The latest in a long line of attempts to unseat iTunes, meet the relaunched 7 Digital, which is hoping to beat Apple by offering DRM-free MP3s.
They're still charging 79p a download:
"We want our songs to be playable on as many devices as possible".
Not really, Ben. What people want is a fairly priced, decent quality file that they can do what they choose with, which isn't quite the same thing.
At the moment, 7D is offering some indie stuff and EMI's catalogue, which also reminds us that what the consumer also wants is a store that can offer stuff rather than having to go to umpteen different stores. It would be nice for there to be a credible alternative to iTunes; this, sadly, isn't it.