Rhapsody Embraces MP3 Music Files
June 30, 2008 at 3:57 AM (PT)
Digital music service RHAPSODY is the latest company to embrace mp3 downloads without copy restrictions, reports the BBC. Songs from all four leading record labels -- UNIVERSAL, EMI, SONY and WARNER -- will be available in the digital format.
RHAPSODY joins NAPSTER and AMAZON, who have all started offering mp3 files in recent months. "We're no longer competing with the iPOD. We're embracing it," said VP NEIL SMITH.
Until recently, RHAPSODY, which is owned by REAL and MTV, had focused on a subscription service, which allowed users to stream an unlimited number of songs for a monthly fee.