by Matt Jadud
I think of Magnatune as the standard bearer for open music.
 Always share half of their proceeds with the artists they distribute.
 Provide you with multiple download options, including OGG, FLAC, and even uncompressed digital audio (as well as a variety of MP3 options).
 License music freely to nonprofit and open projects (including a generous, free podcast license; the notion of 'nonprofit' is not limited to the strict legal definition).
 They're not evil.
I've purchased a number of recordings from them in the past, and think it is a marvelous experiment in open licensing and distribution of high quality music from independent artists.
I'm in no way affiliated; I'm just a happy customer.
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