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Big names sign up to iTunes rival

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Some of the world's biggest record labels including Universal and SonyBMG have begun selling music through a new download service, challenging Apple.
    Customers can buy tunes through Gbox at the same price charged by market leader iTunes - 99 cents (50 pence) a track.

    Music fans can download tracks direct from Gbox or from the online retailer Amazon. However, only US customers can currently make use of the service.

    Gbox will also benefit from a special advertising deal with Google.

    The adverts, which will appear when a user searches for a particular term, such as the name of an artist, will link to the Gbox site.

    However, the search engine giant will get standard advertising fees rather than a cut of sales under the arrangement.

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