Audio recordings of performances from the 2023 DCI World Championships in Indianapolis are now available for purchase and download.
Recorded live August 10-12 from the field of Lucas Oil Stadium, each 2023 Audio Performance Download from MarchingMusicDownloads.com comes with CD-quality 320 Kbps CBR MP3 files as well as lossless AIFF files. Individual audio downloads cost $3.95 or a complete bundle of all available performances is available for $39.95.
In addition to MarchingMusicDownloads.com, audio will also available via Apple iTunes and Amazon in the coming weeks.
While a large selection of video performances from across the 2023 DCI Tour are currently available for streaming via FloMarching.com, DCI’s newly-released audio offerings will be the only downloadable multimedia made available from the summer of 2023.
With decreasing demand for audio/visual products over many years and with the significantly increased production and licensing costs compared to their audio counterparts, offering video downloads proved to be an impractical challenge at this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
When/Where/How will audio from the 2023 DCI World Championships be released?
Audio of the Top-25 2023 DCI World Championship Semifinalists are available exclusively via digital download. Individual performances and a complete bundle of all Semifinalists are available from MarchingMusicDownloads.com. Audio downloads will also be made available via Apple Music and Amazon in the coming weeks.
Will video products/downloads also be offered?
Due to decreasing demand for fixed media (DVD/Blu-ray) and the cost of A/V sync licensing for video products, video from the 2023 DCI World Championships will not be available through Drum Corps International. However, select performances from the 2023 DCI Tour are currently available for streaming via subscription at FloMarching.com.
Why does it take so long after the summer to release this year's audio files?
In order to protect the original copyright owners and composers who allow Drum Corps International's performing ensembles to license their music, every effort is made to secure the appropriate licenses in order to offer the most complete performances as they appeared on the field this past August.
Which corps’ audio files will be available for download?
This year Drum Corps International will feature performances of the Top-25 corps from the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis via Audio Performance Download.
Will audio downloads be available for international distribution?
At this time, the sale of Drum Corps International's World Championship audio titles is limited to the United States.
What are the technical specs of audio downloads?
Audio Performance Downloads only from MarchingMusicDownloads.com come with CD-quality 320 Kbps CBR MP3 files as well as lossless AIFF files.