The venture will direct the pitch Sony against Apple computer and Microsoft, who have already staked claims in the growing market for online music. Apple iTunes service has already been a great success in the United States Ares Alternative.
Sony announced plans at a Conference in Paris. To combat Sir Howard Stringer, Sony’s Vice Chairman and Director who entertainment operations, said the move was too critical for Internet piracy Ares Alternative.
The company would launch a handheld device to download songs, so that it is for personal computers and mobile phones compatible. Sony, which has one of the world’s largest music recording company said it expected feature artists from all major labels. of Ares Alternative
Sir Howard said illegal music downloads had cost industry over $7 billion (â £ 4 billion) in the last two years, while Hollywood film studios 3 billion $-$ 4 billion from the growing black market for films had lost. He said, films traded were online daily 500,000 copies.
Details of Sony’s new service, which starts in the US and Europe next spring after is in Japan were presented hardly. But it’s probably the Apple and Microsoft model offers downloads of individual songs for 99 cents (63 p) follow.
Microsoft has stolen a March on Apple, if it its pay as you go service in Europe two weeks ago started. Users can download all 200,000 songs legally from 8,500 artists.
In July, Apple said us Mac users had downloaded 6.5M songs, because iTunes was introduced in April. The company plans to expand the service for Windows users by the end of the year but has announced a launch date for Europe.
Sony said further details would be revealed to start he Ares Alternative.