Amazon now has a service called "autorip" for many of the cds they sell. When you buy an "autorip" eligible cd, you get a free MP3 of the songs on your cloud player. You might not even know you have a cloud player account, but if you have an account on Amazon, you do have one. They give you 20gb of storage for free just for having an account with Amazon. I didn't know about this, but someone told me about it and I checked over the weekend. I have 430 songs on my cloud player. I don't buy a ton of cds from them, but the service seems to be retroactive for several years! I bought a boxed set in 2010 and all the songs from it showed up on my free cloud account. So you can go on your phone or iPad, or computer and listen to these songs via the cloud. If you want to you can even download the songs to your device. In theory you could buy a cd, give it to a friend, and still listen to the songs on the cloud. The catch? Well you only get 20 gb free, after that they offer additional cloud storage which you pay for. I'm sure that's what they have in mind. Not everything is an autorip, but many selections are. Pretty cool deal for free, and still a pretty cool deal if you buy additional storage. If you've never checked your cloud player, just go to Amazon, and just below the search box you'll see a row of various options to select from. Cloud player is the third option from the left. One other thing, if you buy an autorip cd from Amazon, your music goes into your cloud player instantly. You can enjoy the music even before the cd arrives in the mail. This is supposed to work for movies too, but I didn't have any dvds on my cloud player. Enjoy!