Verizon to launch V Cast Music service
Verizon Wireless intends to introduce a music download service at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2006, according to documents seen by CNET News.com. The new service, called V Cast Music, will enable subscribers to browse, preview, download and play music directly from their mobile phone or computer. Verizon intends to launch about a million songs by the spring of 2006, including songs from artists on major music labels such as Warner Music Group, EMI Music, Universal Music Group and Sony BMG. There is not much information available, apart from the fact that Verizon is partnering with Microsoft and the V Cast Music service will allow users to transfer music between Windows PCs and mobile handsets. Pricing is not mentioned either, but it is rumored to be similar to that of Sprint, which is $2.50 per song.
Source: CNET News.com