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.

Store Tracks (M) Geographic
restrictions
Purchase
Platform
FLAC ALAC WAV AAC MP3 WMA Vorbis DRM Purchase identifier Preview (s) Trial
7digital 27
[1]
yes
[2]
Web, Android Yes No No 320 kbps 320 kbps No No no ? 30-60 No
Amazon Music 20 [3] yes Web,
Android[4]
No No No No 256 kbps No No no Yes 30 No
ArkivMusic[5] 0.012 yes
[6]
Web No No No No Yes No No no ? 30 No
Audimated 0.010 no Web No No No No Yes No No no ? ? Yes
Bandcamp 18.1 no Web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes no ? Full No
Beatport 2 yes
[7]
Web No No Yes No 320 kbps No No no ? 120 No
Bleep.com ? no Web Yes No Yes No 320 kbps No No no ? Full No
CDBaby 3
[8]
? 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
eMusic 17
[9]
yes
[10]
Web[11] No No No No 256 kbps[11] No No no ? 30
[11]
Yes
GhostTunes 10
[12]
no Web
Android
iOS
No No No No 320 kbps No No no ? 30 No
Google Play Music 30
[13]
Yes
[14]
Web
Android
iOS
No No No No 320 kbps No No no ? 90
[15]
No
HDtracks ? yes
US[16]
Web Yes Yes Yes No No No No no ? 30 No
HMV ? Yes
UK
Web No No No 320 kbps 320 kbps No No no ? ? ?
iTunes Store 43
[17]
yes
[18]
Windows
OS X
iOS
No No No 256 kbps No No No no / FairPlay Yes [19] 90
[20]
No
Jamendo 0.21 no Web No No No No Yes No Yes no ? Full No
Juno / Juno Download ? Yes [21] Web Yes Yes Yes No 320 kbps No No no ? 60 No
Magnatune 0.01 no Web Yes No Yes No 128 kbps No Yes no ? Full Yes
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
Nimbit 1 no Web Yes No Yes No 320 kbps No No no ? Full + Custom Yes
NoiseTrade ? no Web No No No No 320 kbps No No no ? Full Free
PonoMusic ? yes
US/CA
Web, Windows, OS X Yes No No No No No No no ? ? No
Qobuz 28[22] yes Web, Android, iOS, Kindle, Windows 8[23] Yes Yes Yes 320 kbps 320 kbps 320 kbps 320 kbps no ? 30-60 Yes[22]
GhKings Store ? yes
[24]
Web No No No No 256 kbps No No no ? 40 No
WiMP 13 Yes
NO/DK
Adobe AIR No No No 256 kbps No No No no ? 5 Yes
Windows Store/Groove Music 40[25] yes Windows Phone
Windows 8+
Windows RT
iOS
Android
[26]
No No No No 320 kbps No No no ? Full Yes[27]
Store Tracks (M) Geographic
restrictions
Purchase
Platform
FLAC ALAC WAV AAC MP3 WMA Vorbis DRM Purchase Identifier Preview (s) Trial

Wal-Mart Stores operated an online music store, but discontinued it in 2011.[28]

Puretracks operated an online music store, but discontinued it in 2013.[29]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "7digital". 
  2. ^ "Music Start-Up Page". Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  3. ^ "Amazon.com: Digital Music". 
  4. ^ "MP3 Music Downloads: Install the Amazon MP3 Downloader". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  5. ^ "ArkivMusic". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  6. ^ "ArkivMusic Help - MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Restricted tracks at Beatport". Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  8. ^ "CDBaby.com About Page". Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  9. ^ "About eMusic". May 2011. 
  10. ^ "eMusic.com Terms of Use". Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c "Emusic Technical Help". Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  12. ^ Karp, Hannah (9 November 2014). "Garth Brooks Launches Download Store". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Google Play Music". Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Country availability for apps & digital content". Support.google.com. Retrieved 2015-06-08. 
  15. ^ "Previewing music — Android Market Help". Support.google.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  16. ^ "HDtracks high resolution audiophile music downloads". Retrieved 2012-09-24. 
  17. ^ "Apple - iTunes - iTunes Match". Apple. Retrieved 2015-07-18. ...there are more than 43 million songs in the iTunes Store... 
  18. ^ "Apple PR". Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  19. ^ "Mediainfo Metadata iTunes m4a audio file" (photo image). Imgur. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  20. ^ "iTunes Music Store". Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  21. ^ "Release of Tim Hecker's 'Instrumental Tourist' as of 20 Nov 2012 (restriction information not detailed in generally available information)". 
  22. ^ a b "Qobuz Subscriptions". Qobuz.com. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  23. ^ "Qobuz About Us". Qobuz.com. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  24. ^ "GhKings Announces Ghana's First Successful Online Music Store". 
  25. ^ "Microsoft Store". Microsoft. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  26. ^ How to buy music through the Xbox Music Store, Xbox.com, Xbox
  27. ^ 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)
  28. ^ "Walmart Music Downloads Questions". Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  29. ^ "Has Canada's answer to iTunes gone silent?". Retrieved 2013-09-25.