Sky Songs music download service to launchFour million songs and unlimited ad-free streaming

12 October 2009

Sky Songs

Sky will launch its Sky Songs music download site on 19th October, offering ad-free music streaming and two subscription packages.

Users of Sky Songs will be able to download certain albums for £6.49 and other albums for £7.99. Alternatively, the £6.49 subscription will allow users to download ten songs, while the £7.99 subscription will allow users to download 15 songs.

Unlimited ad-free music streaming

Both packages will allow the user to receive unlimited music streaming for a month. Existing Sky broadband customers will be eligible to receive a free album worth £6.49.

The Sky Songs service will provide users to new and old material from EMI, Sony Music Entertainment UK, Warner Music UK and Universal Music Group.

Downloaded music shall be DRM-free, meaning that it can be played on and transferred to any MP3 playing device.

Cheaper than Spotify

Andy Woodward, Which? computing expert, said: 'This new service from Sky sounds like a pretty good deal, as you can buy an album a month and get a month's worth of ad-free streaming. With Spotify, on the other hand, you pay £9.99 for a month's worth of streaming but don't have the album to show for it when your time expires'.

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