The Many Different Methods Of Eat Audio April 29, 2012
Can you remember what music was like before the internet? The way that people looked for CDs was completely different from the way that people do today.
If you wanted an album, you’d have to visit your local CD store and pony up at least 12 dollars for a full length CD. If you wanted to buy a single, you’d still have to pay a few dollars just for the song and a bonus track or two.
Many people even joined music clubs that promised them discounted rates for CDs, as long as they agreed to buy a bunch at full price during the months that followed. Many kids jumped on deals like these, not taking the future prices they’d be paying into consideration.
Then everything changed. It all happened once people came online. The MP3 format was a digital file that made it possible to store songs on a hard drive with much less memory requirements than in the past.
There was no iTunes back then. While it was possible to buy a few albums digitally here and there, the music industry was still pushing its physical CDs harder than anything else.
People started coming up with ways to find their music for free. Whether they were downloading with Napster, Limewire, or some other third party software, you could suddenly find almost anything you wanted within seconds.
We’ve come a very long way since then, and while we would never advise that you get your music like this, some people still do. There are risks associated with such behavior and the many affordable legal options give you no reason not to do things the right way.
What does the future hold in store? Most people think that streaming music libraries will be the ultimate destiny for all listeners. Why bother waiting to download songs and taking up memory on your computer? Perhaps you’ve already started to do this.