Linn Downloads: A History
Linn was the first label to release CD quality music downloads without DRM (Digital Rights Management) and the first to champion Studio Master downloads because we're passionate about making the best recordings available at the highest quality.
'...my hat is off to [Linn] for leading audiophiles - and me! - into the brave new world of high-resolution downloads.' Stereophile
Since we launched our download service in 2007 it has grown to a catalogue of over 700 albums at Studio Master quality.
Linn Records' innovative download service not only offers you a wide variety of music, but also a wide variety of ways in which you can enjoy it. In addition to Studio Master downloads, you can also download CD quality and MP3 files and you have the choice to buy an entire album or just your favourite tracks.
'Congratulations on making Studio Master quality available and multiple congratulations for trusting your customers and avoiding DRM. I have tried the files and the quality is superb. It is a pity that the larger record companies have not had the same concern for their customers. This is a great step forward in home reproduction.' G Gibney, customer
As well our own award-winning recordings we also offers Studio Master downloads from a wide range of artists and labels who are keen for fans to hear their music as it was originally recorded in the studio. Our ever-expanding catalogue includes original music from singer / songwriters, groundbreaking electronica, home-grown Scottish talent, the best international orchestras and classical stars, jazz from around the world and much, much more.
New artists and recordings are added to Linn's celebrated download website daily and there is a wealth of new music to discover.