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NY Post: To Start iTMS Competition

NY Post: To Start iTMS Competition

by , 11:00 AM EDT, July 16th, 2003

According to a brief article at the New York Post, is about to start up an internet-based music service to compete with Apple's iTunes Music Store (iTMS). The Post has published many stories relating to Apple's iTMS since the service was announced in April. The newspaper is reporting that has been in talks with the five major music labels, and quotes a music industry insider who claims that it is unclear whether or not has secured the proper rights. From the New York Post:

The online e-tailer is starting an Internet-based music service similar to Apple's and is expected to announce the launch next Tuesday in New York.

The company has been talking to all five major labels, though it is unclear whether they have secured the rights yet, according to one music industry insider.

You can read the full article at the New York Post's Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

Lots and lots of different interests have either announced an iTMS competitor, or are reportedly working on something. As of yet, of course, none have actually materialized. It's going to be very interesting to see who makes what, but we'll be very surprised if anyone is able to put together a service that truly matches what the iTMS offers. Even if someone is able to do so, however, competition is a good thing.

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