MP3.com Archive Ends Up on MSN Music
Through a partnership with GarageBand.com, MSN Music has begun offering users free legal downloads from independent musicians. Initially, 150,000 songs will be made available, which comprise the former MP3.com archive. More tracks from GarageBand.com will be added in the coming months, Microsoft says. In addition, a GarageBand.com page on MSN Music will showcase five up-and-coming musicians. Microsoft is the first major online music store to open its doors to unsigned artists.