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What Payment Options Are There?

So out of the four sites I review, what is the best for me to use based on their payment method options?

Well, as you might expect, each one allows you to pay slightly differently.

This site takes MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron (handy for the students among us!), Maestro, uKash, PaySafe and DaoPay. The minimum top up is €19.95.

MP3va accept MasterCard and Visa only. They did offer PayPal, but this has since been removed. I have contacted them about this and it is due to be added soon. Watch this space! The minimum top up on both sits is $14.95.

Comparison Table Update

As always, I like to keep you guys up to date with what's happening in the world of cheap mp3 songs! And as soon as something changes, I'm all over it! As such, I have updated the comparison table, as MP3va have randomly reduced the number of tracks that are on their site, from 1,810,000 down to 1,176,497.

After digging around on the site, it seems that they haven't actually removed music, but have cleaned it all up. Duplicates have been removed, singles tracks that appear on albums have been removed as you can purchase individual tracks from the albums (there is no point in having both) and duplicate artists have been merged.

MP3va have done a good bit of spring cleaning it seems, and this is great news, it makes the site even nicer to use than before! Well done guys!

As always, any other updates to the sites will be written about asap, so check back for the latest, most up-to-date info on cheap mp3s.

Click to see the new Comparison Table.

MP3va’s Unusual Collection of Music

MP3va are a great site for cheap mp3 songs. They have a large selection of music (over 1,176,497 tracks), a clean, crisp site design and a low minimum top up price at just $14.95.

What they are less known for however, is the type of music they offer on the site. If a band has ever offered a special edition CD, a live album, remixes or limited editions, MP3va will more than likely have it ready for you to download at a ridiculously low price.

For example, if you like Lily Allen, which a lot of people do, you can grab her new album, 'It's Not Me, It's You' from MP3va for just $1.44.

But there is also a new album, simply titled 'Remixed', which you can grab for the same price. This album consists of 12 remixed tracks:

01. Everyone's At it [recreational mix] 
02. The Fear [fearchestral version]
03. Not Fair [uncool mix]
04. 22 [23 mix]
05. I Could Say [function mix]
06. Back To The Start [this is just a remix]
07. Never Gonna Happen [what's happening mix]
08. Fuck You [fossa nova mix]
09. Who'd Have Known [moss side mix]
10. Chinese [toolie mix]
11. Him [riot hymn mix]
12. He Wasn't There [welsh mix]

You can get the whole album, or just the ones you like for 15¢ each. Buying the whole album saves you 36¢, that's enough for two more songs with a bit left over, so if you're a Lily Allen fan, it might be worth investing in the album rather than individual tracks.

None of the other sites I review offer this album, so if you are after something a little bit different, MP3va would be the site I recommend to you.

iPod, iTunes, iPhones, iEverything!

A common question is: 'Will these downloads work with my iPod and iTunes?'

The simple, and complicated, answer is Yes.

The music you download from any of these cheap mp3 sites will be downloaded to your pc. This is usually found in either 'My Downloads' or 'My Music' on your pc.

The only time they will be saved elsewhere is if you have your internet browser set to save your downloads elsewhere. This is usually another folder, the desktop or the pc hard drive. Either way, it's fairly easy to locate, just check your browser options to find out.

Once you have located them on your pc, just open up iTunes, click on 'File', then 'Add File to Library'.

Find the folder your downloads are saved into (My Music, My Downloads, wherever you found it earlier) and click on the songs you want to add to iTunes. (To select more than one songs, hold down the 'CTRL' key on your keyboard while you click each track. This will select multiple tracks. Be careful not to let go of CTRL while you click or you will deselect everything).

Once you have selected all the songs you want, click 'Open'. This will add all the selected tracks to your iTunes library ready to be added to your iPod, iPhone, iEverything!

I hope this little quick guide helps, if anyone needs more help, feel free to give me a shout: Contact Me

Legal Sounds Free Song of the Day

Unfortunately, LegalSounds have now closed down. But there are plenty of other mp3 sites to download from, check out some of our favorites on our reviews page.

LegalSounds offer something none of the other sites do. A free song from the site every single day. All you need to do is login to the site and the song of the day appears on the homepage. Click on the song and you will be taken to the confirmation page. After confirming your 'purchase', your free songs appears in your 'My Downloads' section of the site where you can download it to your pc and listen to it till you turn blue! Register now with Legal Sounds to get the free songs of the day and 10 free songs just for signing up. Remember, registration is free!

Song Quality Explained

It's all good and well deciding that you want to download some mp3s, but how do you know if what you're getting is good, bad or ugly? How do you know the quality is going to be acceptable?

Well, all the mp3 sites I list on here tell you the quality of every tack on an album, so you can decide for yourself if you're happy with it before you download it.

But how do you know what is good and what is bad quality?

Quality is always displayed as 'Bitrate'.

So what are good and bad bitrates?

A Bitrate of 192 is CD quality. A Bitrate of 320 kbps is the highest quality an mp3 can be, so is obviously the best quality. Anything below 192 kbps is considered to be poor quality. 

So before you download any songs, it's always worth just having a glance at the Bitrate of the track to make sure you're not getting something really bad quality that you can't listen to.

MP3Million and MP3va all offer up to a Bitrate of 320.

I'm always posting news about the cheap mp3 sites I have reviewed on here, but what I have never blogged about is which site is my favourite and which I would recommend. So I thought it was about time I did!

As you may have gathered, I love all four sites I have on here. They each have their own pros and cons, but they all stand out from the hundreds of other cheap mp3 sites on the web for me for one reason or another.

So, which one do I recommend?

If you want a low minimum top up, MP3va is the one for you with a $19.95 top up amount. Read Review...

And finally, if you want a huge music library, MP3Million is the site for you, with songs costing €0.10 (equal to 15¢) it's the second cheapest. Read Review...

My Top Recommended Site: MP3Million. I have chosen MP3 Million as the top site because:

  • The music library dwarfs the other three sites with 400,000 more cheap mp3 songs
  • MP3 Million give you 10 free songs when you register with them. (Legal Sounds offer this too)
  • There is a large selection of payment methods
  • Their top up/sign up offers of free credit are very generous and are renewed regularly

Remember, all songs on MP3 Million are DRM free, so can be played anywhere on anything (as long as it plays mp3s of course). MP3 Million also have excellent customer service, so if you're stuck with anything, they are very helpful and

Check out MP3Million for yourself now, or read the review. You can also compare all four sites in the comparison table.

MP3 Million Top Up Offers

As you might already know if you've read this blog before, MP3Million are constantly offering new customers free songs, free credit and other bits and bobs when you register and top up your account. 

But if you're already registered with MP3 Million, they have some good offers running for when you refill your balance.

When you go into MP3 Million's 'add to balance' menu, you are given several options. Three of which are credit card payments. Each has a different offer.

The first payment option, titled:

'One month limited subscription.
Pay 20 EUR with VISA, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro or PayPal and get 500 downloads for 1 month.
Pay 50 EUR with VISA, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro or PayPal and get 1500 downloads for 1 month.'
gives you free downloads for 1 month depending on the amount topped up.

The second option, titled:
'Pay with cards VISA, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro.'
gives you €10.00 free when you top up €29.95 and €50.00 free when you top up €49.95. 

The third option, titled:
'Pay with cards VISA, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro.' (with payments written in bold)
gives you €10.00 free when you top up €30.00, €50.00 free when you top up €50.00 and €50.00 free when you top up €100.00.

So the choice is yours with which top up bonus you want, I just wanted to make them clearer for everyone, because I know it confused me to start with!

Head over to MP3Million now to get a great offer on cheap mp3s.

MP3va Payment Method Change

MP3va have always been one of the better sites because they accepted PayPal as a payment method. They have now removed this feature from their site. You can still pay by MasterCard and Visa.

I contacted them about this, and you can still pay by PayPal. You need to go into PayPal, click 'send money'. Send it to with your email address as the description. Once you've done this, you need to send them a quick email saying what PayPal account they will be receiving money from, the amount (minimum of $25.00 still applies) and what MP3va account you want refilled.

They will do the rest. So if you're uncomfortable about giving out credit card details, there is a way round this. I'm sure if we contacted LegalSounds, MP3Million or Soundike, they have the same sort of procedure in place to allow you to pay by PayPal.

Soundike Site Update

After various issues, complaints and problems, we've decided to no longer support or recommend Soundike. Check out our comparison page for some alternative mp3 download sites.

Soundike have updated their site to include brand new albums, in the new releases section. The number of tracks on the site has also increased, always good to hear, even more cheap mp3s to buy! New additions include 'The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die' and 'Madonna - Pleasure Principles' both costing just $1.32 each. Go to Soundike now to see what other great new releases and hot additions are on the site and get your hands on some really cool cheap mp3 albums.

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