That was then and this is now and these days there’s always someone who wants Mac users to pay for the music they listen to. Sometimes we pay with cash, sometimes we pay by listening to advertisements. Here’s another way to get free music and audio from the cloud.
Send In The Clouds
In case you’re new to this kind of music and audio system, SoundCloud is a Berlin-based audio distribution platform with over 40-million registered users and about 200-million listeners.
SoundCloud started out as a simple way for musicians to share music files with each other, but someone is trying to make a buck with the technology.
Until all the issues with publishers and musicians get settled, SoundCloud remains a good place to hear music, and, thanks to the free SoundCloud Downloader, download the aforementioned music tracks to your Mac.
How easy is easy? Drag a SoundCloud URL to the SoundCloud Downloader and click Download.
SoundCloud Downloader can download up to five songs to your Mac, and the built-in song browser makes it easy to find and play each song.
With a SoundCloud account you can select favorites and SoundCloud Downloader will download those to your Mac.
Notifications are built-in, too, so you’ll receive an alert when your selections have been downloaded.
Caveats? Yes, two.
The first is that SoundCloud changes things from time to time and that throws a monkey wrench into SoundCloud Downloader until the next update. The second is the issue of legalities. The music on SoundCloud is to listen to, and doing a little time shifting by downloading it to your Mac might have some legal issues