Time Warner Offering Monthly Music Download Service
October 5, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
TIME WARNER CABLE has begun selling music to customers of its ROAD RUNNER Internet access service, reports KANSASCITY.COM. ROAD RUNNER subscribers can pay $9.95 a month for unlimited access to 3 million songs, ad-free radio and music videos, NEW YORK-based TIME WARNER CABLE said in a statement.
TIME WARNER is jumping into an industry dominated by APPLE’s ITUNES, which in 2006 sold 70% of tracks that were downloaded to computers, according to researcher NPD GROUP INC. TIME WARNER’s new service isn’t compatible with APPLE'S IPOD devices, said ANN GARRETT, spokeswoman for MEDIANET DIGITAL, the company providing the technology.