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Get 100 free MP3 albums from Microsoft

  1. #1

    Bay Area
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Get 100 free MP3 albums from Microsoft

    Windows 8 and Windows Phone users only

    For a limited time, Microsoft is offering 100 free albums when you install the company's Music Deals app. That's pretty incredible, but there's a catch: only Windows 8 and Windows Phone users can take advantage of the giveaway. Also, it's kind of a pain to get the albums, at least on a PC. (I haven't tried on a phone.)

    It's well worth the effort, though, as the freebies include lots of big-name artists: Eminem, U2, Katy Perry, Norah Jones, Mumford & Sons, James Taylor, the Rolling Stones, Green Day, Ellie Goulding and so on. Most of the albums are at least a year or two old, but that doesn't make them any less appealing.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I was checking that out in the Xbox music app in Windows 8.1, and the albums that interested me were albums I already own (like Joshua Tree and INXS: Kick). Was hoping for some stuff that I have on my wish list. But still, this seems like a nice thing that MS is doing.
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  3. #3

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,476
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Music Deals App is not listed for me in the Microsoft Store in Canada? Am I missing something?
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  4. #4

    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there

    Afraid that sort of music would STOP me from buying a Windows phone -- also typical mp3 compressed music isn't very nice when played through proper high end equipment - even at 320kps you can still hear artifacts etc.

    Now if they offered say some Opera or other classical music I could be interested.

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  5. #5

    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Music Deals App is not listed for me in the Microsoft Store in Canada? Am I missing something?
    Only available in the US, I don't have it either, unfortunately
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  6. #6

    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,143
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    I downloaded the app and went to "Holiday Freebies" but there are only 50 free albums, not 100. Of the 50 they offered, I actually downloaded only 3. Most of the rest were artists I had never even heard of. 3 free is better than none. 1 John Lennon album and 2 Rolling Stones albums.
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  7. #7

    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Didn't bother looking as looking at the list of artists half I'd never heard of so wouldn't be my kind of music, it's not old enough.
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  8. #8

    Thanks for sharing the free music. I listen to most of those artists.
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  9. #9

    I got two of um so far, thanks all !
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  10. #10

    Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I keep getting the stupid, "something went wrong" error when I try to download any album. Told me to paste error code in, but when I do that, it says its an unknown error code
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