This music club costs $40 for six months. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I think that it allows you to download about 6 full-length features albums (about $7 an album). They have artists like Peter Gabriel, so it's not unheard of folks, either. Of course, the purpose of this is for B&W to sell you on their speakers, so I fail to see why they are charging this much.
The interesting this to me is that the quality is supposed to be phenomenal - higher than CD quality. They also let you do what you want with the music. You can burn it to CD, you can bring into iTunes, and you can play it on your computer at will. Unfortunately, I can't get the free trial widget to take my info, so I can't give it a spin. I was just wondering if others had tried it and what they thought of the download quality. Is it really that good?
I haven't tried it... but I hope it's just one of many such sites to come... When enough of these small audiophile oriented sites show that selling high resolution downloads is profitable, then I'm sure we'll see the big boys like Apple and Amazon offering high res alternatives to their current offerings...
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