Legal Download Sites: The Lowdown

These online stores all sell digital tunes, but their prices, offerings and access vary. You won't get arrested for shopping--but you may get a headache


HOW MUCH IS IT? 99¢ a song, with no subscription charge

WHAT IT OFFERS: More than 200,000 songs from major record labels, plus exclusive tracks from artists including Eminem, U2, Sheryl Crow and Sting

THE GOOD AND BAD: Free 30-second preview. One-click downloads to buy, not rent, a song. Portable when downloaded onto iPods. But available only on Macs until later this year


HOW MUCH IS IT? $9.95 a month for unlimited streaming plus 79¢ a song burned

WHAT IT OFFERS: About 375,000 songs from 14,000 artists. Many can be...

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