Friday, March 9, 2012

Frugal Fridays - Free Music!


Free is always a good thing, right?  I've posted about this before, but it's been a while and I thought this would be a great addition to the "Frugal Fridays" series.  There's a fairly new product in the US called "Spotify!", and it is awesome!  It's an online radio that has been around for some time in other countries, and it's finally here in the USA.  What makes this online radio so great is that you control exactly what you listen to.  It's like having a huge music library at your fingertips! You just type in an artist, album, or genre and hit play!  You can even create a playlist and share the link with your friends that also have Spotify.

But what if you want this music when you're not online, or you want it on your iPod or CD?  Well, Spotify provides some options, but there's another great product called Replay Music.  This product allows you to record music from any online radio or video!  To make it even better, you can set Replay Music to transfer all of your recordings to your music files on your computer (doesn't have to be iTunes) and/or to your mp3 player/iPod once it's finished recording.  I've been using this for a few months now, and I LOVE IT!  I transfer the recordings to my computer's music files, then using WinAmp (no iTunes for us), I transfer them to my iPod.  Unless the price has changed recently, Replay Music is only $20 bucks.  That's one heck of a deal!

With the two of these products, I'm already working on quite a music library for our sailboat!  In fact, here's a link to a my "Reggae" playlist that I created.  Of course, you need to join Spotify first to listen to this.  I hope you enjoy it, and check our Facebook page in the future for more playlists.

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!

*For those that missed the first seven posts of this series, check them out below:

7 comments:

Sandee said...

Never heard of this before. Sounds like a great idea and that's indeed a cheap way to hear your favorite music.

Have a terrific day and weekend. We are out for a cruising weekend with our club and the weather is beautiful. :)

Ms. Cathy said...

Yes, I love Spotify! It's quite popular in Europe. In the USA, I liked using Grooveshark because it is the same concept, free music library online..although I'm not sure if it is still free to sign up.

I may have been grandfathered in..great post! I love being frugal!

Cathy Trails

Motor Vessel Felicity said...

Great tip! You remember I was in need of reggae last week, sometimes music can be a real saving grace!

Dani said...

Thanks for that tip! I've never heard of it before, but I used to record the radio onto tapes...back in the day. ha.

I wonder how many other countries it's in..like in the island maybe?
Dani

Sandy Montgomery said...

There's an app for the iPod called Jango Radio and it does pretty much the same thing - without the fee.

Latitude 43 said...

I'll have to check out replay radio, as there are many online radio shows I listen to now, that I would like to replay on the boat. Thanks for the tip!
PB

Ken n Cheryl said...

We love both Spotify and Replay Music .. hope it helps! Music is a "saving grace"!

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