My daughter and I both spend quite a bit at iTunes between her iPhone 4s, and my iPod and iPad. But this week I found Iomoio for mp3 music downloads - and I was *shocked* at the price difference!
On top of being MUCH cheaper than iTunes, when you set up an account at Iomoio you get two free tracks. Very cool. Perfect timing too, as I was just organizing my music and playlists. I use my iPod a lot while working, driving and on my morning walks.
Just to give you a couple of examples, "Bad Influence" by Pink is $1.29 on iTunes. It's only 16 cents on Iomoio! And the new album released by Jason Mraz earlier this year, "Love Is a Four Letter Word", costs $14.99 on iTunes. At Iomoio you can get the same album with all 12 tracks... for only $1.92.
If you're buying mp3 songs online, you might as well get the best possible price. There's no monthly subscription or other hidden fees. Tracks are $0.16 USD each with tax already included.
All of their files are iPod, iPhone, and PDA compatible - or you can burn the MP3 files straight to a CD. Do people still do that? I'm big on the legalities of course, so I checked into that as well. Here's what I found on their Help page:
Q: Is your web site legal?
Yes, the availability over the Internet of the Iomoio.com materials is authorized by the license # IT - 08/10 and IT - 08 - 01/10 of the Ukrainian Public Organization "Avtor" issued for Beowner Ltd. All these materials are solely for personal use. Any further distribution, resale or broadcasting is prohibited.
Q: If your web site is legal, how can you sell music for $0.16/track compared to iTunes $0.99/track?
A: Our company and licensing authority is located outside U.S. area and we do not have to follow $0.99/track minimum regulations.
Where do you get your music downloads? I admit, I just automatically used iTunes without researching other options. But I'm really glad I found Iomoio! I'm off to download a whole slew of new music and update my playlists. I would love to hear your thoughts after browsing through the site...
And yes, I like Jason Mraz (so far). I heard "I Won't Give Up" on the radio just this week and loved it. There's also a song on the album titled "Living In The Moment" that I'm off to check out. It may just be my new theme song for the year. *cheers*
This post was sponsored by Iomoio