Recently one of my friend from Seattle recommended Lala.com, a site that you can listen to and purchase music (which you can load to any Mp3 music player including iPod, iphone, zune etc) Originally Lala.com was developed to do CD-trading but re-launched in October 2008 as a music retailer.
After one day of using Lala.com, I started liking it-a lot. And started believing, “there’s nothing you don’t do in a browser.” creation of Lala.com with seamless and fast music streaming is the prime example of finest piece of software. (BTW- in my opinion, iTunes is no where near any competition)
So here Lala.com works: You need to sign-up to listen music; Once you sign-in, you will get instant 50 song credit (1 credit=you can add songs (they called it as “web song”) to your play-list, they called it as “collection(s)”) Once you run out of credit; you can add “web song” to your “collection” use of 1 dime (1 song for 10 cents) Later, If you later decide to also buy (download) the MP3 (web song), the 10 cents you paid for the web song is credited towards the MP3. Buy/download songs run about .79 to .99. Lala is a great way to listen to an entire song before buying. (Or “try it (for cheap) before buy it (for reasonable price)”) All of the MP3s on Lala.com are DRM-free music downloads, and are compatible with iTunes and Windows Media Player.
Since all collection and purchases are attached to you account; you can log-in to Lala.com from Home, school, library and can access all “collections” from web without any issue. Lala.com provides full-featured mucis player on web that you generally would get from desktop application, like, iTunes or window media player.
“Lala May Have Just Built The Next Revolution In Digital Music. The company has the best streaming music product on the Internet today, and a business model that doesn’t burn cash… It’s the joy of using products like Lala that keeps me excited about startups.” - TechCrunch.com
So it boils down to this — Lala.com is faster (than desktop music player), cheaper (than iTunes), super intuitive (than iTunes and windows media payer), absolutely legal, and available from anywhere anytime from web. Lala is super fantastic.
Have you tried Lala? What did you think?Tags: lala, Online Music