Downloading music, more so live shows (many bands, as you know are hip on bootlegging, so depending on what show you get, this isn't illegal), takes up much of my internet time. I'm surprised to learn that most folks aren't aware of Bit Torrent. Bit Torrent is a file sharing program used for downloading just about anything, from movies, music, TV shows, videos, books, games, programs, etc. I personally use it for mostly music. What happens is you go to a Site that offers torrents, then you find what you want, download the starter file, then open it up into your favorite bit torrent client. It's extremely simple. The client along with the file connects you to the tracker, then to the other seeds (people with the full file) and peers (people who are downloading as well) and the file starts downloading and sharing. A few 'need to knows' about Bit Torrent. You will firstly need a good bit torrent client: here's my favorite: http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ All bit torrent files will resume, so no worries about having to sign off in the middle of a download. Also, you can download as many files as your bandwidth and processor will allow you to download comfortably. There are quite a few sites out there that offer listings of bit torrents, here's a short list. www.suprnova.org www.sharingthegroove.org (sharingthegroove is a favorite of music fanatics, they offer endless awesome shows, new and old) www.phoenix-torrents.com and www.filesoup.com When downloading music from some websites, they only deal in FLAC, shn, and other lossless file formats, so the size of the shows can be very large. If you have small hard-drive space please do burn these shows after downloading them, or convert them to mp3 for storing on your machine (Please do not share shows in mp3 format on a broad basis, it's very lossy and pollutes the show trading community). A great tool for converting to different formats is MKW, it can be found at: http://www.etree.org/mkw.html FLAC, shn and other formats require special tools. The FLAC tool can be found at http://flac.sourceforge.net/download.html and the shnamp (for winamp) can be found at: http://www.etree.org/shnamp.html The most important rule about Bit Torrenting: SEED after your download finishes! The bit torrent community cannot survive if people leech music! It's important that you atleast seed the same amount that you downloaded on each file. Don't worry, you can set your upload rate to a lower number so you'll still be able to surf comfortably while seeding. Happy Bit Torrenting!