You guys know I love music and I’m always on the lookout for new tunes, but I also can’t afford to buy every new song that people recommend. That’s why my musically-inclined friends and I tend to e-mail each other new song obsessions on a regular basis.
But it’s kind of a pain in the ass to e-mail songs all the time, especially if you want to send a lot of music, or whole albums. So that’s why I recommend using Dropbox!
I use Dropbox for many things — mainly to upload important files that I want on both my desktop and my laptop so I’m not constantly e-mailing myself — but music is a great choice. Once you create an account, you can set it up so you have a Dropbox application on your hard drive and don’t have to access it via the web (although you still can, which is very helpful). Then you can just drag and drop the files into your Dropbox folder and it will automatically upload them to the web…and to any other computers that are linked with the same account.
So to share music with my friends, I just made a Dropbox account for that reason and gave the login info to my favorite wannabe DJs (Bess and Dori). They downloaded Dropbox on their computers with the login info I gave them. Now all our computers are linked and we each have a folder where we can put our best new tunes!
It’s such a good way to discover new music and share with other musically-inclined friends. I’ve been rocking out all month to songs I never would have known about otherwise.
Here’s a little sampling of my current favorites (from a very long list!), via our Dropbox:
Sexy Silk (Jessica Cornish)
Lord Lord Lord (Kanye West)
Home (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)
Hard to Concentrate (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
The Walls Are Coming Down (Fanfarlo)
Let in Love (Caitlin Krisko & The Broadcast)
When I’m Alone (Lissie)
When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade (The Boy Least Likely To)
Go forth and share the good tunes!