There at least a couple great sources for music on the internet. One of them is Slacer Personal Radio.
Slacer has many great "stations" and has a wide selection of music. I personally like Blues but have found their Folk station which is buried in the bottom of the Rock category is probably the best Folk station on or off the web. A great mix of new and old.
The other great site I listen to is Pandora.
Pandora taps into the The Music Genome Project
and you set up your own "stations" based on an artist, a song or type. You can train your "stations" to your preferences and after awhile your stations are sounding great.
Both sites have a small amount of "on air" advertising or you can buy subscriptions to get around that I think. I do not mind the small advertising for the great free music. What is really cool is I can listen to either of them on my 46" Sony Bravia HDTV that has internet functions. I think I read that Pandora has a deal with Sony and you do not get the ad's over the TV. The ad's on Slacer are not bad.
A good set of speakers is nice to have. I have a set of Logitech 500W 5.1 surround sound speakers with a 10" sub woofer. They have the Dolby decoders built in and sound great. You can probably connect to an existing stereo.
Any of you know of any other great free music sites on the web? I would love to hear of them if you do.
Have a great day All,