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UK download sites back new 'MP3 Compatible' logo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Nov 2008 0:10 User comments (6)

UK download sites back new 'MP3 Compatible' logo HMV, Woolworths, 7digital, Digitalstores, Tescodigital, Tunetribe, and have all agreed to promote a new "MP3 compatible" logo that they hope will raise the profile of the open MP3 music format and inform users on what they can do with their DRM-free downloads.
The logo should also help consumers identify legal music stores from P2P.

The Entertainment Retailers Association created the logo and says it will emphasize that MP3s can be played in all media players.

7digital's Ben Drury added that digital sales "have been booming because users love the freedom of MP3".

"The beauty of an MP3 file is that once you have bought it, you don't need to be a computer genius or a lawyer to make it work and you are not locked in to a relationship with a single retailer or hardware manufacturer,"
he said.

The BPI is also standing behind the new proposal.

"This logo will not only help give consumers confidence that the music files they are buying will play on a wide range of devices, but will also help them know that they are legal and that artists are getting paid," noted Geoff Taylor, BPI chief executive.

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6 user comments

16.11.2008 12:51

brilliant :)

now if only they would have more underground rap/hiphop/grime tracks, as soon as they are available

26.11.2008 19:01

Lol at woolworths. thats a name i haven't heard in awhile.

36.11.2008 19:21

Oh wow.. a logo

I'm gobsmacked.. wonder how much that cost.

46.11.2008 19:27

$2.00 dollars.

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56.11.2008 19:45

That much?... we are talking woolies here, home of the Pick'n'Mix and the ex-chart bin. Also available.. stick on soles and tea strainers in every colour as long as it's silver. Best place for tinsel... they have the best, no contest. They also sell those BB pellets for cakes.

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66.11.2008 20:29

Varnull you lost me right about at the "We are talking woolies" part

Sorry, if your talking about Woolworth's haven't been to one of those since 95.

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