PlayLouder is an MSP, or ‘Music Service Provider’ that provides unlimited music downloading as part of its broadband Internet Service. The files contain no DRM and even MP3s can be swapped among PlayLouder subscribers without restrictions. Fabulous.
"Playlouder is offering
the first legal alternative with a comparable experience to the "peer
to peer" file sharing sites often used to swap pirated tracks. Subscribers
will be charged £26 a month for a high speed broadband internet
connection, similar to the price charged by BT, with the added
attraction of being able to share as much music as they want with other
subscribers at no extra cost. Because
there will be no restrictions on the format in which the traded music
is encoded, users will be free to transfer songs to any type of digital
music player, including the market leading Apple iPod, or burn them to
not only will consumers have to pay for music which they currently
acquire free, albeit illegally, but they will also have to change their
Available in the UK. Read more in the Guardian here.