Alternatives to DRM nasties

So Nia buys some music, and gets bitten by DRM – but don’t worry, those big companies are digitally protecting your rights.

I gave up on commercial music years ago, and have stuck to Creative Commons music since then. Sure, you’re less likely to hear their jingles on adverts, and your friends might not have heard of them, but hey! There’s tons of it out there, and most of it is dross – but that’s no different from the stuff you have to pay for. My latest source of music is Jamendo, offering high quality .oggs and .mp3s for free download. I can heartily recommend tryad, especially their cracking album “Listen” (which I’m listening to at the moment – if you do nothing else, listen to “lovely” on the website). If you want something completely unusual, try “Fusion” from Cool Cavemen. Or my favourite from this week – “Drop” from Alexander Blu.

Has anyone else got any albums or songs they want to recommend in the comments?

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