Comparison of online music stores

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The following table lists online music stores that carry a selection of songs by many record labels and artists. The stores listed below access passive databases and require access through a computer or some allow access and downloads through a mobile phone.[1][2]

Store Tracks (M) Geographic
restrictions
Purchase
Platform
FLAC ALAC WAV AAC MP3 WMA Vorbis DRM Preview (s) Trial
7digital 20
[3]
yes
[4]
Web Yes No No 320 kbps 320 kbps 192 kbps No no 30 No
Addictech 0.005
[5]
no Web Yes No Yes No 320 kbps No No no 30-60 No
Amazon MP3 20 [6] yes Web,
Android[7]
No No No No 256 kbps No No no 30 No
Arkade[8] 0.012 no Web No No No No Yes No No no Full Yes
artistxite[9] 20 yes Web No No No Yes 320 kbps No No no −-900 No
Audimated 0.010 no Web No No No No Yes No No no ? Yes
Bandcamp 2.5 no Web Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes no Full No
Beatport 2 yes
[10]
Web No No Yes Yes Yes No No no 120 No
Bleep.com ? no Web Yes No Yes No 320 kbps No No no Full No
Boomkat ? ? Web Yes No No No Yes No No no 120 ?
CDBaby 3
[11]
? Web Yes No No No 320 kbps No No no 30 No
Classical Archives 0.62 yes Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no 60 Yes
Digital-Tunes ? no Web Yes No Yes No 320 kbps No No no 60 No
Discogs 0.404
[12]
no Web No No Yes No 320 kbps No No no 130 No
eBay Digital Music Center ? Yes
US/CA
Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no 60 No
eMusic 17
[13]
yes
[14]
Web[15] No No No No 256 kbps[15] No No no 30
[15]
Yes
Fairsharemusic 18 yes Web Yes No No 320 kbps 320 kbps 192 kbps No no 30 No
GoMusicNow 2.6
[16]
no Web No No No No 192 kbps No No no 30 No
Google Play 20
[17]
Yes
US, UK
[18]
Web, Android No No No No 320 kbps No No no 90
[19]
No
HDtracks ? yes
US[20]
Web Yes No No No 320 kbps No No no 30 No
HMV ? Yes
UK
Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no ? ?
immergent.com 8 Yes
US
Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no 30 No
iMesh[21] 15
[22]
Yes
US/CA
Windows No No No No 320 kbps 128 kbps No PlaysForSure 30 Yes
INZU 1 no Web No No Yes No Yes No No no Full No
iTunes Store 28
[23]
yes
[24]
Windows
OS X
iOS
No No No 256 kbps No No No no / FairPlay 90
[25]
No
Jamendo 0.21 no Web No No No No Yes No Yes no Full No
Juno / Juno Download ? Yes [26] Web Yes No Yes No 320 kbps No No no 60 No
KlickTrack [27] ? no Web Yes No No No 320 kbps No No no 30 Yes
Loudr 0.01 no Web Yes Yes No No 320 kbps No No no 30/Full No
Magnatune 0.01 no Web Yes No Yes No 128 kbps No Yes no Full Yes
Moozone 10 Yes
US
Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no 30 No
mora 4.4 Yes
Japan
Web Yes No No 320 kbps No No No no 30 No
MAQAM 0.01 no Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no 45 No
Napster 15
[28]
yes
[28]
Web
[29]
No No No No 256 kbps[30] 192 kbps[30] No PlaysForSure[30] 30 Yes
NewMusicFeeds.com 0.0025 no Web No No Yes No 320 kbps No No no 30 No
Nimbit 1 no Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no Full + Custom Yes
Optus Music Store ? Yes
AU
Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no 30 No
PayPlay.FM 1.9
[31]
Yes
US
Web No No No No 192 kbps 192 kbps No no
[32]
30 No
Puretracks 3.4
[33]
Yes
US/CA[34]
Windows
OS X[34]
No No No No 320 kbps[34] 192 kbps[34] No PlaysForSure[35] 30 No
Qobuz 7.2 yes Web Yes
[36]
Yes
[36]
Yes
[36]
Yes
[36]
Yes
[36]
Yes
[36]
Yes
[36]
no 60 Yes
Rhapsody 16
[37]
Yes
US[38]
Web
[38]
No No No No 256 kbps 192 kbps No Real DNA[39][40] 30 Yes
Soulseduction 0.5 No Web No No Yes No 320 kbps No No ? 45 No
Traxsource 0.5 no Web No No Yes 256 kbps 320 kbps No No no 60 No
TunesDiary ? ? Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no Full No
Vodafone Music 6 yes
[1]
Windows No No No 64 kbps 320 kbps No No no 30 No
Website Music Player ? no Web No No No 320 kbps 320 kbps 192 kbps No No Full + Custom No
WiMP 13 Yes
NO/DK
Adobe AIR Yes Yes No 256 kbps No No No no 5 Yes
Xbox Music 30[41] yes Windows Phone
Windows 8
Windows RT[42]
No No No No 320 kbps No No no Full Yes[43]
Zune Marketplace 14
[44]
yes Windows
[45]
No No No No 256/320 kbps[46] 192 kbps[47] No Partial 30 Yes
Store Tracks (M) Geographic
restrictions
Purchase
Platform
FLAC ALAC WAV AAC MP3 WMA Vorbis DRM Preview (s) Trial

Wal-Mart Stores operated an online music store, but discontinued it in 2011.[48]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ "DROPme > never miss a beat". Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  3. ^ "7digital". 
  4. ^ "Music Start-Up Page". Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Catalog". 
  6. ^ http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=163856011
  7. ^ "MP3 Music Downloads: Install the Amazon MP3 Downloader". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Arkade Home". Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  9. ^ "artistxite — online music store". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  10. ^ "Restricted tracks at Beatport". Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  11. ^ "CDBaby.com About Page". Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  12. ^ "Discogs Digital Downloads MP3". 
  13. ^ "About eMusic". May 2011. 
  14. ^ "eMusic.com Terms of Use". Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b c "Emusic Technical Help". Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  16. ^ "GoMusicNow: High quality DRM-free MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  17. ^ "Google Play Music app arrives on iPhone, but won't let you buy songs". Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "System requirements and country availability". Support.google.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  19. ^ "Previewing music — Android Market Help". Support.google.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  20. ^ "HDtracks high resolution audiophile music downloads". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  21. ^ "RIAA — Legal Music Sites". Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  22. ^ "iMesh.com". Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  23. ^ "Apple PR". Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  24. ^ "Apple PR". Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  25. ^ "iTunes Music Store". Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  26. ^ "Release of Tim Hecker's 'Instrumental Tourist' as of 20 Nov 2012 (restriction information not detailed in generally available information)". 
  27. ^ "KlickTrack Music". 
  28. ^ a b "Napster Home Page". Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  29. ^ "Napster Quick Help — System Requirements". Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  30. ^ a b c "MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  31. ^ "PayPlay.FM website". Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  32. ^ "PayPlay.FM Starts Selling 1,300,000 Tracks of DRM-Free Music". Retrieved 2007-05-29. 
  33. ^ accessdate =2009-05-31 "Puretracks — Puretracks Music Store". 
  34. ^ a b c d "Puretracks 2.0". Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  35. ^ Nowak, Peter (2007-02-27). "Puretracks takes lead in rights fight". Financial Post. Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  36. ^ a b c d e f g "Sur qobuz, vous avez désormais le droit à la Qualité et la liberté du format de téléchargement". Qobuz.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  37. ^ "Rhapsody About Us". 
  38. ^ a b "Rhapsody Online Help". Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  39. ^ "Real cuts cord on PlaysForSure WMA". Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  40. ^ "Rhapsody Teams with Universal Music Group for DRM-Free Music Test". Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  41. ^ Benedetti, Winda. "Microsoft unveils Xbox Music". NBC News. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  42. ^ How to buy music through the Xbox Music Store, Xbox.com
  43. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/02/xbox-music-pass-for-the-web-is-now-available. Retrieved 18 January 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  44. ^ "Zune expands to Canada". Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  45. ^ "Zune Software Release Notes". Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  46. ^ "Buying Music Zune.net". Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  47. ^ "Zune Marketplace Review by CNET". Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  48. ^ "Walmart Music Downloads Questions". Retrieved 2011-04-14.