Two entries today. Let's start with Urge.
Have you checked this out yet? It's the new "Itunes" for people who enjoy a more PC friendly music management and download system.
I liked I-Tunes, but Urge caught my attention for the following reasons:
-It's perfectly integrated with Windows Media, so I don't have to have 2 seperate players going at any given time.
-For $15 a month, you get to browse and download as much music as you want. If you feel like just listening to an album without downloading it, just click it. You can hear every song in clear High-Def sound (not live streaming AM radio type sound).
- If you're a music snob you will be dissapointed. When you browse through Urge, you WILL find all of those eclectic groups and musicians you thought only you and your elitist group of friends knew about (you know... real musicians). But don't worry; you will also find a few of the "sell-outs" to smirk at, which should happily round-out your day.
I just started using the program, so I'm not too familiar with it yet. I don't know if I can burn a CD for example, but I can load the songs on to an MP3 player. There are also some groups and songs I've looked for that I have not been able to find, or that you have to pay $.99 for on top of your monthly fee. Having said that, I've found most everything I was looking for, with no extra charge.
If you like music, check it out.