Download All The Music You Could Ever Want, Legally, for $29

Just a quick post in case you’re old fashion and like downloading actual copies of what you listen to, instead of streaming. I’ve been using this solution for 2-3 years now, and have been pretty happy with it:

  1. Find the song you want on YouTube – Pretty much everything is there these days.
  2. Use a tool to download it – I prefer Wondershare AllMyTube – for $29 you can download videos or mp3’s from YouTube and a bunch of other sites. Great for educators to save videos you worry might disappear or if you have a flaky internet connection in your classroom.
  3. Use MusicBrainz Picard (free) to scan the files you download and add appropriate meta data to them.

That’s it. Now you have a shiny MP3 file that you can import into your music manager of choice, including iTunes.