- How do digital downloads work?
- In what file format are the files downloaded?
- Are the digital downloads secure? How will my album not get leaked?
Records we press can have a sticker on the front (on the sleeve or shrink wrap, not on the printed artwork) that tells you that the record comes with a free digital download of the album. Inside the record packaging we can insert a small card that contains a unique code that the purchaser of the album uses to redeem.
The albums are delivered as a single ZIP file that contains all of the album tracks in 256 kbps DRM-free MP3 format.
The digital downloads are as secure as we can possibly make them. The only way to have access to download the files is by using a valid download code which comes with each album. Each code allows for the album to be downloaded 3 times (in case somebody wants it on two machines, or loses the files somehow) and then it becomes invalid. What somebody does with your album after they download it is out of our control. There is no technology (i.e. DRM) in place to prevent them from sharing the files with their friends — only the shame of stealing music from a hard working artist like yourself.
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