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Bleep.com's DRM free digital music store wins "BEST MUSIC STORE" at Digital Music Awards

Submitted by Gregory Heller on Tue, 2006-10-10 08:32

This via a DBD member:

BLEEP WINS BEST MUSIC STORE AT DIGITAL MUSIC AWARDS
04 / 10 / 2006 (for us int he USA that is October 4, 2006)

On Tuesday night Bleep won the UK Digital Music Award for 'Best Music Store', beating players such as iTunes, Napster and ThreeMusic.

It was a public voted award so we want to give massive thanks to everyone
who took the time to vote for us!

This summer Bleep passed the million downloads threshold, and is now home
to over 300 labels and counting. All new music to the site is now encoded
at the maximum bitrate of 320kbps, with everything still as standard
drm-free MP3s of course.

This is great news, it shows that people are willing to buy music that is encoded without DRM. Eliminating DRM does not mean eliminating online music sales. Music fans want high bit-rate DRM free music.

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