Good mp3 purchaser?

Hey guys, my friend just gave me a HUUGE list of bands that I just previewed on iTunes and they are awesome bands at that. But I was wondering if there is a music company like iTunes, more specifically, that lets you download them in Mp3 format. Also, one that doesn’t use the whole “rental” stuff where if you cancel whatever subscription you had you loose all your music. :-/

Anyway, If there could be any sort of website on the internet that would let me pay for mp3 format songs/albums similar to iTunes, I would really like to know about it. Thanks :smiley:

The reason I want an Mp3 version is because it is so universal and I can use them in my Flash animations and Movies.

Thanks again guys, hope you can help me out. :red: