iTunes vs. Play

I’ve been waiting patiently (well, almost patiently) for Amazon to launch UK downloads without DRM. Given that they’ve done it in the US and got all the major labels on board, it looks like they’re going to get there ahead of iTunes (whose interface I like, but Amazon’s better on DRM and price). But maybe it won’t be Amazon who get there first…

play.com is now offering EMI downloads at 65-70p per track (generally undercutting 7 digital which also offers the EMI tracks) and, according to Guardian Technology expect the other three labels to join within the year, which may give them the edge on iTunes (and Amazon haven’t even left the starting blocks).

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