Datz, the online music download store and community website, today announced the launch of the Datz Music Lounge which lets you download as many tracks as you want over the course of a year for a one off cost of £99.99.
Members of Datz Music Lounge can keep all the tracks they have downloaded forever. Every song is in MP3 format, free from DRM and 100% legal. Music can be transferred to an iPod, MP3 player or a mobile phone.
Featuring millions of songs from thousands of artists, the catalogue of hits includes everything from classic artists to modern stars. In addition a wide selection of new music released in 2009 will be available.
The Datz Music Lounge has been created by music download site Datz.com along with leading labels including, Beggars Group, EMI Music, The Orchard and Warner Music with more joining over the coming weeks.
Michael Richardson, Managing Director of Datz says: “We wanted to find a safe and legal way for users to download music to keep. With literally thousands of artists and millions of tracks all in unlocked MP3 format, the Datz Music Lounge provides safe, carefree downloading for all music enthusiasts. Datz Music Lounge gives people a way to bolster their back catalogue, try new music and rediscover artists they love. All the music is theirs to keep forever and they can download anything they like for one year after they join Datz Music Lounge. Not only does Datz Music Lounge fundamentally change the way people can enjoy music, it also provides one of the greatest offers of all time.”
Martin Mills, Chairman, Beggars Group said: “Beggars is pleased to add its considerable catalogue to The Datz Music Lounge. We are excited to be involved in such an innovative approach to enjoying legal music.”
Matthew Crosswaite, SVP Sales & Commercial Development – UK & Ireland, EMI Music said: “The Datz Music Lounge offering is a new and innovative way for consumers to gift digital music via high street retailers – just in time for the peak season. The product is subscription based and will be a valuable and insightful tool for understanding how consumers explore and react to EMI’s deep and rich back catalogue.”
Greg Scholl, president and chief executive officer of The Orchard, added, “Datz Music Lounge is exciting and innovative, and showcases both The Orchard’s significant music catalogue, and fundamentally differentiated marketing and merchandising capabilities. Being selected as their partner for vital independent sector is an honor, and we are proud to call Datz a client.”
Music is downloaded DRM free to a computer in MP3 format. The user can then transfer the music to any music playing device.