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AT&T Partners With eMusic

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AT&T has announced a deal with eMusic, in which mobile subscribers will be able to download music to their mobile phones.

eMusic is the second largest music download company after iTunes. They have more than 300,000 subscribers and 2.7 million tracks, which are from independent labels.

AT&T will charge users $7.49 for downloading five songs Users can download an additional copy of a song from their PC at no extra charge.

"We think there are customers that are ready for eMusic, but they haven’t heard of it yet," said David Pakman, the president and chief executive of eMusic. "We’ve focused on making this easy to use."

Sprint charges its mobile customers 99 cents per download, which is a bargain compared to AT&T’s new service. Verizon Wireless charges $1.99 for each song downloaded which is twice as much as Sprint and more expensive than AT&T’s charge of $1.50 per download.

"We know that we have a lot of customers in the segment that eMusic is trying to reach," said Mark Collins, a vice-president at AT&T.

The music downloads will be available on mobile phones from Samsung and Nokia. AT&T is the service provider for Apple’s iPhone, but eMusic will not be available on the device.

AT&T Partners With eMusic
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