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Here is a link to a Canadian record label called Arts & Crafts: http://www.galleryac.com/
I am not 100% about all the genres they cover. I only re-bought an album from here that I had purchased through itunes a few years earlier. I imagine their catalogue is indie/folk/electronic-folk kinda stuff.
The album came as FLAC files at 16bit/44.1khz. You can also get Apple Lossless.
If offered in your country, I highly recommend the streaming service from Qobuz. Here in The Netherlands it's €20/month, for which you get unlimited streaming of their entire (some exceptions) catalogue in cd quality. I think I have bought my last cd ever...
Sorry I meant to quote this post when I mentioned about how I still buy CDs as well and then I rip them to lossless to my computer for travel purposes.
Not sure if im doing it right, but
I get almost all of my music there. Artists themselves have to upload it though, so mostly its just rookie artists there, won't find many popular artists. Downloads are available in mp3 320, mp3 v0, flac, wav, aiff, and probably some more formats after that...
It is not very likely that they pay any royalties from the $2,50 you would pay for an album. And if they lie about that, I would also not believe them on any statement about carefully handling your credit card. My advice: don't go there.
(And in addition: thanks for supporting your favourite artists by paying a fair price for their work!)
While hdtracks sells CD's that's really not what that site is about. That site is primarily about hd music - meaning higher bit-depth and resolution than CD's. CD's are always 44.1kHz/16bit while hd is typically 96kHz/24bit or 192kHz/24bit (you also need higher quality hardware/players and headphones to play and really benefit from those hd resolution files). If you just want to stick with CD's you can rip those to FLAC or ALAC easily without losing any quality (regardless of whether you download CD files or purchase the CD's and rip them directly - I think that is the cheapest option and if you stick with purchasing physical CD's I think buying them directly from Amazon or some other store like that and ripping yourself may be cheaper than downloads).