Naxos Offers Entire Catalog Through Internet Store

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The Naxos is now offering its entire catalog through the online music store eMusic, the independent record label announced.

According to Naxos, some 75,000 tracks are available for download through the site.

Naxos, which made its reputation as a pioneering budget classical label, has been an early proponent of digital music distribution. The label already sells music through Apple's iTunes Music Store, Rhapsody, MSN, and Napster. It also makes music and audio books available through public library web sites and streams music through and

Unlike iTunes and other prominent online music stores, which sell music in proprietary formats, eMusic offers downloads in the universal MP3 format. That means that downloads from the store can be played on any digital music player, although it also means that they can easily be shared. The eMusic site also differs from iTunes in that it sells monthly subscriptions allowing for the download of 40 tracks each month rather than charging for individual tracks or albums.

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