Houston Chronicle/Dr. Mac Slams BuyMusic, Praises iTMS

The Houston Chronicleis Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus got a chance to look at the recently launched BuyMusic service, and, well, he doesnit like it. He sees it as a pale imitation of Appleis iTunes Music Store, and says that the similarities end after the first glance. From the Houston Chronicle:

The site is called BuyMusic.com. At first glance it looks a lot like Appleis offering and markets itself using TV commercials that are a note-for-note rip-off of the lauded Apple spots.

Thatis where the similarities end. Simply put, while iTunes Music Store is the Rolls-Royce of online music, BuyMusic.com is a Yugo.

BuyMusic.comis big marketing push is songs for 79 cents. But itis a bogus claim. For example, only one song in its Top 100 Downloads section cost 79 cents; all the others had prices from 99 cents to $1.29.

Every song at the iTunes Music Store site costs 99 cents.

A cool note is that Mr. LeVitus linked to our story on Wednesday pitting the iTMS against BuyMusic, specifically the fact that BuyMusic charges an arm and a leg for some EPs.

You can read the full story at the Houston Chronicleis Web site.