Although still in beta form, allTunes (the name of which, I'm sure, bears only a coincidental resemblance to iTunes) allows users to scan the Allofmp3.com database, download and purchase songs, and play them. Sound familiar?
For those who haven't heard much about it, Allofmp3.com is a Russian site offering music downloads for much lower prices and optionally higher quality than are available elsewhere. A song downloaded from Allofmp3.com might cost 9¢ for a bit rate of 192Kb/s, with a price of US$1.50 for the whole album. In comparison, iTMS would cost 99¢ at lower-quality 128Kb/s, and the whole album would be priced at US$9.99.
Allofmp3.com to launch iTunes competitor
Posted on Monday, Apr 03 2006 @ 04:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ARS Technica reports the legal (?) Russian MP3 download site Allofmp3.com is planning to launch an iTunes competitor called allTunes.