Virgin and Universal Music have signed a new deal overseas to launch an unlimited music download service.The new service will be offered as part of Virgin's UK broadband service will allow unlimited downloads of Universal artists for a monthly fee as well as a second option for limited downloads at a lower price.The companies vowed that the service will not use any DRM protection software and users will be able to keep the downloaded tracks for as long as they wish. However, Universal also said that it would work with Virgin to keep the downloaded songs from being redistributed to other users.The move is a first between a major label and an ISP. Haunted by unauthorized downloading and spurred by the success of online stores such as iTunes, the labels have long been searching for a format to reap profits from legal downloads."In terms of both convenience and value, our new music service will be superior to anything that's available online today and provides a fair deal for both consumers and artists," proclaimed Neil Berkett, chief executive of Virgin Media.The companies did not give word on a possible launch date or pricing plans for the new service.
Source: Copyright ©v3.co.uk
More in General (1 of 10 articles)
More in General (2 of 10 articles)
More in General (3 of 10 articles)
More in General (4 of 10 articles)
More in General (5 of 10 articles)
More in General (6 of 10 articles)
More in General (7 of 10 articles)
More in General (8 of 10 articles)
More in General (9 of 10 articles)
More in General (10 of 10 articles)
Telstra supports International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
Review: Livescribe Sky
Peeling the Onion: A look at the Tor Project
In Pictures: 'Destination Star Trek London'
Get advice on the best gear, take part in discussions with comments on blogs, news and reviews; post your
own reviews and tailor make your information specifically to your interests.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can start posting.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain @pcauthority.com.au to your white-listed senders.
Click here to close this message