These days for me to buy a CD is a luxury but I will still buy one if I really like the artist or the soundtrack. My latest purchase was Franz Ferdinand’s ‘You Could Have it so Much Better’ which I really enjoy. These purchases are few and far between as you might note if you look at my not very often updated What’s wearing out the CD player on the right.
Even though I don’t buy that many CD’s I’ve still managed to accumulate a bit of a collection, too many to fit in my 60 capacity CD holder. Even so I’ve been wishing I were exposed to more music. I don’t listen to the radio that much and even if I do and I like a song that I hear I hardly ever know who the artist is. Some of my close friends are really into their music and I get to hear some new music that way but I’ve been looking for another way to hear new music.
I finally found it today in the form of a website/blog called 3hive. It’s a website put together by six men who link to legally downloadable MP3s from around the internet. As they say,
"Record labels and artists put free, full-length MP3s on their websites in hopes that you will download, listen, and enjoy what you hear enough to buy the album, attend the live show, wear the t-shirt…and, of course, tell your friends. So, here we are telling you, our friends — the rest is up to you."
I’ve only had a little browse – there’s lots of material to get through and a recent entry has some Eagle*Seagulls which I’ve enjoyed.
I look forward to sinking my teeth into this website to expand my music horizons and legally (which I like) download some MP3s. Good on em for doing the hard work for me.