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Over the years, the ways in which we have enjoyed music have changed dramatically. Up until the end of the nineteenth century, the only way to listen to music was to hear a live concert or attend a church service where music was integrated into the worship service. Starting in the early twentieth century, phonographs and then record players allowed people to hear music at home. Then came the radio, eight-track tapes, and cassette tapes in successive order. Eventually, CDs became the preferred way of hearing music from one's favorite artist at home.

Just as it has in about every other area, computers have revolutionized the way we enjoy music. Digital music in the form of mp3s has become more common as the use of personal computers has become more widespread. Now our favorite artists have had their songs digitized as mp3s that can be saved to our hard drives, copied onto discs, and traded over the Internet.

Instead of having to go to the store to buy a record album, now all we have to do is find a website that offers music downloads. Mp3 music of classic pieces and even more recent works are available in abundance on these sites, often for free. Even in those cases when there is a cost to music downloads, mp3 music is usually far less expensive than if you purchased a physical album. Getting an entire album of songs via mp3 downloads often costs half as much as it would if you purchased its physical counterpart.

There are other advantages to music downloads. Mp3 music downloaded from the Internet usually holds up better over time because it is not located on a physical album that can be scratched and ruined. True, you will need to be careful that the song is not erased from your hard drive. Yet since the music is in digital format, you can make lots of copies of it and have back-ups in the event it is lost from your computer.

Finally, since you are able to be more selective when you download mp3 music, you can pick individual songs that you really want to hear and pay for them instead of having to buy an entire album that may feature only one or two songs you really want. This is yet another economic benefit to downloading music, and it allows you to create your own custom albums made up of your favorite songs from many different artists.