MTV Digital Distribution Scheduled To Launch 2004

Posted: Nov 4 2003, 5:36pm EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:04pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff


MTV Digital Distribution Scheduled To Launch 2004
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Reuters is reporting that MTV Networks plans to launch a digital download service the first half of next year.

MTV Networks is preparing to introduce a music download service with plans to go up against Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes and other competitors, said MTV chief Tom Freston on Monday.

Currently, allows members to download music tracks but they expire after about a month and cannot be burned to a compact disc or uploaded to a portable digital player.

Two weeks ago Apple launched a Microsoft Windows-compatible version of its software. has sold approximately 13 million songs since its spring launch.

To learn about the digital distribution deal from the perspective of independent recording artists, check out a lively online discussion that was started over the weekend at LiveJournal/MusicBiz

See also:
New MTV Mobile Phone

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