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7Digital and SongBird offer iTunes-killer

Music library offers access to MP3 downloads

Music sharing site 7Digital has joined forces with open-source music library SongBird to take on Apple's iTunes.

SongBird can be downloaded onto a PC for free and acts as a digital music library and player, allowing PC users to explore their hard-drive for digital audio files and import them into the music library, where they can be played back or transferred to a number of compatible devices including MP3 players from Sony, Phillips and SanDisk's Sansa.

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The digital music library also offers immediate access to 7Digital's catalogue of over 6 million tracks, so users can purchase and download them straight to their SongBird library. 7Digital also suggests tracks that SongBird users might like, based on the music last played in the library.

Ben Drury, CEO 7digital.com, said: "7digital and Songbird is a killer combination for anyone who wants a dynamic, open music player. Songbird blows other media players away in terms of device support and extensibility and we're very excited to be partnering with them to allow users to buy, download and transfer MP3s onto a multitude of devices. The Songbird Platform made it quick and easy to integrate 7digital into Songbird."

Ethan Bauman, director of business development at Songbird, added: "We're happy to have a way for our fans to buy and download high quality MP3s that supports artists and Songbird."

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See also: 7Digital adds Sony BMG to DRM-free MP3 catalogue


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