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post Nov 19 2012, 05:29
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Here's a slightly OT question, but one I haven't the foggiest clue about where to get the answer.

I'm an American lover of music who is interested in buying legally music from other countries. How do I know which CD/online music stores are legit and actually benefit the artist? I'm very cost-conscious and prefer indie music anyway, so the types of international music for sale on Amazon/itunes tends to be from the bigger labels. Suppose I wanted to buy music from Pakistan/Ukraine/China/Brazil/Chad. What's the best way to identify which labels or online stories are authorized to sell them? Perhaps all I need is a list of the best known online music stores for each region (Yesasia.com, etc).

Maybe what I need is a set of guidelines about which places online are good to purchase from and which are bad?

Anybody have ideas about where to get started? Thanks.
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post Apr 15 2013, 07:58
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Beatport charges an insane premium for lossless downloads (WAV, AIFF) over lossy. "Army of Mushrooms" by Infected Mushroom, for instance, costs €8.76 for the MP3s, vs. €19.98 for the WAVs, which is a lot more expensive than just ordering the CD from Amazon or elsewhere. A lot of people complained, but not much changed. They claim storage and bandwidth costs, but at the same time, they still refuse to sell FLACs

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