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mintakaX
2006-09-08, 10:41
Are there any legit music download sites that have flac downloads ?
I'm looking for something like the itunes store, but allows flac.

blkwrx
2006-09-08, 10:45
I haven't found one but if you do let me know.

shabbs
2006-09-08, 11:36
Are there any legit music download sites that have flac downloads ?
I'm looking for something like the itunes store, but allows flac.
MapleMusic offers FLAC downloads for their artists:

http://www.maplemusic.com/

Cheers.

aubuti
2006-09-08, 11:59
It doesn't have published CDs, but there is some great music in flac at the internet archive ([url]www.archive.org[/org]). Mostly bands you've never heard of, but quite a few gems. The quality of the live recordings varies a lot, but some are better than what a lot of bands release on CD.

DougP
2006-09-08, 13:40
Check out this site - bit new but has FLAC tunes
http://www.digital-tunes.net/

Doug

Philip Meyer
2006-09-08, 16:48
>Are there any legit music download sites that have flac downloads ?
>I'm looking for something like the itunes store, but allows flac.
Might not be exactly what you are looking for, but I really like magnatune's business model.

www.magnatune.com

You can download and share their artists music in lossy form (full tracks), and if you like the music you can then buy the music in flac format.

Phil

Josh Coalson
2006-09-08, 17:12
--- mintakaX <mintakaX.2dtucz1157737501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
> Are there any legit music download sites that have flac downloads ?
> I'm looking for something like the itunes store, but allows flac.

yes, several:

http://flac.sourceforge.net/links.html#music

(unless you mean same selection as the itunes store, in which case
you'll have to take it up with the big labels)

Josh

cunobelinus@mac.com
2006-09-09, 08:53
Their business model being that they are exclusively online music
publishers who, for the price of the download for the one with the
credit card, also throw in three full quality downloads for their
friends. It's an excellent idea. However, because they are not a
simple rip-n-download site, they publish only stuff by "their"
artists - not available elsewhere - and their catalogue is not huge.
It does include some very good stuff. I particularly like the viol
music by a consort called Phantasm, and they have some good world
music, too, (classical sitar player Jay Kishor, for instance. Great
stuff).

On 9 Sep 2006, at 00:48, Phil Meyer wrote:

>> Are there any legit music download sites that have flac downloads ?
>> I'm looking for something like the itunes store, but allows flac.
> Might not be exactly what you are looking for, but I really like
> magnatune's business model.
>
> www.magnatune.com
>
> You can download and share their artists music in lossy form (full
> tracks), and if you like the music you can then buy the music in
> flac format.
>
> Phil
>

Philip Meyer
2006-09-09, 10:46
>It does include some very good stuff. I particularly like the viol
>music by a consort called Phantasm, and they have some good world
>music, too, (classical sitar player Jay Kishor, for instance. Great
>stuff).
>
I've only recently discovered the site. I picked a few pieces of music at random to listen to via the slimserver plugin (ambient genre), and they were very good.

Phil

Patrick Dixon
2006-09-09, 12:47
http://www.burningshed.com/

Philip Meyer
2006-09-09, 14:11
>http://www.burningshed.com/

Yes, another good site. I bought some Porcupine Tree DVD's from there in the past. I didn't realise they also did FLAC downloads.

I've joined the RSS feed now ;)

Robert_W
2006-09-10, 09:03
Some good music in flac here too:

www.mindawn.com

Though there is some great "unknown" music out there it would be nice to find some of the bigger labels offering flac for download though. Does any one know of any? Or are the big boys still hung up on the whole copyright thing?

TiredLegs
2006-09-10, 20:14
Not flac, but www.musicgiants.com has lossless WMA downloads from most major artists. The hitch is that their prices are $1.29 per song, an average of $15.29 per album, which is more than I usually pay to buy a CD. So it only makes sense if you want to cherry-pick songs. Plus, the files are DRMed.

Josh Coalson
2006-09-11, 15:37
--- TiredLegs <TiredLegs.2dya2z1157944501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>
wrote:
>
> Not flac, but www.musicgiants.com has lossless WMA downloads from
> most
> major artists. The hitch is that their prices are $1.29 per song, an
> average of $15.29 per album, which is more than I usually pay to buy
> a
> CD. So it only makes sense if you want to cherry-pick songs. Plus,
> the
> files are DRMed.

just make sure to read their entire terms of service before spending
any money. you probably will not like what you read.

Josh

Mark Lanctot
2006-09-11, 20:44
http://www.livedownloads.com/

TiredLegs
2006-09-11, 21:08
just make sure to read their entire terms of service before spending any money. you probably will not like what you read.
Josh
I agree. I was not specifically recommending MusicGiants, only noting them as a source for lossless file downloads.

depeche
2006-09-11, 21:12
www.Fiberlineaudio.com
For some odd reason you can get WAV downloads...

Andrew