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PayPlay launches "the world's largest MP3 download store"

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 May 2007 19:38 User comments (4)

PayPlay launches "the world's largest MP3 download store" Yesterday, PayPlay launched "the world's largest MP3 download store", a legal music download store that will sell over 1.3 million indie music tracks and includes a nice integrated search engine that allows users to search for their favorite artists or compare similar artists.
Before the announcement, PayPlay sold DRM-crippled WMAs for $0.77. The new store will offer DRM-free 192kbps MP3s for $0.88. The company says the added price is a reflection of the "cost of retooling to host MP3s instead of WMAs."

Many of the artists are unknown to most consumers so the recommendation system is the key to the new service. It does comparisons to some of the more known artists such as the Talking Heads.

Another good thing that comes out of the new service is the way the artists get paid. Artists recive an average of $0.59 per track, which is huge when compared to iTunes, who gives artists 7 percent.

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4 user comments

131.5.2007 19:47

Wow, this is so awesome for artists and consumers. Fair prices for consumers and great, no middle man prices for the artist.

I hope there are good artists on this thing.

--Moomoo2

21.6.2007 14:04

WOW, this is SUPER huge for both consumers and artist. more than 1/2 of the total price goes to the artist / label? Thats NICE! Plus the prices are very low.

31.6.2007 19:15

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Another good thing that comes out of the new service is the way the artists get paid. Artists recive an average of $0.59 per track, which is huge when compared to iTunes, who gives artists 7 percent.
At least the artist get something back in this deal that is worth while. I still would not use this or Itunes store for that matter either. If i want to buy music i would go to the store.

428.6.2007 6:14

This and the LG MP3 Washing Machine, a perfect match.

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