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MusicMatch joins the online music sales race

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 28 Jul 2003 13:17 User comments (2)

MusicMatch Jukebox is one of the most popular and well known all-in-one audio applications. It has been available for years and has always been attracting a good number of newbies.
According to the source MusicMatch is now implementing pay-per-download music purchasing features to their services, much like the Apple iTunes. The iTunes has been a great success and many companies are now adopting the same business model to their services. The supply is quickly increasing, so now the question is that how big actually is the demand?
MusicMatch, which already offers a subscription-based service, the $7-a-month MusicMatch MX, said it has struck deals with nine big-name labels to offer a casual purchase-oriented download service for Windows PCs.

Among the labels are 'big five' players EMI, Universal and BMG, but both Warner and Sony are notable by their absence, which automatically puts MusicMatch's service at a disadvantage to both Apple and BuyMusic.

MusicMatch didn't reveal much in the way of details about the service, so it's going to be interesting to see if they offer the same sub-licensing terms that BuyMusic offers.

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2 user comments

128.7.2003 13:28

What's up with the "*internet radio only offered for a limited time" cop out on Misic Match 8.0's download intro? Are they going to disable internet radio, eliminate SHOUTcast accessibility? Can you broadcast content now with the current version, or is WinAmp the only way? Sounds like another attempt to keep content running one-way...

28.8.2003 11:14

Well not much difference between 7.5 and 8. Only difference is on 8 you get CD quality FREE internet Radio. Now they want to change all of that and take that away and charge you for it. The RIAA sucks and NOW they want to have a strong hold on Music. Voodoohippie Share Privately with friends with Foldershare and make sure that the newbies have high participation from the ES5 forums before you invite them to your Foldershare folders. This way you know your safe from the RIAA.

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