I mentioned it back here
but you didn't reference it specifically.
So I'll mention it again, AFAIAA iTunes, (not Apple Music - the streaming service), allows you to purchase albums/individual tracks that you can download and are DRM free - downside being you have to use ITunes software (or whatever they call it now) on your PC to purchase/download like Amazon.
Some internet search results, some you may already know about but doesn't hurt to mention them.Jamendo
- Independent artists - Generally free streaming, free download (MP3), purchase a licence for commercial use (HQ audio file).Bleep
- Independent artists - Physical and digital music for purchase (320kbps MP3 | 16bit LL WAV/FLAC).CDBaby
- Independent artists - Digital music for purchase (all 320kbps MP3).
Other sources that are DRM free:
, etc) - I have a few games that included OST albums as part of the game or DLCs, (eg. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl).
Bundle sites (Humble Bundle
, etc) - I've purchased bundles of a variety of different music genres whether they were something I was interested in or part of a humanitarian type deal, (eg. 2017 Mexican earthquake
, Cryo Chamber bundle
(mixed bag, browse the categories), Concerts
- Free and Royalty Free music, recently acquired by Tribe of Noise
- Offered by some library services, (here in Australia at least), allows MP3 downloads and transfer to other devices, also streaming apps for your phone, (Android
). Essentially free as long as you have library membership.NOTE:
The only ones I've used are Steam, GOG, Groupees, and Archive.org - no personal endorsement of any of them ... but I have just noticed a couple more bundles on Groupees that look interesting ... oh well, down goes the PayPal balance ...