Legitimate online music services available to home consumers today include paid-for-downloads or streams, music subscription services and free promotional downloads. These services offer a compelling consumer value proposition by providing high quality and unique content. These new generation music services address the challenges facing the music industry today including copy protection for online assets to insure future income. With the relatively small size of music files and the increasing availability and affordability of broadband services, the demand for online music services and the potential revenues that could be earned from these services make digital distribution a strong business case.
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