Wednesday, 28 May 2003
Networks just announced their download music service, which may provide
stiff competition for Apple’s iTunes. Real Networks will be offering
their downloads for 79 cents as opposed to Apple’s 99.
Real Networks new service will be based on listen.com’s Rhapsody
service, which Real bought last month. Rhapsody, however, unlike Apple
iTunes, requires a $9.95 monthly fee, plus and extra 79 cents per
download. This includes 60+ commercial free radio stations. So, it will
be interesting to see if Real Network utilizes a monthly fee as well.