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Digital Downloads

Listening to samples

60 second preview clips are available for many of our music tracks. Click on the Play icon next to the track to hear the sample of your selected track.

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We currently offer all our albums in the widely-used MP3 file format. We also offer some of our music in the FLAC format. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. FLAC is a much higher quality format than MP3, and so offers the listener an enhanced listening experience. However, please note that because FLAC format audio files contain more information than MP3s, the size of the file is also much larger.

Please check your chosen media player supports the FLAC format before purchasing.

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Bitrates and quality

The quality for our MP3 downloads is 256k. Our FLAC downloads are encoded to CD quality (from 16 bit/44.1 kHz).

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DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a tool used to protect content from being improperly used or shared. All Universal Music tracks are DRM free, meaning our customers have enhanced freedom and ease of use and storage on different devices.

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Downloading your music

Once you have purchased your digital downloads from Universal Music, you can download them up to five times in the year following purchase. In order to re-download, go to your Order History in Your Account and follow the instructions.

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