Cleaning House On Amie Street

I’ve been going through all those annoying email subscriptions that one happens to accumulate over the span of, oh a year or so. You know, the emails you get from Land’s End, and Koo Koo Bear Kids, and 16 different Embroidery sites, and 12 different discount shopping sites, and….you get all those too right? (I know you do.)

Yeah, I get a lot of email that mostly remains unread. I had good intentions when I gave them my email address thinking I’d quickly surf through them as I got them, culling the deals from the duds and going along my merry way. That. hasn’t. happened. I group delete them leaving the deals undiscovered and not really caring about it.

As I was cleaning house I ran across an email from Amie Street.

Oh yeah! I forgot about Amie Street! This is a great place to find great music (unknown…but great). And a lot of it is free. And it’s all legal. I know. The prices of the songs and albums are determined by the people using the site. I’m guessing the more times a song is downloaded means the more expensive it will be–only up to .98 cents though, so it’s great for cheap frugal people like me. 

Somehow I discovered the site a while back and enjoyed it for a while…but then the updates got lost in all of the email junk mail that was inundating me. I downloaded a bunch of songs today and transferred them to iTunes and then to my iPhone. It works! Free music!! And not just the one a week we’re rationed at iTunes (and those are usually blech…). I’ve been looking for ways to increase my song library in iTunes without taking out a loan to do it.

Go get your music on. I’m heading back to my inbox to continue the purge.

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4 thoughts on “Cleaning House On Amie Street

  1. Ooo…legal music is definitely a good thing! 🙂 And I so know what you mean about all the websites…every year I have to go through and unsubscribe and hope they really will take my name off their lists!

  2. I created a “junk email” address for myself on gmail – whenever there’s something that I have to give an email address for that I really don’t want the newsletter, I use the junk addy. I only check it about once a month, and usually just to “select all – delete!”
    Sure saves the time to wade through the junk in my regular account!

    You should check out Pandora.com for music. You can’t download, but you can listen all day on your computer, and it’s a great way to discover new artists. You plug in a song or artist you like, then it comes up with other artists that are similar. Pretty cool. I can no longer use it since I have a Korean IP address now, but I listened to it all the time in the states!

    smiles,
    Jami

  3. Melisa: I always sign up on the websites with the best of intentions, you know? I actually think that if I don’t get their emails I’m going to miss out on the greatest internet deal ever. I need to slap myself. I won’t slap you though. BTW, there are so many cute baby sites out there. I won’t give you their names though b/c I don’t want to exacerbate the email list habit 🙂

    Jami: I love Pandora. I’ve got stations for Harry Connick Jr, Skillet, Sugar Land, Mazzy Star, some kind of 80s electronica…there’s a classical one. I like it because I don’t have to pay for any of the music and there’s always something new. Free…that’s what I’m about. That’s what turned me onto Amie. The artists are mostly small-time (and I heard one last night that actually stunk. He literally recorded himself singing into the computer microphone), but there are some good ones in there. I will have to use Pandora more during the day while we’re schooling. Get a little motivational music going on in the background. 🙂 Why can’t you use it with a Korean IP? Licensing issues?

  4. notsosahm: You may also what to subscript the the Uber Tracker feed at Amie St. Music Wednesday. It is something I started over a year ago. It doesn’t have a hug following, and I have been lazy to get the plugin up on WordPress, maybe I should get that done.

    At any rate, have a look at it. It may even help you and other to discover more music that you enjoy. The address is http://amiest.musicwednesday.com

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