BPI boss Geoff Taylor has welcomed the launch of MySpace Music in the UK, claiming that “there is certainly enough demand out there for several ad-funded services to comfortably co-exist and grow… Proper playlist-sharing and other social functions certainly set these services apart from the illegal P2P offerings”. However, 7digital boss Ben Drury has jumped in to point out that MySpace Music’s claim that users can buy MP3s through iTunes is wrong – “Music purchased through iTunes is in the AAC format and not MP3. This means purchased downloads are not compatible with all music devices and are of a lower quality than the 320k MP3s we sell at 7digital.com.” Source: Billboard Source: Music Ally Blog 

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