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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sub Pop’s Digital Download Store

posted by on November 7 at 10:05 AM

As Pitchfork reports this morning, local mega-indie Sub Pop’s digital download store is open for business. The mp3s are available as full album zip files of 192 kbps mp3s. Singles and EPs are forthcoming, as are exclusive tracks, but for the time being it’s just albums. Still, Pitchfork rightly highlights one pretty neat feature of Sub Pop’s scheme:

Maybe the coolest part of all this, though, lies in this little detail: “You can download the files you’ve purchased from your account page at any time and multiple times— if we update the download in any way (think bitrate or bonus tracks or whatever), you can just log in, go to your download page, and get the new version of the file.” Ever lose a few paychecks worth of digital music files in one fell swoop of a hard drive crash? Sub Pop understands.

Sub Pop content will continue to be available via iTunes as well as those weird, musty places called “record shoppes.”

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That is incredibly thoughtful of Sub Pop -- the memory download feature.

Very cool.

Posted by Chris Estey | November 7, 2007 10:26 AM

Emusic also lets you download as many times as you want if a download gets hosed, but it's great that Sub Pop is doing it too.

Posted by maddogm13 | November 7, 2007 5:28 PM

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