MuchMusic Launches Music Download Store
Canada’s MuchMusic is now offering visitors the ability to preview, purchase, and download music to their PCs and portable MP3 players. For the first time ever, a Canadian broadcaster is offering music lovers songs for download, the result of a groundbreaking partnership between muchmusic.com and Puretracks Inc., a leading North American download service provider. The selection of more than a million tunes â€“ with more added every week â€“ includes every major music label and a huge selection of content from independent labels. In addition to a robust menu, the download store from the Nationâ€™s Music Station stocks exclusive content, including songs as well as celebrity and MuchMusic playlists.
In addition to great usability and selection, shop.muchmusic.com sets itself apart with extras that only MuchMusic could provide. Starting today, fans of bands such as Lillix, or of MuchMusic VJs Sarah Taylor and Tim Deegan, can purchase playlists created exclusively for shop.muchmusic.com customers, creating a unique and truly interactive music-buying experience. Stay tuned for more celebrity playlists. Fans can also purchase the track lists from their favourite genre-specific MuchMusic programmes such as Vibe, Loud, and The Wedge. The download store is also completely integrated with other elements of muchmusic.com, and allows users browsing the site to search for related ringtones and music videos.
To celebrate the launch of the store, MuchMusic and Windup Records are pleased to offer an exclusive acoustic version of Call Me When You’re Sober, bundled with the new album The Open Door, by multi-platinum selling band Evanescence. Look for more exclusives in coming months.
Prices range from $.79 to $1.29 per track, and payment is made by using any of the three major credit cards. More information on the MuchMusic Download Store.