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New Music Service from Apple!!!!

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This sounds SOOOOOO cool and exactly what I have been waiting for, for so long. MacCentral has live reporting here.

What I love so far....

"The Apple music service will offer one-click downloads. You can use iTunes to "browse" the entire music store by genre, artist and album. Apple is offering music tracks not available anywhere else, including Bob Dylan, U2 :D
, and others."
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At least Canadians can browse the store and listen to the music samples.

200,000 tunes sounds like a lot, but they have lots of work to do to make it into a "real" music store.

The per-song sales model has some interesting implications for the industry. "Little Tiny Song" (Barenaked Ladies - 1:06) costs 99 cents US -- the same price as "Romeo and Juliet" (Dire Straits - 6:05).

I notice that the Dire Straits album Love Over Gold isn't listed. Maybe "Telegraph Road" (14 minutes) will require a premium price? ;)

I'm pleased to see Rendezvous music sharing is now enabled in iTunes 4 (although I haven't been able to get it to work yet).

The addition of album art is also nice, but it doesn't download automatically yet -- you have to add your own. Still, it's nice to see iTunes catch up with this feature from Windows Media Player. (Maybe Apple is waiting for to include cover art in its database before adding this option to the "import" preferences?)

All in all, a good day for Apple.
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