Sure iTunes is great, but why not get music for free legally? I have found the digital music jackpot in a site called Ruckus. All of you reading this should be eligible to start downloading now because you meet the single requirement, having a valid .edu email address.
With access to over 2.1 million songs (and we are talking from the newest to rare, rare finds) and blazing download speeds, Ruckus is a gem. Of course, there are a couple caveats. One is that you have to download the Ruckus player to your computer. There are some banner ads on the bottom, but nothing too intrusive. Mac compatibility is an issue as well, you would need to be able to run Windows Boot Camp on your Mac to get around this. And the last disclaimer, all of the songs are under DRM (digital rights management). This means that you can't do much with the songs except listen to them on your computer via the Ruckus player or Windows Media Player.
Despite these hangups, this service is excellent, speedy and reliable. I have found some songs I've been looking for forever, so I thought some of you might like to give it a try.