Music downloads via the internet have come a long way in a small amount of time. Just a few short years ago music companies and individual artist were in an uproar over music download sites.
Music download sites such as Napster allowed online users to share and download music for free, and many individuals that would never consider doing something illegal figured it was okay to get the music for free and stopped buying it in stores!.
The trend got so much popularity that sales of records went downhill and the artists lost millions of dollars. The music industry rose from that crisis and websites like Napster were charged of stealing music and thus eventually forced to terminate their businesses.
Previously Napster and other such websites may have lost it, but now they are back with completely legal music downloads which are still free to join.
The ability to download legal music is increasing in popularity due to new MP3 players. This digital revolution is what has driven the ability to purchase music that can be downloaded legally. There is fear of prosecution and that makes people believe they can no longer get music for free. This perception has led to an increase in the industry. Although any people still attempt to download music illegally they often face the music.
You can still find many websites that offer free music. But similar to the old saying, you get what you pay for. This supposed free music can come with a heavy price. Much of it carries spyware and viruses which could permanently damage your computer. Each time you download music from such a site you risk computer damage, and you could even face criminal charges for stealing music.
Protect yourself and your computer: only use reputable websites to download music which is legal.