Free downloads during December

Danish label Dacapo is running an interesting promotion during the month of December. Every day, as part of what they call their Advent Calendar, they’re offering a free download. As they put it “We pick the album – you choose the track”.

There are absolutely no restrictions within those terms, by which I mean that you’re free to choose any single track from the album of the day, irrespective of playing time or download quality. I’ve been busily working my way through the list, and have come across some fascinating music in the process (on only one day was the featured album one I already had). I have to admit to adopting a general policy of getting the best possible free deal, by choosing the longest track and downloading it at the highest available quality (which in some Studio Master cases is twice the quality available on a standard CD).

The album list is updated daily on this web page, where you’ll also find instructions about how to claim the free downloads. As with all download sites (and this is one of the best label-specific ones), you’ll first need to register and create an account.

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