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Online Music Showdown

Apple was the first company to offer an online music store, for users of its iPod music player. It isn't alone anymore. Which one will give you the tunes, versatility, and price/performance you want? John Aubrey checks out four of the most popular stores, and delivers his verdict.

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By: John Aubrey
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January 10, 2005
  1. · Online Music Showdown
  2. · iTunes
  3. · Napster
  4. · Rhapsody
  5. · Allofmp3.com
  6. · And the winner is…

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With the RIAA cracking down on people who share music via Peer-to-Peer programs, online music stores have grown in popularity. There are many online music stores, which all offer different solutions. We will take a look at some of the most popular solutions, and find the best of the best based on what each has to offer.  

There are four stores that have bubbled to the top, and we will look at all of them. The first is Apple iTunes. iTunes is the grandfather of online music stores, and has sold more music than anyone else.

The second is Napster. Napster’s name dates back to the origins of peer-to-peer music sharing. The new Napster has many great features which will make it a worth contender.

The third is the newest of the three. Real Networks has thrown its chips into the pile, coming out with Rhapsody. Rhapsody is the king of streaming music, but will it fall short in other areas?

The last is allofmp3.com. While it offers an incredible price per song, its legality is questionable.  

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