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1. HDtracks is the
premier online music storage for audiophiles who demand the best-sounding music. As a result, it’s one of the
most diverse catalogs of music available under one roof and a good place to start looking for new releases.
makes it easy for fans to directly
connect with artists and support the ones they love. For artists who can’t afford their own web site, Bandcamp
is a great way to get music out to the public, and for the listener, the site comes with best-seller charts and
music discovery features.
3. Merge Records
. Today it is one of the few
truly independent labels still around.
4. Beggars Group
is a collection of labels
including 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador, and XL. If you’re a fan of ’80s-onward alternative, you’ll find a lot to
5. Linn Records
. You can buy individual tracks or
whole albums. Or choose between CD, Super Audio CD and vinyl, which you can buy from online stockists or your
universe is built by collectors, for
collectors. The most useful way to think of Murfie is as of a virtual second-hand music store. The idea is
you send Murfie your CDs and they can rip them for you, or you can on-sell them. While the site also sells new
CDs most of the trades are in ridiculously cheap used music, which for the conscientious means that the artist
doesn’t receive any money. As the last bastion before outright piracy Murfie is a good way to find music
lends its catalog to a few of the
other names on this list, but it also runs its own service at the same time. It stocks hi-res audio files for
most genres, not just classical and jazz.
8. Naim Label
has a nifty sideline in hi-res
audio files, including music from its own Naim Label.
9. Native DSD Music
is the largest high-resolution music store with DSD and DXD music. It has over 2,100 Albums from over 75 Record Labels.
is both a music streaming service and a
download store. Originally launched in France, it’s now available in the UK, offering high-res audio music
streams at 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC.