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CC Mixter

a "mixers community" that pushs a lot of DRM-free music (under CC licenses). The used format is mainly mp3, but the site accepts ogg and flac too, though the available format depends on the user who uploaded the content.

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HearJapan

HearJapan is a site where you can purchase DRM-free music. All downloads are done through the browser. Only MP3 format is supported.
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Mikseri.net

Mikseri is a Finnish music sharing site that supports OGG files.
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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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freemusic.cz

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

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Meteli

I'm pleased to notify you about new DRM-free music store in Finland, meteli.net/dowloads. In its news section (http://meteli.net/uutiset/3630) they say they have about 1.7 pieces from EMI, Playground Music, Edel, The Orchard, IODA and several small Finnish record labels.

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Discord Records

320kbps MP3 downloads from Fugazi and others

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Juno

Juno offers MP3, WAV and FLAC electronic music.

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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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Dada

MP3 music

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AOM3

Aom3.org is a community dedicated to bringing the right business
model to digital music buying. Consumers want DRM-FREE music and
aom3.org shows that by supporting only these shops. As well as a
friendly community to chill out with, there is an extensive section for
music shop reviews as well as guide/tutorials on music living.

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Rhapsody

Experience DRM-Freedom: Rhapsody MP3s aren't restricted; that means; when you buy a song or album from Rhapsody you can do whatever you want with it. Put it on your iPod or any other MP3 player, play it on as many computers as you want, or burn it to a CD as many times as you want.

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Jonathan Coulton

Folk rock singer and songwriter, Jonathan Coulton, is selling his music (by album and by individual song) in lossless FLAC format, 192kbps MP3 format, as well as the MP3+G Karaoke format. All of the songs he has written are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC license.
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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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eMusic.com

eMusic.com is the 2nd most popular online music store (just behind iTunes) and the most popular DRM-free store, with all tracks available in MP3 format. That means you never have to worry about whether tracks downloaded from eMusic will play on your iPod, your Rio, or your Zen music player. They're guaranteed to play on any music player you own. With over 1,000,000 songs from over 3,800 record labels, and no DRM... eMusic looks pretty nice.

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