FLAC Online Stores

 
    • iwp said...
    • User
    • 14 May 2007, 22:11

    FLAC Online Stores

    I'd consider lossy compression to be a rip-off, and DRM an insult. If I want to buy me some FLAC, where should I go? Is there anywhere a list of online stores selling FLAC recordings?

    If there isn't, may I kick one off?

    http://www.magnatune.com Surely a waypost for all to follow. Full length previews. Simple but usable website. Good choice of formats. Large catalogue; lots of classical and electronica.

    http://www.resonancestore.com Outlet for a number of independent bands. Full length previews. Downloading is slightly awkward - each track must be individually downloaded.

    http://www.zunior.com Canadian store. Seem to have a large catalogue, but not everything available in FLAC. Short previews. Only just found them, not bought anything yet...

    • iwp said...
    • User
    • 14 May 2007, 22:13
    Oh God, silly me, didn't read the read-first post first. Ignore me. Sorry.

  • If you like electronic music, http://www.bleep.com offers a small portion of their offerings in flac format.

  • I've been looking for a list of flac stores, it's difficult to find.

    Boomkat.com offers a lot of flac releases.

    I'm looking for a store that sells flac releases of almost anything. An emusic or itunes of flac downloads. Mp3's are no longer satisfying my ears.

    • MagicXB said...
    • User
    • 3 Jul 2008, 12:40
    Here's another online music store that offers formats in basically almost any format you could wish for:

    http://www.musicishere.com


    They offer everything on there in FLAC, MP3, MPEG4-AAC, OGG, MPC, & WMA (ew...)


    I've bought some songs off of there, and you can be rest assured they'll be in real lossless quality and not a transcode (unless the actual CD itself was lossy-mastered, like with artists such as Owl City); all purchases come with the same decent sized, good quality album art that you can receive from iTunes. :) BTW, what's nice is that all song prices are set at 99 cents a song, no matter WHICH format you choose (so the price won't go up double or triple by choosing FLAC :] ).


    ------------------------------------------------------
    Deviantart
    Last.fm
  • see, a lot of these places don't have the artists that i like.

    i'll just stick to CDs for now.

  • beatport.com has all the releases also available in .wave, but they charge for each file 1usd additional.. highly overpriced!! the physical copy will end up being cheaper :~

  • Another site ...

    ... http://addictech.com/

    Mainly electronic music

    • fred561 said...
    • User
    • 16 Jul 2009, 11:54
    i tried www.musicishere.com and was surprised. they also give you wav files. a strange design and a strange collection of artists but they are very good. i googled for Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance. i think they need some promotion.

  • favorite

    Hey my favorite one is Boomkat. I tried out all the above.

    They get some really cool .flac releases in the independent and electronic/dance areas, and the user interface is great.

    http://boomkat.com/downloads/

    I am NOT a number.
  • Something new ...

    hey,

    I found some new shops, which have a quite good selection:

    http://www.junodownload.com/
    Offers much music as WAV which can be encoded to FLAC (server side)
    Prices are ok but sometimes equal to the physical release (if available)

    http://www.djshop.de/
    Offers music of some releases as FLAC for a really good price - there are international artists, too

    I hope there will be paypal available on boomkat soon ;)

  • MusicZeit - Ambient, Electronic, Atmospheric, Experimental music.

    -- Group for Robert Rich fans --

    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein
  • Re: Something new ...

    bootlegbabies said:
    hey,...
    I hope there will be paypal available on boomkat soon ;)


    Boomkat now does PayPal :)

    I am NOT a number.
  • Boomkat seems pretty good for FLAC.

    The thing is though, it just doesn't make any sense to pay £8.99 for a FLAC album when you can buy the CD for £8.93 from Amazon. Prices need to come down for downloads or CDs should probably be more expensive than they are. It just doesn't make sense to a consumer for a digitally distributed album to cost more than something that is manufactured onto a CD including material costs and distribution costs to stores.

    • diedie2 said...
    • User
    • 19 Nov 2010, 19:12
    https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php

    Just discovered it. Has 96Khz/24bit quality of some tracks

    Want a cool badge? click HERE
    • Texbrus said...
    • User
    • 19 May 2011, 10:46
    http://www.gubemusic.com/ has a great catalogue of jazz, modern jazz and other kind of alternative genres. Flac and 96/24

  • Just tried www.musicishere.com

    Hello everyone,

    I also gave www.musicishere.com a try and I'm very satisfied. As someone above stated, the design is a little bit weird and old fashioned (reminds me of the origins of internet :) ) but it works pretty good and I've got my songs.

    • ocelost said...
    • User
    • 3 Sep 2011, 17:17

    bandcamp

    I just found another one:

    http://bandcamp.com/

    This list includes formats supported by various shops:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_online_music_stores

  • lisseur ghd

  • Musicishere

    Hi,

    does anyone know what happened to Musicishere? I think it's been shut down! :(

Anonymous users may not post messages. Please log in or create an account to post in the forums.