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Top Online Stores to Download Music

Do you want to download music? With the growing number of sites, you can be at a loss on which ones offer the best rates and services, and searching the net can also be cumbersome for some. Here is a compiled summary of some of the best sites to download music, and what they offer as well as what to expect:

iTunes Store

Apple’s iTunes Store is believed to have the largest selection of music online. iTunes is used to access music in the Apple store though it is not necessary to own an iPad, iPhone, or iPod where music can be synced. The store offers music videos, movies, apps, audiobooks, and even free podcasts.

Amazon MP3

Amazon MP3 features Cloud Drive where any digital media that you purchase is automatically stored in your own personal music locker for safe keeping. It has become one of the biggest. most diverse stores for digital media with competitive rates. Amazon MP3 has a Cloud Player to stream music and play on a wireless speaker system. It is the premier online music store to provide DRM-free MP3s from select artists.


Though Spotify specializes in streaming music service, its Offline Mode makes it a site to download music. The Offline Mode lets you listen to music without an internet connection. It has iPod support, and you can import a music library. Spotify also has a social networking platform.


Napster offers both subscription and a la carte music services. MP3 credits are available through subscription and can be redeemed to download music. Napster boasts a library that surpasses both Amazon and Apple. They offer a 7-day trial and after expiration, you can choose subscription a service priced between $12.95 and $14.95 monthly.


The Rhapsody music online music store offers subscription service of millions of digital music tracks for you to listen to or download. They also have a DRM-free tracks in MP3 format which can also be downloaded through its subscription service. Rhapsody acquired Napster, and this boosted its rankings in the online music business.


eMusic is a subscription-based service that provides a large library music and audio books. The music store offers a broad selection of indie music and audio books in MP3 format and its is compatible with the iPod. With its collection of independent music, it is ranked the largest online music store to download music. With more than 3.5 million tracks and over 2000 audiobook titles, it is the second largest digital online media outlet. The best thing about the subscription service is that even if you cancel the subscription, the music remains yours.


Other than offering loads of music downloads, 7digital has videos, audio books and even soundtracks, this service offers a wide variety of free MP3 downloads. The digital media offered by 7digital is of high quality with speeds of up to 320 kbps. Along with the account comes a digital locker that makes storage of purchased music safely for future downloads if need be.