lala.com is a site that streams music to you via your web browser. They have over 8 million licensed songs to hear for free. They have whole albums, singles, every genre and time period you could want. You can even listen to New Releases the day they come out all over the internet. Well you’re waiting for the catch right? Well here’s the catch, you can only hear them once in they’re entirety. After that you get a 30 second preview. So say you want to listen to Dire Strait’s, Money For Nothing again, well you get a 30 second clip of it and are asked to buy the song (hint: if you go to a different computer you can hear the song again for free.).
The beauty of this is that it’s all licensed content and there’s tons of it. There’s 8 million songs. You could listen to a couple of albums a day for free. If you really like the album, you buy it. If you really like a particular song, pick that one up for .89 cents or so.
Go back to the 60’s and listen to some great music from that decade. Find the albums that defined the 70’s. Listen to the entire Phil Collins catalog from the 80’s. Recheck the Fugees, The Score. It doesn’t matter because there’s so much music on there that you may never get to listen to all of it in your lifetime. So check out Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, find an album you’re interested in and listen to it on lala.com.
Studies have found that people have to problem paying for music they really like. In fact, Illegal Downloaders spend more money on music than people who do not download illegally. Why is that you ask, because more than half the time someone will illegally download an album just to hear it. If it sucks they simply delete it, but if it’s good a person is more inclined to go out and purchase the album or download it legally. lala.com takes the illegal downloading step out of that equation and lets you hear the entire album once for free. Enjoy it and download it, if not move onto another album or artist. It’s that simple. Grab your headphones, take them to work and plug them into your computer audio jack. You just got yourself an all day music fest friend. Enjoy!