may have more than 25,000 songs which means you are SOL with Match. For the rest of you non-geeks, it’s probably worth it. You don’t use Dropbox to transfer songs from one computer to another. You don’t care about AAC. You are not sure what syncing songs over Wifi means. Match makes it easier to listen to your music on your computer at home and at work. You should do it.

Do you own an Android?

If so, let’s eliminate iTunes. Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music offer great experiences getting music on your phone. You can purchase from right within the app. You can also purchase from the web and the music will be instantly available on your device for streaming. So which of the two should you use? You are probably better off using Amazon at this point. As with the Kindle, Amazon is a retailer that is committed to being on all devices. That means that the music you purchase on Amazon today will find its way on to many devices in the future. Will we see Cloud Player on the iPhone? Most likely, at some point. Will we see Google Music? Maybe. But if it’s as good as Gmail or any other Google apps on the iPhone, then it won’t be worth it anyway. Another reason to use Amazon is that you can easily download songs to your phone for offline listening. As an added bonus, the music you download is available in other apps — like games and such. Google Music allows you to “pin” music for offline listening but that music only will play within Google Music. As far as I can tell, you cannot access it from other apps. One thing Google Music has going for it is integration with Google+. It remains to be seen how effective that is, but the idea of sharing purchased songs with your friends is a step in the right direction. Music is social, and none of the above services have cracked that yet.

So there you have it. A helpful guide to purchasing music. We’ve come a long way and it sure is great to see three big companies competing on features and price. We are all better off for it. As for me? I mostly purchase from Amazon and Bandcamp with the occasional iTunes and now Google Music sprinkled in. I guess if you are an ultra music geek with many devices, that’s your best bet!

Dan Kantor is the CEO of exfm, a social music service, as well as an adjunct professor at NYU ITP. He spends his days listening to music and wrote this post after repeatedly being asked by friends the best ways to buy music today.

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    1. This article is incorrect about downloading Google Music purchases. You can download them individually from the your Google Music library as a 320kbps MP3. Or if you use the Music Manager, there is now an option to download all music purchases. Try downloading all your purchases with Amazon. You have to check them all one by one.

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    2. This is actually a slight misnomer.

      Yes it’s superior in that it can achieve a sound quality equal to Mp3 at the same bit rate in a (marginally) smaller file size, but from a quality standpoint they’re about the same. Both formats are what’s called “Lossy” compression, so data is lost when compression is done.

      Since it all comes down to the ear, most people won’t be able to sonic-ly tell the difference between and AAC and Mp3 file of the same song encoded at the same bit rate.

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      1. Michael you made a bit of a mistake. AAC sounds better at the same bitrate than MP3 because of more sophisticated compression. If and AAC and a MP3 song are the same bitrate the size will be exactly the game.

        Fraunhofer created MP3 and then AAC. It’s infeasible to think they created a newer format that fails to be superior to their older format.

        All things considered I’d rather have higher quality in a smaller data package knowing that I can easily convert to MP3 when I need to.

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  89. Wendy, AAC may be technically superior but MP3 can be played everywhere. When buying its the safer choice for compatibility now and in the future.

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    1. iTunes doesn’t have DRM anymore Dan so it would be trivial to convert songs to MP3 if needed. In reality this article could be summed up easily.

      1. Buy according to price.

      2. If you own Apple equipment buy iTunes Match and you’ll get all the benefits of the iTunes Store

      3. If you have hardware that “only” plays MP3 get rid of it. It’s crap.

      4. Even Geeks can comfortably buy from iTunes. The automatic syncing of my music, video and books to all of my iDevices is worth more than doing the whole Amazon shuffle. My time is a bit more precious than saving a few cents.

      5. Get Spotify and Rdio and enjoy millions of tracks of music

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      1. Converting to MP3 is not hard but it’s an annoying PITA to do for everything you own. And then there’s the storage of it (you keeping two copies of every song?). No thanks. MP3 for the extendability across platforms.

        To Andre below, popularity has never been a very good measure of “good” (are you buying music according to Top 40?). iTunes is the most popular because iPods are the most popular MP3 players.

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    2. If you have iTunes, you would know that you can convert any file to mp3 in a few seconds. There isn’t a music storing system better than iTunes. If there was, they’d be the most popular system to use. Also, portable music is played mostly on iPod’s or iOS devices, so the file type is pretty irrelevant.

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      1. As an unrepentant and hapy Widows user, I can tell you with no uncertainty that iTunes for Windows is a horrid and frustrating experience. I was happy the day I deleted that mess from my system.
        I am now actually using a combination of Media Monkey/winamp and a cool app called subsonic to manage my extensive library (over 2 gig and counting). iTunes just doesn’t cut it

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      2. Both are lossy formats so every time you convert you lose more quality. The downside of buying in AAC (already lost some quality) then convert to MP3 is that it will be definition be lesser quality then if you bought it in MP3 initially.

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      3. LOL to the guy who uses Winamp and thinks 2GB is an extensive library. (Mac iTunes user with 175GB library)

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  104. Nicholas Datema Saturday, November 19, 2011

    I think this is a good review of some of the major cloud services but not quite what I expected. As an iPhone user I didn’t know about the how google is trying to make the music social within their services and I like that part as how it shares is pretty important. I think Spotify is worth mentioning as it does all of the above with social sharing and really is only lacking a storefront. That’s not for me either and I’d rather be a geek about where the dollars go when buying music. Personally, I’d say BandCamp or Kickstarter is the best way to buy music. Let the services compete with better ways to share it, we all win.

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  127. Also remember that people do still buy their own CDs and use iTunes for the convenient management of their albums etc. I personally, rarely, if ever, download music from any of them. It all depends on if you only hear or listen to music I guess so you pays your money and makes your choice as ever

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  149. >>> Even though many devices play AAC, you are still safer buying an MP3 file. <<<

    2006 called- they want their audio advice back.

    In 2011, AAC is supported by almost all devices, including Android phones. AAC has superior audio quality at the same bitrate, saving storage space- especially important with cell phones (even with hybrid streaming solutions).

    AAC means you get higher fidelity without bigger files- it's a selling point, not a disadvantage.

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    1. Personally I get a Flac file when I can – ripped my 1K+ cd’s this way – then converted to 320kbs /sec MP3 for portability. When archiving files for storage file size at doesn’t really matter anymore given storage costs and services.

      Another issue to consider is converting a lossy codec eg. ACC into another lossy codec like MP3 reduces quality each time. It all involves tradeoffs.

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  150. You totally missed eMusic.com. Great community, great prices, DRM free . Subscription model is great for music collectors. Check it out

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    1. to comment on your above comment, i have 5x more music, 10gb+ and use itunes to manage it with no problems at all. i think the real problem is trying to manage media of any sort with a windows based computer. theyre horrible at it, period. not to mention, youre using three programs to manage an average at best size collection, while i only have to use one for a bigger collection. you dont see a problem with that?

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      1. Agreed. From someone who has over 175GB of music.

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  151. A nice perk of iTunes Match is seamless integration with Apple TV. The whole library is available, and you’re no longer dependent on having a computer handy.

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  152. Good overview. I tend to use Amazon, good features and prices: “This is how you should buy music online” — http://t.co/BJMPculC via GigaOM

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  153. This is how you should buy music online: 19, 2011, 9:00am PT No Comments With the recent launches of Google Musi… http://t.co/lAYq4BIg

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  154. This is how you should buy music online: 19, 2011, 9:00am PT No Comments With the recent launches of Google Musi… http://t.co/gY8NbyJ1

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  156. Music | This is how you should buy music online: 19, 2011, 9:00am PT No Comments With the recent … http://t.co/yaO26cIU | Read More…

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  157. “Are you in Canada? SOL, son.”

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    1. Ha, yeah exactly.

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  158. This is how you should buy music online: 19, 2011, 9:00am PT No Comments With the recent launches of Google Musi… http://t.co/3I92FTG4

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  159. RT @gigaom: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/YMHbjoqU

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  160. RT @louiebaur: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/vf91giMf

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  161. This is how you should buy music online: With Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iCloud, there has never been… http://t.co/mv5HHDjF

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  162. The Apple Blog – This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/9jAeefLb

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  163. RT @AppleMacGeek: The Apple Blog – This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/9jAeefLb

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  164. This is how you should buy music online: After you purchase a song, you can listen to it on Amazon’s Cloud Playe… http://t.co/TxzUXJAY

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  166. how to buy music online http://t.co/6uMzuk6Q

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  167. RT @AppleMacGeek: The Apple Blog – This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/9jAeefLb

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  168. http://t.co/EsuQwPtj This is how you should buy music online: 19, 2011, 9:00am PT No Commen… http://t.co/3IrvQSAx http://t.co/tMOhAK6p

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  169. This is how you should buy music online: After you purchase a song, you can listen to it on Amazon’s Cloud Playe… http://t.co/0Xx0QwYK

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  170. This is how you should buy music online: With the recent launches of Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iClou… http://t.co/hPLmTQ2j

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  171. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/YHhrp0j9

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  172. This is how you should buy music online — Tech News and Analysis: … to buy music. Avowed music geek Dan Kantor… http://t.co/MirP2WuT

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  173. Um…what if you’re one of those poor souls that doesn’t own (or want!) An iphone or Android device? Kind of silly to write an article, put in this nice segmentation and leave out blackberry, windows phone or feature phone owners (I.e. Desktop only).

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    1. Sounds like the article isn’t for you. Would you read an advice column for Mormons and complain that they should not have written it because you aren’t Mormon? (Yes I am comparing lesser phones to Mormonism, I find that funny)

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  174. RT @AppleMacGeek: The Apple Blog – This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/9jAeefLb

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  175. Music Downloads: This is how you should buy music online: After you purchase a song, you can listen to it on Ama… http://t.co/ThqiLqKH

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  176. Google Music allows you to “pin” music for offline listening but that… http://t.co/ng00PCIg http://t.co/u7gL1tf6

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  177. I get where the AAC may be better. But for me it’s cost and convenience, Converting songs out of Itunes to listen elsewhere seems archaic, Itunes -really- wants to be the only program on my Win7 pc… I read it and thought Amazon was the way to go… except for my 17 year old daughter… Itunes to Iphone all the way…

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  178. [GigaOm] This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/qJPJn62z

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  179. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/GtUhqGXQ

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  180. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/uhOBeJrA

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  181. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/XuCtGyoD

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  182. This is how you should buy music online — Tech News and Analysis: With Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iCl… http://t.co/nC8C4Omm

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  183. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/lut3rhBu

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  184. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/lCftwm4N > Hm… just started playing with Spotify

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  185. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/lRijJPtC

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  186. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/9y8gxSvO

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  187. RT @gigaom: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/YMHbjoqU

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  188. Amazon cloud player – This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/CcXPXkuc

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  189. This is how you should buy music online – http://t.co/a8dQBILJ

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  190. This is how you should buy music online — Tech News and Analysis: With Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iCl… http://t.co/brpU1JnN

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  191. RT @drjaxon: Assuming you are a dodo & still purchase music… RT This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/waVvrkGx (via @Matt_Kiser)

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  192. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/I1QN2SRr

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  193. Advice on how to buy music according to your device and geekiness http://t.co/7ORzGQ9B

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  194. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/EltXuivt

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  195. RT @ITBlogs: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/SscDBu85

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  196. This is how you should buy music online: I guess if you are an ultra music geek with many devices, that’s your b… http://t.co/kLFiZikT

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  197. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/vY2Mpbre

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  198. This is how you should buy music online – GigaOm http://t.co/miHbYpAL

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  199. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/kGRcaaNZ

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  200. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/h6SeHO8V

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  201. This is how you should buy music online – GigaOm http://t.co/IR9xEaYU

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  203. http://t.co/IR9xEaYU This is how you should buy music online – GigaOm

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  204. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/SRF4DBFE …or you could just #spotify

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  205. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/SRF4DBFE …or you could just #spotify

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  206. Hmmmm,
    We have iMac, MacBook pro, apple tv, iPad 2 & iPod touch 4 but our 4 lines in Verizon are htc REZOUND & droid razr…

    My 2 kids loves so much the GOOGLE MUSIC than amazon & iTunes…

    You can play it in any devices and anywhere in the world, just use your GMAIL address and you are good to go…

    The quality is amazing and you have lots of options in GOOGE MUSIC with free tunes everyday and some album & single are cheaper…

    Please use and research more and you will find more features in GOOGLE MUSIC, by the way it’s very new but it’s advance already – how much more after 1 year???

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    1. Hi Dan,
      You did not include BlackBerry Cloud Music in comparison. For $5 a month, you get access to 50 songs for a month and also your friend’s songs. Kind of social twist to netflix style flat-rate subscription. I love it. Other services let you buy but not share.

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  207. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/i8jTIFTJ

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  208. This is how you should buy music online – http://t.co/NbW2oTGf

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  209. @Innerviews good article on Om about it http://t.co/vSfpjRQL

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  210. This is how you should buy music online — Tech News and Analysis: With Google Music, Amazon … http://t.co/n8u6F0jr #amazon #cloud #TCN

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  211. This is how you should buy music online: With the recent launches of Google Music, Amazon Cloud Play… http://t.co/RV4DUYwi via @gigaom

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  212. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/HAtZGeTu by via @gigaom

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  213. RT @louiebaur: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/vf91giMf

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  218. RT @gigaom: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/YMHbjoqU

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  219. This is how you should buy music online — Tech News and Analysis: With Google Music, Amazon Cloud Player and iCl… http://t.co/GP0vOUt6

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  220. RT @louiebaur: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/vf91giMf

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  224. RT @louiebaur: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/vf91giMf

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  225. This is how you should buy music online – GigaOm http://t.co/1D0gKnaW

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  226. Music | This is how you should buy music online — Tech News and Analysis: With Google Music, Amaz… http://t.co/Ge3N39S5 | Read More…

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  227. This is how you should buy music online #Technology #Socialnetworking http://t.co/9nvyMYQv

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  228. http://t.co/MiOCF7NC This is how you should buy music online – GigaOm

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  229. #reading – This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/5PkAXCkh

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  230. This is how you should buy music online. http://t.co/28TPd2bO #techgossip

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  233. This is how you should buy music online | It is easier now to buy music online | http://t.co/wGegVbzh http://t.co/1SmqFmbZ

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  234. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/QmLoE20W

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  235. some guidance on online music shopping (provided you have a US IP address – http://t.co/R5aOHeqk

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  236. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/uR98CSaZ

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  237. http://t.co/S6CLN1ZE This is how you should buy music online – GigaOm

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  238. Useful round-up of music services http://t.co/tzb4iBWS

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  239. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/ibIzqF4j

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  240. This is how you should buy music online (according to gigaom) http://t.co/S6hY0q6e

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  241. RT @arthur2point0: This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/uhOBeJrA

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  242. Ndlela Quincy Ntuli Sunday, November 20, 2011

    erm, SOL ?

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  243. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/10nx7Ysf

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  245. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/E3wRjp6G #MusicOnline

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  246. Whichever starts offering lossless format on everything at the same price will get my custom.

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  247. http://t.co/MiOCF7NC This is how you should buy music online – GigaOm

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  248. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/f6HaHY0J via @gigaom

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  249. Poorly written, and devoid of facts, is this what passes for tech journalism these days?

    No mention of lossless formats? Mp3 a safer bet than AAC? My goodness man, it’s almost 2012, how’s that Betamax copy of tron going?

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    1. I honestly don’t see, in the context of what’s written by the author above, how getting into lossless formats would help folks out. It’s very clear what he’s trying to convey in a nutshell. Getting all involved in fleshing out lossless simply confuses the newbies. There’s a principle which sometimes holds- KISS. Keep it simple, stupid.

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  250. This is how you should buy music online http://t.co/Pde7iGHx

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  252. Do you respect artists? RT @KateGardiner: This is how you should buy music online (@gigaom) http://t.co/LfUC9OPJ

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  253. This is how you should buy music online
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