In a country where music is celebrated, it is only good news to hear about an online platform for international music! Techzone, Aggregator, Developer, Publisher and Distributor of Entertainment content has joined hands with 9XO, the International Music Channel from 9X Media, to launch an international music store on the internet called www.9XO.56060.in. The store boasts of an enviable collection of the best of international music which can be downloaded by music aficionados on to their computers and personal devices.
Naveen Bhandari, Director of Techzone said, “We are glad to be associated with 9XO in creating this online web store. Techzone is the only player in India that has presence in the international music market and captures majority for mobile. Our users are mobile and internet savvy and the online store is a part of our efforts to make the entire gamut of international music available to consumers legally and at a very affordable price. We are sure to delight our users with the large library of songs and video titles available through our online store.”
9XO has opened its own online music store
www.9xo.56060.in will allow music lovers to sample and download their favourite international music. Apart from the international music store, 9XO in association with Techzone, has also created WAP Portal to download videos, Wallpapers, ringtones and Audio Packs. To download the international content, users can SMS 9XO to 56060.
Speaking on the initiative, Vibha Gosher, Sr. VP, Digital, 9X Media said, “We are pleased to partner with Techzone in this unique initiative. Being India’s largest Music Television Network, we are committed to providing the best music across various platforms. 9XO viewers can now consume the best international music through the online store and the WAP portal. The availability of a large repertoire of international songs on the store will definitely make it the preferred destination for international music enthusiasts.”
Earlier this year, Flipkart had launched its own online music service called Flyte, which offers a large collection of songs spanning 700 genres and 55 languages. It also offers DRM (Digital Rights Management) free MP3 files and promises CD quality music with the ability to sync on multiple devices. Users can listen to a 30 second clip before proceeding with the purchase, which could cost Rs 6 or more per song. Users can also buy an entire album. The music purchases are only for users in India, currently. Majority of the songs available on the music store are available as MP3 files encoded at 320kbps bitrates, while some songs are available at lower bitrates, says Flipkart.
Flyte lets users download each purchased song for about four times and it gives users the option to either, download the music directly or use the download manager, which simplifies the process. The Flyte Download Manager is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, while the Linux version is in preps. It is 4.3MB download for Windows and 6.3MB for the Mac version. The download manager helps simplify the process and downloading multiple files is possible with a single click. Flyte has sections, like most featured albums, popular albums and also new albums.