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TELUS

A Canadian online mobile music store, which is expanding its DRM-free offerings. Be careful, because there is also a DRM subscription offering, which you want to avoid.

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MP3 Store Guide

Don't buy DRM tracks because they come with restrictions which limit how you can use the music you buy.

Lists which stores are embedding your private information into songs you buy.

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Musicslu

An online music marketplace that allows fans to purchase DRM-free music that they can share for free with their friends.

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freemusic.cz

Free Music site from the Czech Republic. Concert listings and more.

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Discord Records

320kbps MP3 downloads from Fugazi and others

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Electric Arguments

Electric Arguments is the third album by The Fireman, an experimental music duo comprising Paul McCartney and producer Youth.

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CD baby

Sells CDs and DRM-free downloads of independent musicians.

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7digital

DRM free MP3s.

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Play.com

DRM free MP3s and no software to install.

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Naxos

A variety of contemporary and classical audio books, without DRM and in the MP3 format.

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Skreemr

Skreemr is a search engine that indexes links to DRM-free downloads and audio streams on the web. Search results are a mix of both gratis downloads and streams and for-sale downloads through various online music vendors. They have a scoring system called AudioRank that attempts to put the best quality, most reliable files at the top of the list of search results.
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Jamendo

Jamendo is a DRM-free, community-driven site where artists can share music under Creative Commons licenses. As of April, 2008, there are over 8200 albums available from over 4800 artists.

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The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!

Saul William's album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!, can be purchased as a collection of MP3 files (encoded at either 192kbs or 320kbs), or in the lossless and free FLAC audio format. They state: "All files are 100% DRM Free."
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Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-V

Trent Reznor and his band Nine Inch Nail have released a 36 track instrumental collection entitled Ghosts I-V under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. The first 9 tracks are available at no-cost as "high-quality, DRM-free MP3s, including the complete PDF." They note that MP3s were encoded using the free software program, LAME, at 320kbps.
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Ryan Adams

The alternative country/rock-and-roll singer and songwriter, Ryan Adams is selling 10 of his albums as DRM-free, 256k MP3 downloads. Users have the option of purchasing individual tracks or "bundles" of an entire album.

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Amazon's DRM-free MP3 music downloads

This is a large collection of DRM-free music downloads in MP3 format. Although Amazon recommends to "Install the Amazon MP3 Downloader," we recommend against this, because it is proprietary software. You are able to purchase and download individual MP3 files of an entire album without the software, but you can not download an entire album in a single step.

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VideoLAN

VideoLAN is a DRM-free video player for Windows, Mac and Linux OSs, capable of DVD playback and streaming video. It even lets you skip over those annoying ads at the beginning of DVDs.

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Miro

Miro is a DRM-free platform for watching streaming internet video. They write: "We're developing the Miro internet TV platform so that watching internet video channels will be as easy as watching TV and broadcasting a channel will be open to everyone. Unlike traditional TV, everyone will have a voice." This project was formerly known as Democracy TV.

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Learn Out Loud

LearnOutLoud.com is an audio eBook store where users can purchase CDs or MP3 downloads of books, ranging from educational non-fiction to classic fiction like Herman Hesse's Siddhartha.

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TellTaleWeekly

TellTaleWeekly.org is a one-stop source for audio eBooks, including the work of Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, H.G. Wells and Edgar Allen Poe. Starting from $1, enjoy these beautiful readings of classic stories. What's more, every file is free of DRM and guaranteed to play on any music player you own. Accepts payments in PayPal or BitPass.

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