That could change now, though, with the release of AutoRip from Amazon.
Now, many CDs available on Amazon will come with a free MP3 copy when you purchase them. The digital songs will automatically be uploaded to your Cloud player, and from there you can add them to your iTunes (or whatever program you prefer).
I think this is great. I actually prefer hard copy CDs because I know that if there’s a freak computer accident I still have copies of my music.
However, it started to seem silly to buy the hard copy and immediately toss it aside after uploading it to my computer. Now I have no excuse. I can keep the back-up, but still automatically download the songs to my iPod. This is also especially convenient because my car doesn’t have an iPod jack, just a CD player.
Participating CDs will be marked with the “AutoRip” icon that you see above.
For more information about this offer from Amazon, click here.
Will you be taking advantage of this offer?