Frostburg State University offers students a free and easy way to download music legally though Ruckus, a media download service built specifically for college students.
Ruckus provides unlimited access to over 3 million songs, including major labels and indies. All downloads are legal, virus-free, spyware-free, fast and reliable. Users can also enjoy the video service, which features music videos, live clips, feature films, TV shows, action sports and special interest shows.
Over the summer, Ruckus improved its service to make it more user friendly. They designed a new media player that allows users to easily find and catalog music libraries, upload files to a portable mp3 player and added an alarm clock function. They also added an application to Facebook so that users can share their favorite songs, see what classmates are listening to and use direct links to download music files immediately for free.
Ruckus plans to continue updating the service throughout the year. They have plans for new services, including a student-only gaming channel where students can play multi-player games, solo games and demos. They are also adding a music recommendation engine that will scan users’ music libraries in order to recommend new artists and music tracks, as well as introduce them to other users with similar music preferences.
Ruckus is currently holding a “Perfect Dorm” contest where students have the chance to win spring break giveaways, a Sony VAIO notebook laptop, an Xbox 360 with Guitar Hero and two wireless guitars, a Bose multimedia speaker system, a large Westinghouse flat panel LCD monitor, a Trek 6000 mountain bike and more.
For more information or to download the Ruckus media player, visit the Web site at www.ruckus.com.