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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 Nov 21 2012, 20:05
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I don't know....

But first, I'd check to see if the artist has a website (or Facebook page). If they don't sell directly from their site, they should direct you to a legitimate site. For example, here in the U.S., the artist's page might have a link to CD Baby, iTunes, or Amazon, etc. If the artist trusts the seller, it's a good bet that everything else that vendor sells is legitimate.

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