online music store

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online music store

A Web-based service that sells copyrighted songs and albums for a fee. With Apple's iTunes being the most popular, an online music store is a legitimate music distribution organization that pays royalties to the music's copyright holders. Even Napster, which became infamous in the early 2000s for facilitating illegal copying, became a legitimate service in 2003.

Following are some of the major online music services in alphabetical order. For music information in general, visit www.mp3.com. Contrast with peer-to-peer network, which allows people to share music, whether copyrighted or not. See online music service.
Major Labels

   www.Buy.com

   www.eMusic.com

   www.iTunes.com

   www.Napster.com

   www.WalMart.com


   Independent Artists

   www.CDbaby.com

   www.LiveDownloads.com

   www.MySpace.com
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