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Get 100 free MP3 albums from Microsoft


A Guy

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

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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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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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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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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. :p
 

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#8
Thanks for sharing the free music. I listen to most of those artists.
 

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I got two of um so far, thanks all !
 

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

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

This happened to me too, a reboot fixed it. Good old windows - 3.0 to 8.1, some things never change.
 

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

This happened to me too, a reboot fixed it. Good old windows - 3.0 to 8.1, some things never change.
LOL, I mitigated the issue by using my Windows Phone to download.
 

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