Web Resources, vol 4 – Digital Music Downloads

Everyone knows iTunes, but where do you go when you can’t find a certain piece of classical music (especially brass solo literature!)? There are a few websites out there that have, for some genres, a better library for online digital distribution. One of those is CDBaby. CDBaby is the go-to for self publishers. When looking for albums from trombonists such as Joseph Alessi and Christian Lindberg, iTunes is one stop shopping. But there are many fine recordings not available through iTunes. CDBaby is the place to go.

A third online site is Amazon’s MP3 store. Their library for classical music is smaller than iTunes, but they are rapidly expanding and their lower prices (compared to iTunes and CDBaby) make them a dark horse in the classical music digital distribution race.

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