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South African Telkom to sell music online

May 22, 2007

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Telkom has expanded its current online offerings by introducing an online music store with over 500 000 online music tracks.

“Telkom recently signed deals with all of the top international and local music labels giving South Africans easy access to online tracks,” says Steven Hayward, Managing Executive for Retail Marketing.

Hayward said that the company will also be adding associated music videos as well as making available content for wallpapers, ring tones, screen savers and picture messages for mobile phones towards the end of May.

Songs will start at R5.00 per track. “Daily prizes of up to R3 000.00 are up for grabs. Log on and see how you could become a winner,” states Hayward.

Internationally there are many online music stores, including the very popular Apple iTunes. iTunes currently charges US 99c – or R 6-93 – per song. Napster, which started off as a file sharing platform for mp3’s, is now making over 3 million songs available to subscribers at a flat rate.

Unfortunately many of the international services are not available to South African netizens which make local services essential.

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