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Limewire store adds over 1 million tracks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Aug 2008 17:26 User comments (10)

Limewire store adds over 1 million tracks Limewire has announced that they have added 1.2 million legal, DRM-free tracks to their offical store, with the tracks starting at $0.27 USD per track.
As a P2P device, Limewire is by far the most popular with some reports saying as high as 18 percent of all personal computers have the application installed. Today's news however marks the third time they have expanded their legal download store, this time signing a deal with "The Orchard“, a distributor of 1.2 million songs from Indie labels.

Greg Scholl, President and CEO of The Orchard, added, “We’re pleased to support the LimeWire store, a retail offering that protects copyrights while fairly compensating artists and labels. This exciting entrant to digital retail offers us a unique opportunity to connect our clients with an online audience of potentially millions of new customers.”

Although tracks are $.99 cents individually if you have a "Platinum" subscription plan, you can download 75 tracks for $19.99 a month, for an equivalent of $.27 cents per track.

Although the store has been struggling since its inception it does offer an interesting marketing opportunity for labels because the store is linked to results in the P2P portion of the application. Users will be linked to buy the song if they search for one that is available from the store. However, the Big 4 record labels are hesitant to sign on especially with Limewire's past.

“LimeWire Store development has been running at full speed to provide a number of exciting new features, and we are enjoying the opportunity to improve our user community’s experience via the feedback they’ve provided,”
said Jason Pelzer, the LimeWire store Technical Director.

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10 user comments

11.9.2008 2:02

Of course it hasent been popular, it has no music available.

i the big 4 sign up this could be ok.

21.9.2008 3:04
socachief
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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Sep 2008 @ 21:47

31.9.2008 4:58

if the big 4 sign up.. music tracks will be replaced with legit links.. we wont be able to search for tracks that are also for sale.. meaning only rare, older music will be available for free. but also big 4 can monitor files being transfered on their store. this will be a win for both users and studio's. we wanted cheap music. they can offer it. what better way than to add it in to a program almost everyone you know has.. all we want is a cheap easy way to download tracks.. but they also don't want tracks being shared if only one user purchases it.. but it can also save server bandwidth.. so there are lots of pro's and cons.. they figure if u can't beat them join them.. but will the largest file sharing program be changed forever?

41.9.2008 17:02

It wont ever Work if the Big 4 sign-up with this the song price will go from .99 to a $1.50 or worse, and it will be DRMed.

but really now lets ask your self Free or .99 which would you choose.

53.9.2008 6:51
susieqbbb
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Ok i find this funny..

Limewire and Frostwire both have legal music for download..

Drawback!!!

They both contain illegal music..

So why pay 27 cents per song when you could download it for nothing..

What a waste all your trying to do is please the riaa and mpaa you are a moron.

63.9.2008 13:12

Originally posted by susieqbbb:
Ok i find this funny..

Limewire and Frostwire both have legal music for download..

Drawback!!!

They both contain illegal music..

So why pay 27 cents per song when you could download it for nothing..

What a waste all your trying to do is please the riaa and mpaa you are a moron.
read my post.

75.9.2008 10:40

Crimewire blows. This is just a way to 'pretend' to be legit. Frostwire is a clone.o_0
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Going pirate? No way to protect yourself from the **AA's. At least with eMule/aMule you can load up a block list to block the snoops, or some of them.

85.9.2008 20:53
sKrEwZ
Inactive

Does anyone still use Limewire?Frostwire? I'll stick with Torrents, thank you.

97.9.2008 9:03

People do use the Crimewire still. Mostly newbies who don't know a Torrent from a ahem.


Crafty

108.9.2008 8:57

Originally posted by xfactor

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if the big 4 sign up.. music tracks will be replaced with legit links..

You got that right! You can see how stupid the big 4 are. They would rather have their music shared for free than get money from Lime Wire. They are just a bunch of cry babies!

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