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We7 launches free music-on-demand service

We7 today officially launched its ads-supported music service, offering UK music lovers the chance to listen to whatever music they choose for free, and offering a chance to buy their favourite music.

The service’s extensive catalogue includes music from a three million strong catalogue of artists including Kings of Leon, Pink, Nickelback, and Estelle.

We7 is adding up to 30,000 tracks a day to its collection of over 3 million licensed tracks, including many new releases as they become available.
 
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Now MySpace plans an ‘iPod-killer’

MySpace may have plans to introduce its very own ‘iPod-killer’ to supplement its newly-introduced music download service, company CEO Chris DeWolf explained at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco yesterday.

There’s no big rush to do so, however, with DeWolf simply conceding “it’s possible” before stressing his company remains focused on the music service right now.

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Online music for musicians: SoundCloud

An online music service with a difference is set to launch this week, SoundCloud, a service which declares itself to offer a “cloud-based music-sharing platform for music industry pros.”

It’s a web-based audio platform aimed at music pros who need to send, receive and distribute large music files online. It also offers collaborative features. Basically it’s designed as a platform that’s less hassle to use and more powerful in what it can achieve than IM or FTP for file transfer – should be a boon to producers, presumably. Continue reading

Passionato launches in UK – top quality classical

Passionato, the world’s largest collection of high-quality DRM-free classical music launches today in the UK.

Founded by highly experienced music industry maven and former president of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, James Glicker, Passionato lets classical music lovers browse, sample and download single tracks, works or albums from its catalogue of classical music recordings.

Music is sold either as 320kbps high-quality MP3s, or in the popular lossless FLAC format. Offering music at this quality seems a shrewd play to attract the most demanding audiophiles of all – classical music buffs, who have ignored online services because music quality is relatively poor.
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