Music record label Saregama (also known as HMV) has launched an online music store where users can pay and download songs, reports PTI. The library consists of 1.1 lakh songs in 14 languages and can be downloaded at Rs 9 per song after sampling it for free. The company is working on launching a service next month where users will be able to download uncompressed files at an extra cost. It is also planning to add an app for sampling and downloading, to be launched next month. Rs 9 per song, Rs 449 for premium albums Other than individual songs, which sell at Rs 9, the platform is selling premium albums at Rs 449, where individual songs cannot be bought at Rs 9, but only as a whole album. There’s no limit on the number of songs which can be downloaded and all the songs are available as MP3s, with other audio formats coming soon. Sample and download at 320kbps The company told PTI that even for sampling, Saregama was offering the full length song rather than parts of the song. Saregama believes that this move might help curb piracy and also give access to songs which might not be available through illegal means. It is offering 10 downloads of a single song at a bitrate of 320 kbps across devices through a single ID for Rs 9. All the songs in the library will be at the 320 kbps bitrate. Headquartered in Kolkata, the company claims to have partners…
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