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How to get the best results from Search.com's Music channel

On this page: Tips for finding MP3s Lyrics & guitar tabs Concert tickets CDs Music software


Find MP3s faster
MP3 files are hidden on computers all over the Internet, but very often the files have disappeared by time you find links to them. Top-ranked MP3 searches like Simon1, Oth.net, Astraweb, and 2look4.com find music that other engines miss. Search.com puts the best results from all these sources into one list of links. To find MP3s faster, select the MP3 checkbox in the Music channel before you type your query. Here's how we found the Beck song 'Loser'
:

  Help
MP3
Music sites
Music Tours and Tickets
Online Events
Music Software
Music Prices
Lyrics
CD Cover Art
Music Videos
MIDI


Lyrics and tabulature
Budding musicians, take note: search sources like Astraweb and OLGA specialize in lyrics and tabs for artists from ABBA to Zappa. To find the words and chords for your favorite songs, select the Lyrics checkbox and enter the name of an artist or song. Check out what we found for Madonna, Bob Dylan, and Macy Gray.


Concert tickets and online events
Don't miss your favorite band's gig in your town. Select the Music Tours and Tickets checkbox when you search and find out when they're playing & how to purchase tickets, courtesy of specialized event databases like Mojam, Aloud, and Ticketmaster. Use the Online Events checkbox to search OnNow, Shoutcast, and other Internet broadcast event calendars all at once. We checked both boxes to hunt for Korn events, both on and offline, in this single search.


CD reviews & prices
If you're interested in a new artist or album, you can use Search.com to help you make a buying decision. Select both the Music Sites checkbox and the Music Prices checkbox to find album reviews from respected sources like Billboard, Rolling Stone and the MTV alongside the latest prices for the CD. Here's what we did to find reviews and prices for Lauryn Hill CDs:

  Help
MP3
Music sites
Music Tours and Tickets
Online Events
Music Software
Music Prices
Lyrics
CD Cover Art
Music Videos
MIDI


Music software
If you're a Beck-to-be, you can use also Search.com to find downloadable music software for your digital studio. Just check the Music Software box to search for sequencers, editors, mixers, and loops — whatever you need.

More tips
  • Select multiple boxes for your search. Get results from as many or as few music categories as you need — you can always click to see more in any particular category from the results page.
  • Fan sites often link to fresh MP3's - to find new MP3's, try a query in our Web channel. Enter the name of your favorite artist and the keyword MP3. For example, to find fan sites that link to Beck MP3's, try this query: +beck +mp3
  • Enhance your search with a visit to the CNET Music Center for news, reviews and resources.
  • Find out more about MP3s at CNET's MP3 Topic Center
  • Need a portable CD player or MP3 player? Check out prices and reviews on Search.com's Shopping channel.

Now you're ready to search the Music channel!

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