HP To 'Take On iTunes' With Pre-Loaded Laptop Music Download Service

Hey kids! Want to know what we really, really need? Another music download service! From HP, of all people! They're pre-loading Omnifone's MusicStation service on laptops sold in Europe from today, with a month's access to the music catalog costing 10 Euros (around $14). Don't you just wish you could smack the person… » 1/25/10 4:40am 1/25/10 4:40am

Amazon MP3 Service Going Global; Epic iTunes Battle on the Horizon

Amazon's digital music catalogue is all set to go global, and although a launch date has not yet been settled, it shall hit sometime this year. Given Amazon MP3 offers DRM-free tracks, which are generally cheaper than iTunes limited, equivalent offerings, we cannot help but think an epic battle between the big As is… » 1/27/08 7:15am 1/27/08 7:15am

Qtrax Promises Legal P2P Music Sharing Service, the Impossible

We have long thought the acronym P2P was the very antonym of the word legal, but Qtrax, a new P2P music sharing service, has plans to rewrite the geek dictionary. Here's the skinny: The service is free, completely. Qtrax offers an unlimited service. It is supported by the four major labels, as well as smaller, niche… » 1/26/08 10:30am 1/26/08 10:30am

Recording Industry Bleeding Cash, Album Sales Down for Seventh Straight…

Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Album sales dropped again, but the saving grace of the music industry was digital downloads, up 65% from the year before. Conventional music sales were down 4.9%, with Disney's teenybopper favorite High School Musical soundtrack topping the motley list. » 1/05/07 11:41am 1/05/07 11:41am

Amazon to Offer Music Player and Subscription Music Download Service

Amazon is in talks with four major music companies about starting its own music download service this summer, according to The Wall Street Journal. The online retailing giant is also talking about selling an Amazon-branded portable music player. The four music companies Amazon is talking to are Universal, Sony BMG,… » 2/16/06 1:04pm 2/16/06 1:04pm