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News
Issue #2003 - 15 (May 2003)
(Updated May 8, 2003)

APPLICATION SOLUTIONS & APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

Mobile Music - Apple Style @ 99 cents a Song

Apple Computer on Monday introduced its iTunes Music Store, from which Macintosh users (with Mac OS X) and, by the end of the year, Windows users can download songs from the top five record companies for 99 cents each. The music service is being called by some as a breakthrough in the battle between the recording industry and free, online music swapping. The Apple service requires no subscription, and lets customers keep songs indefinitely, store songs on as many as three computers, transfer them to Apple iPod music players, and make unlimited copies of the songs onto CDs. "Consumers don't want to be treated like criminals and artists don't want their valuable work stolen. The iTunes Music Store offers a groundbreaking solution for both," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. The iTunes Music Store features over 200,000 songs from music companies including BMG, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal and Warner. Users can search the entire music store to locate any song by title, artist or album, or browse the entire collection of songs by genre, artist and album. Users can listen to a free 30-second preview of any song in the store, then purchase and download their favorite songs or complete albums in digital quality with just one click.

(Source: Reuters, AP, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNET News.com) - more info Via CTIA news flash


MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Mobile Music Aple style makes a lot of sense for every body. No wonder, it hit 100,000 downloads first week. We wonder how will wireless carriers compete. With great difficulty or not at all, we would say. 

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