Rhapsody Launches DRM-Free MP3 Online Music Store
RealNetworks has announced the launch of a new DRM-free MP3 version of its Rhapsody music store. Real claims that the new MP3 store, which makes it iPod compatible for the first time, will have a catalog of more than five million songs from all four major music labels as well as a number of noteworthy independents.
The Rhapsody music store will offer most albums for $9.99 and individual songs for $0.99. In a first, the site will offer previews of complete songs, compared to the 30-second samples found on competing services such as iTunes and Amazon MP3. As part of a promotion to raise awareness of the new music store, Rhapsody is giving away a free album to the first 100,000 people who sign up.
More information on the Rhapsody MP3 music store.