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Music download kiosks to appear in London

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 15 Nov 2004 21:12 User comments (1)

Music download kiosks to appear in London The first vending machines that will allow people to download music to their mobile phones or MP3 players will be unveiled later this week. Inspired Broadcast Networks will be adding machines to two London railway stations next month. It is expected to cost about £1 per track and initially is expected to offer 2 million songs, adding about 300 more daily. These machines are expected to appear everywhere from the streets to pubs all over the UK soon. Inspired Broadcast Networks already has 12,000 entertainment terminals in pubs and betting shops linked to a global jukebox of 2.1 million songs.
"All you need is a mobile phone or an MP3 player and a coin in your pocket. You select the track you want and, depending on what type of device you have, it will either download using a wireless connection, or you can plug it in directly," said the company’s CEO, Norman Crowley. Negotiations are still ongoing with record labels for the rights to sell the music. An agreement also has not been reached with Apple over possible support for the iPod music player yet.


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117.11.2004 2:12

Hmmm... Sounds like a gd idea. Although cant realy see people taking there ipods along to the pub or betting shop. You go down the pub to ave a few drinks wiv mates.. not to plug urself into ur music player, thats y they ave jukeboxes in pubs. Same for betting shops as there more likely to be spending there money betting than on a new single of the week. Personally i wudnt want to take my ipod to the pub for the fact id prob smash, drop or lose it after drinking in excess lol. Gd idea but think they shud have a rethink on where these machines are going to b installed.

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