Student discounts -- Learners can snag price-cuts at these entertainment sites

By Hugh Hart
Updated November 10, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Sure, you can always surf over to a megasite like ARTISTdirect to stock up on CDs, but to sweeten the deal, several campus-themed websites offer college kids with a music jones worthy perks. For example, after you’ve bought a CD at affiliate CDNow, find out if the band is coming to your town by linking to, which has searchable band-tour updates.

Cash-strapped students (are there any other kind?) will appreciate the setup at Apply online for membership, then enjoy a 10 percent discount off Tower Records’ prices. Over at, you have to be a student at an accredited college (or a high school senior with bona fide acceptance papers) to access the discounts. Picky, picky. On the plus side, music fans with an itch to critique can win free CDs. ”Members” who write music reviews posted on the site receive points good toward free albums.