EMI and UK file-sharing network offer back catalogue online
LONDON - UK based file sharing network Wippit.com has signed a deal with EMI to legally offer its entire music back catalogue on-line. Subscription to the London based Wippit.com is available for annual fee of £30 per year or £3.99 per month. For this amount they can potentially, legally download about 100,000 songs from EMI's vast back catalogue, which also includes Pink Floyd, Radiohead and of course Roxette.
Wippit said it was "delighted" with the deal, which will take effect from the middle of November. They added "We are determined to become the number one in the UK and Europe."
Wippit already offers its 5,000 subscribers 60,000 tracks from 200 independent labels, including Richard Branson's V2, Telstar, Domino and Grand Central.
Wippit now faces stiff competition from Apple's iTunes which last week launched a Windows version of their rapidly growing Apple based download service. Wippit's service is only available to users of Windows operating system.
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