RealNetworks launched a new MP3 Music Store featuring DRM-Free song and album downloads for purchase. In a recent press release from Rhapsody consumers can purchase MP3 music that is free of the digital rights management (DRM) software. DRM for those of you not up to speed is software that restricts how and where people can listen to and play their digital music.
Now any song or album purchased from the Rhapsody MP3 Music Store can be played on any MP3 player, yes even the Apple iPod. This is awesome news making it easy to load up your iPod with all the latest music from sources other than iTunes.
Another great feature is the ability to listen to an entire song before you purchase it – opposed to the 30 second clips that most music stores offer. With over 5 million songs from all four major music labels the Rhapsody MP3 catalogue is a real player in the music arena.
Prices are just about the same as found in the iTunes store – .99 cents for single tracks and $9.99 for most newly released albums.
RealNetworks is launching a store advertising campaign titled “Music Without Limits” that you may have already started seeing on Yahoo Music, MTV Networks and Verizon Wireless sites and affiliates.
You can try Real Rhapsody Free for 14 Days – check them out and start enjoying your Music, without limits.