Plenty Of Legal Downloadable Music Now

from the more-is-always-better-right? dept

For a totally arbitrary, but supposedly "symbolic" milestone, the global music industry is celebrating that there are now over 100 legal music services available. Don't ask what kind of sites make it to the list, that's not the important part. The important part is that now music lovers have more music formats to choose from than ever. Woo hoo! So instead of making it easier for people to download music in a simple, transferable format, we now have a bunch of different formats that we have to track down from over 100 sources. Sounds like progress to me.

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    Oliver Wendell Jones, 27 May 2004 @ 11:42am

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    Wow, what color is the sky in your world?

    Mike wasn't complaining about the variety of music available, but the various non-compatible, proprietary music data file formats that are out there.

    Imagine if you went to the real world music store to buy the latest album from your favorite band but find out that it's only available on DAT tape, or Super Audio CD or some other music format you can't play?

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