1. What is Sounds Are Active?
Sounds Are Active is a small independent record label based in Long Beach, California.
2. Can I really download all this music for free?
Yes. Almost half of our music catalogue (nearly 20 releases!) is available for immediate, free download in mp3 format.
3. Where can I buy Sounds Are Active releases?
You can purchase anything in our catalogue on our website, in your local record store, via Amazon.com, emusic.com or iTunes. We think our website best but we have a slight bias.
4. Why should I buy from this website?
Well, we think it’s nice and pretty. And easy. We offer two options for purchases: full album mp3 download and CD (or vinyl) purchase with immediate full album mp3 download. Payment can easily be made with credit card, PayPal or Google Checkout.
5. What are the details regarding your downloads?
We offer CD quality mp3 downloads encoded at 220kps or higher VBR (variable bit rate). In addition, you are given a unique link that allows for up to five downloads in case you lose or delete your files. You can also feel free to download them in multiple places: work, home, school, etc. We place no DRM (digital rights management) on our downloads and we respect the fair use rights of the purchaser to do with the files and music as they please.
In addition we offer high quality album artwork whenever possible, artist videos and bonus tracks or rare recordings with your downloads. Making, buying and listening to music should be fun.
6. Can I buy individual tracks?
Sure. iTunes, Amazon and emusic all offer purchase of individual tracks. However, we do not offer them through this website. Call us sentimentalists but we love listening to entire records. We try to price them reasonably enough that the purchase of a whole album makes more sense than just buying three or four songs. We also try to release great albums.
7. What about 40 BANDS/80 MINUTES!?
Again we offer two options for purchases: full feature download and DVD purchase with immediate full feature download.
8. And what are the details for the 40 BANDS/80 MINUTES! download?
We offer high quality mp4 downloads encoded in H.264. Again, you are given a unique link that allows for up to five downloads in case you lose or delete your files. We place no DRM (digital rights management) on our downloads and we respect the fair use rights of the purchaser to do with the film as they please.