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Free Music Downloads on Google’s Android Phones

Free Music Downloads on Google’s Android Phones

Illegal file-sharing spreads from computers to Google’s Android OS-based smartphones, making the music industry’s anti-piracy efforts that much harder.

It was only a matter of time before music piracy became possible on the increasingly powerful smartphones that are being manufactured these days. The first smartphones capable of this feat are those running Google’s Android OS, and considering Apple’s nazi-like grip on apps, it’s certain to remain this way for some time.

Apps like Music Junk, Tunee Music, and MP3 Music allow users to download songs as one would with any other run of the mill P2P app. The only difference is that you can’t share music, and the music that is downloaded is grabbed from either an anonymous location or an identifiable third-party server.

Music Junk seems to be the most popular of these apps with one user noting “can find anything I pretty much look for,” and another that it offers “way better results than music online!”

Google has a policy of removing apps from the Google Android Market only if it violates one of the following conditions: copyright infringement; it’s illegal; pornographic, obscene; or contains malware or spyware.

The P2P apps obviously violate the first condition, but it really doesn’t matter once the app has been created and posted online outside of the Market.

The RIAA is aware of the situation and asks Google to remove them as they appear.

“We are aware of those applications and others like them,” said an RIAA spokesperson. “We have made Google aware of apps that violate the Google policy and promote illegal activity.”

Google however, says it doesn’t actively monitor what apps are posted in order to ensure the Android Market is an “open distribution channel for mobile application.”

For those wondering which to use I’ve tested out each of the apps I mentioned above and so far Music Junk seems to be the best. I’ve enclosed a video so you can get a closer look at what the apps all about.

Stay tuned.

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Music Junk

Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
daniel
daniel

Why doesn't music paradise work anymore it use to be the best and now all the songs are still there but none of them will download. It really sucks bad

mixtape
mixtape

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anna
anna

Chill out all of you. Music is something of the soul and no one should be able to arrest you for sharing something as special as music because that would be VERY PATHETIC. Simple as that.

K1n9p1n
K1n9p1n

How the hell did a forum discussing music download apps turn into a political soapbox??? First of all i have 5 kids and work my ass off everyday to make sure they have what they need. I'm also a musician who believes the word of mouth generated by sharing greatly benefits artists. Skizzle before you accuse someone of facisism and communism you really need to grow a brain and realize they are two completely different mindsets. For instance, facist is what Metallica (one of my favorite bands) turned into after the napster incidend. Now you're not even allowed to drink at their shows.WTF!!! How'S that for nazi?!?! You really gotta be f*cked in the head to believe in anything as blatently biased as Fox News. I'm no fan of Obama but good luck with Shitt Romney's inbred polygamy promoting ass. Might as well skip the election because that's all you've got. As for me I'll get my music anyway i can get it free because I'm intelligent enough to realize sharing has never taken food out of anyone's mouth. Spending all my money on music,however, would do just that.

Freedom
Freedom

Anyone that wants to tell me I can't loan a dvd I bought to my little sister can go suck eggs. And anybody that supports this type of brainwashed-flock mentality is a spineless no-brained jellyfish. Next I supose I'll be needing to turn off my radio when I have a passenger in my vehicle because shareing is wrong. And I guess all the public librarys need to be locking their doors permanently because there is some rampant shareing and copyright infringement going on there. Hold it....!?! Aren't our school's textbooks copyrighted? How do these educators sleep at night? Think again you bunch of cowards. Doesn't anybody think for themselves anymore. You namby pambys need to take a class on logic and critical thinking and learn the meaning of the word "falacy". Excuse me' I need to go barf now. The smell of freedom decaying makes me sick!

jesse
jesse

So what difference is it when I go to the local video store, purchas a movie and let my sister borrow it? I agree you shouldn't copy cd's or dvd's and resell them...but the internet is pretty much free and open, and everywhere you look these days there's a "share" button. Besides actors and musicians are still millionaires!

mark
mark

As a soldier in the army i just want to inform those arguing over iraq this point, because youre all running around calling each other idiots and saying something that drives me nuts. So here Is my rant for the day...Its WMD not WMD's or WMDS. The first word in that acronym is weapons with an s. So why would it be plural again at the end in its description? Weapons of Mass Destruction not Weapons of Mass Destructions and its not possessive so it wouldn't be Weapons of Mass Destruction's. The news channels and all reporters have everyone saying this acronym this way and its so funny that 10 years later no one has caught on to this or ever mentioned it.

vcenteh
vcenteh

The government has been doing their best to stop the piracy but we can never stop the people from downloading different files in the internet specially if we are talking about the free music downloads but to avoid argument here whether downloading or online file sharing is legal or illegal, you are free to visit this site http://flyzik.com/#advancedSearch, it will give you a good collections of latest electronic and dance musics.

answerman
answerman

Come on people, mp3's are dumbed down (reduced quality) audio tracks that your supposed to pay for? Gimme a friggen break. I dont pay for crappy audio with pinging distortion on every cymbal crash. I will pay to go see a live show however and support artists. It should at be the discression of the artist weather or not they want to share their music in the first place. Music triggers an emotional response in all of us, usually positive and brings us together. Some even consider it religion. How dare anyone put a price tag on our emotional freedom.

Fidel
Fidel

Yea free downloads

ooohhnnnaaa
ooohhnnnaaa

reply to mishalee its not there any more its so good i had on my last phone

Lol
Lol

Skizzle, you're an idiot.

skizzle
skizzle

Fox News is the ONLY news org that speaks the TRUTH Aaron dude ur an idiot., Hillary Clinton & hundreds of other progressive, socialist Democrats have stated that Iraq "HAD" WMD's. And mr. Think u know it all... Fox News NEVER reported that Iraq had wmds.. they only reported that Politicians SAID Iraq had wmds.. so get ur story straight u fukin thief. it's funny how a lil commy like u is now all of a sudden into FREEDOM .. it's obvious that U don't know the 1st thing about the true definition of Freedom. Like, when an artist busts his/her butt producing their music & some fascist geek tries to justify stealing it. Fox News is NOT in the loop..they're alone fighting the good fight against Big Brother(the Democratic machine).....they're the rebels ... Stop listening to Jon Stewart ... SNL..& all the other self hating Jews that vote for king wannabe dictators like obama, who back stabb Our allies like Israel & side with our enemies ..like hamas & the Taliban ...I think downloading it should NOT be illegal, but "sharing" aka redistributing without permission IS illegalI think that downloading it should NOT be illegal, but "sharing" aka redis

shrimpsta
shrimpsta

I like this site so I can download amazin music

Mishalee
Mishalee

I just found Music Online Lite. I have no problem searching and downloading music. I'm very impressed with this APP.

Mishalee
Mishalee

I'm having trouble downloading from both!!!

ray
ray

music box is better!!!

Seth
Seth

Just discovered and downloaded the Music Junk app today thanks to this blog, and it is AWESOME!! Reminds of the Napster glory days only now it's right on your damn cell phone.

Steven
Steven

Sharing copyrighted material is illegal in most countries. However, Possession of P2P software is perfectly legal.

Android spy
Android spy

Wow! Free music downloads. I wish it is still working. Thanks!

Aaron Walkhouse
Aaron Walkhouse

The copyright act does not say that all P2P is automatically illegal just by existing. Nor does it say that all sharing is necessarily illegal. Both statements would be lies.Only the copyright extremists say things like that, and they say those lies so often that the press and the uninformed get imprinted with and start repeating that language without realizing it. Some people still believe the Faux News mantra about Iraq having WMDs too.In simplest terms: P2P is a neutral technology which people can use in any way they wish. People can distribute copyrighted content but P2P does not force them to do so.I've had to bring this up for all of the following and am sure I'll have to do it again:Reel-to-reel tape != illegal distribution of copyrighted content. Video tape != illegal distribution of copyrighted content. Cassettes != illegal distribution of copyrighted content. CD burners != illegal distribution of copyrighted content. DVD burners != illegal distribution of copyrighted content. Modems != illegal distribution of copyrighted content. Internet != illegal distribution of copyrighted content. P2P != illegal distribution of copyrighted content.None of these have ever been illegal because none of them are the act of copyright violation. They are just technologies, none of which destroyed business and all of which brought progress.The same attitudes and deceptive language were used against the printing press, player piano rolls, the phonograph, radio, motion pictures and television. Every generation of copyright trolls pretends to forget and does it again.

Aaron Walkhouse
Aaron Walkhouse

Hey, waitasec Jared!Sharing in itself is not necessarily illegal and P2P does not "obviously" violate copyright except in the minds of the few who have already taken up extreme positions against it. If P2P equated to copyright violation it would also be illegal. It is neither and never was!Sharing, downloading and P2P are simply what they are and are not inherently illegal in themselves. I, for one, have been legally sharing vast amounts of content from the first day gnutella started up and value highly the ability that P2P gives me to share useful, valuable and rare books, films and music and even historic sermons with all who want them or are the least bit curious about any of it.That P2P can be had on Android phones now simply gives us the same freedoms we already enjoy on personal computers. Many freedoms could be used illegally but that doesn't make freedom illegal anywhere but in dictatorships which hate it.Think before you echo the loaded language of anti-consumer press releases! Whenever you see such language ask yourself if the same could be said when legally authorized, Creative Commons or public domain content is involved.

Toaster
Toaster

Anyone Relying on fake news, A k a fox news, needs their head examined. It would appear as though someone still suffering from the p s y o p conducted by neo cons on september 11th 2001.

Miles A.P. Kahaloa
Miles A.P. Kahaloa

Aaron Walkhouse: your argument that the medium is perfectly legal may be correct but the issue is not about the medium. it is about the use of copyright material without permission. If you send or receive copyrighted material without permission then it is unlawful. This includes what you term "sharing." No matter what medium is used. Your arguments clearly show what side of the divide you stand on and no amount of reasoning in favor of "sharing" will ever be lawful.

Jared Moya
Jared Moya

The Copyright Act says it's illegal. It is illegal to distribute copyrighted material without express permission of copyright holders.

brent
brent

@Jared, Well in that case the ones distributing it are the ones that are taking up illegal activity, not the ones downloading, it would be no different than downloading freeware for a computer. Distributing it is the illegal part, not happening to find a song you like and downloading it

Jared Moya
Jared Moya

Yes it's the illegal distribution that gets u in trouble.



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