And remember, downloading or streaming music from the internet is illegal unless the copyright owner explicitly allows free downloads. Please respect Intellectual Property Rights.
- The MP3 and Internet Audio Handbook
by Bruce Fries. TeamCom Books. 2000.
- MP3 for Dummies
by Andy Rathbone. For Dummies. 2001.
- I Want My MP3!: How to Download, Rip, & Play Digital Music
by Bill Mann. McGraw-Hill. 1999. Sort of MP3 for Dummies, this MP3 book is targeted to the average MP3 user. No technical information, but some practical advice on how to Download, Rip, and Play MP3 Music.
- MP3 Power! with Winamp
by Justin Frankel, Dave Greely and Ben Sawyer. Music Sales Corporation. 1999. This MP3 book is targeted to developers, webcasters and advanced MP3 users, but it is certainly very useful to the average MP3 music fan. A good source of technical and practical information on the MP3 technology and tools.
- MP3 and the Digital Music Revolution
by John Hedtke. Top Floor Publishing. 1999. A good MP3 user's guide. Contains reviews, guides and useful information about the most common MP3 software. Recommended for computer literate music lovers and musicians. This book contain almost no technical information about the MP3 technology.
- MP3: The Definitive Guide
by Scot Hacker. O'Reilly. 2000. Introduces the power-user to just about all aspects of MP3 technology.
The following websites provide free downloadable MP3 music. Respect the Intellectual Property Rights and purchase the music if you can, to support the artists.
Many unsigned bands. Lots a good MP3 music. Band reviews and images too.
for indie musicians and fans
Used to be known as GoodNoise. Free trial.
- France Mp3
- Hi-Test Records
- Mp3extreme Com
A portal for unsigned artists. Free and legal trance, house and techno music.
A catalog of many site where you can find legal MP3 music.
- MP3.com free music
Lots of good unsigned bands sorted by genres. You can buy CDs that have audio tracks and MP3 files of the artists.
Not just music: you can also view the cover art, lyrics, notes, and artist bios on your MusicMatch Jukebox. Free radio service.
Independent Musicians directory
Free internet radio based on your tastes
- Sonic X
indie, post rock, punk, ambient, electronica, house, dub, jungle, gothic, noise.
- The internet archive's audio archive
A large database of unsigned artists.
The following websites provide commercial downloadable MP3 music. Respect the Intellectual Property Rights and purchase the music if you can, to support the artists.
Those search engines can be used to locate MP3 audio files available from the Net.
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