“Virgin’s digital music service, Virgin Digital UK, launches on September 2,” Macworld UK reports. “The new service will offer over one million tracks with both a subscription and a download service. Subscriptions will cost from 40p each day, while permanent downloads cost from 79p. The service uses Windows Media, so will work with devices supporting that standard, but iPod owners are locked out.”
Macworld UK reports, “Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, said: ‘With a strong music heritage behind us, as a record label and a retailer, Virgin has a huge advantage, and platform to launch a digital service that will become the ultimate destination to buy, stream, burn and enjoy the best the music world has to offer.'”
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Can’t make it with the razors, try selling razor blades instead. Too bad those blades don’t fit the “razor” most people own/want to own.
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