Where would I be able to purchase either high-bitrate MP3 or lossless music? I’m trying to expand my offline collection but didn’t know where to buy music. HDtracks seems a bit expensive and it also doesn’t have all the music I want.
I use Qobuz streaming service, what I like from there I buy it from them. I also use bandcamp.
Here are the sites I know of at the moment:
7 Digital: https://us.7digital.com/
HD Tracks: https://www.hdtracks.com/
Qobuz is probably the best for most music. I’ve only ever actually downloaded from Qobuz and HD Tracks, but I also subscribe to Tidal and Qobuz (streaming), so I often visit these sites just to find what’s out there, and stream it. On the rare occasion I find an album in higher resolution for download, or when I decide I love an album so much I need it available offline (e.g. for a plane - whenever that happens again), I download it.
I buy music from Bandcamp, and stream from Qobuz.
(half joking) When my wife is donating old clothes, I sometimes go inside thrift shops and buy used CDs for $1 or $2 each. On a few occasions I landed a bunch of back-catalog stuff I really wanted.
Unfortunately I cannot lug around a large CD player…
There’s also ProStudioMasters: https://www.prostudiomasters.com
Though I always search for music on Bandcamp first and then check other sites if it’s not on Bandcamp.
Lol, that reminded me of the old DJ days where I used to carry around 600 CDs in folders.
You can just rip the CD to Flac though and then you have it digitally available and a CD backup.
That is a very good idea! My dad used to have a large stockpile of CD’s. I should rip them to Flac files.