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Loudr Shutting Down Purchases January 31st

Loudr Shutting Down Purchases January 31st

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Loudr Shutting Down Purchases January 31st

In terms of video game music I think a lot of us were first introduced to Loudr by way of their annual Game Music Bundles. The group has become one of the go-to sources for clearing cover song licensing quickly and affordably but their digital storefront was never a great place for discoverability. As such, Loudr announced in March that it would be passing its sales business over to CD Baby and has just confirmed some important end-of-life dates for customers.

Check the full article inside for the dates, details and some tips on a few deals.

Album pages on Loudr will lose streaming track previews on December 31st and music purchases will be disabled on January 31st, 2017. The most important date however, is June 30th, 2017 when access to previously purchased music will end. If you ever bought anything from Loudr (or think you might have) you’ll want to get back into your account before the end of June to download a final copy.

For the record, most albums are available in Apple lossless, FLAC and 320kbps MP3 formats and can be exported to a Dropbox drive. An added bonus of Loudr’s competitive rates is that you might be able to grab some albums at a discount through January. There are a few things I’ve had my eye on that are cheaper on Loudr than on iTunes or Google Play.

“It was not an easy decision for us to close this platform,” reads the recent email sent to Loudr users. “But we do believe this will enable us to build new things that will benefit the community of songwriters and creators at large. We’d like to thank you for supporting Loudr’s community of artists and making the Loudr Store more than just another a place to buy digital music.”

Loudr’s licensing team is also in transition and changing names to become Soundrop. As a music buying populace we won’t be dealing with them directly anymore which is surely a weight off the backs of their small team. They aim to maintain the same licensing and royalty terms as Loudr while exploring new means to support musicians and creators.

If you’re looking for some recent game music releases at a discount check out Scarlet Moon’s 2016 Christmas Album, Rich Douglas’ Golden Axe Symphony, the immense GameChops collection and Marshall Art’s Gallery. There’s even more great game music where those came from.

Let us know some of your favorite albums we can find on Loudr in the comments.

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