Online Music

Online Music

About Online Music

An online music store is an online business which sells audio files, usually music, on a per-song and/or subscription basis. It may be differentiated from music streaming services in that the music store offers the actual music file, while streaming services offer partial or full listening without actually owning the source file. However, music stores generally offer partial streaming previews, some even with full length. The Internet's first free high fidelity online music archive of downloadable songs was the Internet Underground Music Archive. IUMA was started by Rob Lord, Jeff Patterson and Jon Luini from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1993. In 1998, Miami entrepreneur Ivan J. Parron, president of successful web development company Internet Marketing Consultants, Inc., founded and launched Ritmoteca.com as one of the early online music store business models.

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