Deal DetailsLast Edited by widgit December 14, 2012 at 10:38 PM
A livingsocial deal for Sony Music Unlimited. It is normally $10 a month.
I haven't used the service, but I have spotify, which is amazingly useful for me. I'm sure tons of people will say they can just download the music for free off bittorrent or usenet, but if you want to at least support the artists in the tiniest bit, use a service like this.
I searched on their website and found every artist/song I searched for (at least that was on any other streaming service).
I'm sticking with Spotify, only because I use it often in XBMC, but this service looks like it would work pretty good if you have a PS3 in the living room.
Has iphone/android apps.
edit: Can buy 1 for yourself and 1 as a gift. I'm not sure if it will then be able to stack for a whole year for $20, but someone braver than I can try.
The Sony BMG CD copy protection rootkit scandal concerns the copy protection measures included by Sony BMG on Compact Discs in 2005. Sony BMG included the Extended Copy Protection (XCP) and MediaMax CD-3 software on music CDs. XCP was put on 52 titles and MediaMax was put on 50 titles. This software was automatically installed on Windows desktop computers when customers tried to play the CDs. The software interferes with the normal way in which the Microsoft Windows operating system plays CDs by installing a rootkit which unintentionally created vulnerabilities for other malware to exploit. This was discovered and publicly revealed by Mark Russinovich on the Sysinternals blog. Other operating systems were not affected.
As a result, a number of parties have filed lawsuits against Sony BMG; the company ended up recalling all the affected CDs; and greater public attention was drawn to the issue of commercially backed spyware and rootkits. Additionally, further investigation revealed that Sony had created its copyright protection software, in part, using LAME code, violating the GNU Lesser General Public License, and VLC code written by Jon Lech Johansen and Sam Hocevar, violating the GNU General Public License.
LOL, and remember they apologized and released a rootkit remover? And it turned out the removal software instead buried their rootkit deeper? "I promise sweetheart, I won't hit you again." Never trust Sony. This isn't a little oops, this is their corporate culture and it continues.
"I use Wikipedia for everything! It's always true and reliable! Here, I scattered numbers in my post so it's more r-r-reliable!" - ResidentPony
I hate dimwits like you. With that in mind, Sony's security is something to be laughed at. There are no viruses or rootkit come this way (so far), but if you would like a higher-quality stream, pick MOG or Spotify. Streams here peak at about 16kHz, Spotify's/MOG don't. (audiophile speak)
Also, I laugh at your "support the artist" crap OP. I'm an indie artist with music published through an aggregator (I get 100% of the royalties for a flat fee). I get paid about $0.0002USD per Spotify stream. Major label artists get paid even less due to mechanical royalties. So, unless you're listening to that artist's songs about 50 times or so, they will literally not receive a penny. Buy music instead through Amazon or iTunes if you really want to support your artists.
Oh, yeah, that Wiki crap. Uhhhh.... it's a decent streaming service for $10. It's legal and you won't have record labels going after you if you use it. Enjoy if you buy it. Also, you can stack this with the V.me deal on LivingSocial. Enjoy