Describe obtaining music for yourself when you were a kid.
>ripped singles off of youtube using Audacity.
>"how to get jrock for free"
When I was 11, I got MC Groovs Dance Craze, a shitty ripoff DDR because i was poor
i liked this song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ojPJv9iv4) so I plugged some $10 computer speakers into the tv, put them in front of the built-in microphone on our computer, and recorded the song while i played. It was the worst quality and you could hear my loud stomping in the background, its embarrassing to think back on
I YouTube to MP3'd songs I heard on top 40 radio or TV commercials or (a bit later) YouTube videos and liked. Most albums had only 1 song but I imputted the covers anyway.
I only started listening to full albums and tagging everything correctly when I discovered Sigur Rós. Someone mentioned them in the comment section of a Coldplay video in YouTube and so I decided to search for some of their songs. I liked a lot of them so I started downloading their albums in full, and did the same for other bands I discovered later. Haven't stopped since.
Seems like I still have the songs in a backup folder, lol.
>Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
>Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance
>Fergie - Clumsy
>KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
>Linkin Park - Numb
>Nelly Furtado - Say It Right
>Shakira - Hips Don't Lie
>google "x album free legal download"
I knew it was illegal but I thought that if I included "free" it would make it look like I thought it was legal when the cops searched my computer and I'd get a shorter prison sentence
when I was a senior in HS, I knew this freshman who would play a song on youtube out loud and record it with the voice memo function on her iPod Nano
used some program to rip albums off myspace when bands would do "RELEASE AVAILABLE ON MYSPACE TWO WEEKS BEFORE IN STORES" stuff. thats how i first got City and Colour's "Bring me Your Love" the program was bad but the quality of the recordings made it sound so much more depressing. I loved it.
This thread is giving me some mad nostalgia.
>YouTube to MP3
Back when we had memes like Peanut Butter Jelly Time instead of the post-ironic "dank" shit we have today.
I used to just listen to my dads dadrock collection on my walkman
as I got a little older id do youtube to mp3.
For some reason I was way to scared to use limewire out of pure fear id be arrested and put to death
Gave my dad a list of songs I wanted (sum 41, Papa roach, linkin park, etc), and he'd dl them off napster.
That, or getting cd's from the library, ripping them with musicmatch jukebox, burning them to cd's, printing off black and white versions of the album covers, and putting them in jewel cd cases.
From there I moved onto limewire/kazaa/bearshare, then DC++, then torrents.