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ubuntu one music store

For the Ubuntu One Music Store, the primary goals are to 1) provide a wide selection of popular songs to users and 2) enable Ubuntu users around the world to have access to these songs. Among the partners evaluated, 7digital was chosed because they had the largest selection of songs available without digital rights management (DRM) for the most regions around the world.

Ubuntu One Music Store has been in closed beta for a long time, but today it finally entered the public beta so everyone can start using the new service which is available as a plugin for Rhythmbox, the default music player in Ubuntu Lucid (but soon, other music players will also support Ubuntu One Music Store).

The songs you buy are transferred to your UbuntuOne account (so you need to have one - it comes with 2GB of space for free) and are then synchronized across all your computers. You can of course download the songs through the Ubuntu One web interface too.

Note: If Rhythmbox on your computer (of course, you must have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx) doesn't already have the Ubuntu One Music Store, search for the Ubuntu One Music Store plugin in the Ubuntu Software Center and then enable it by going to Edit > Plugins in Rhythmbox. Also please keep in mind that Ubuntu One Music Store is still beta!

Everything you need to know can be found in the Ubuntu One Music Store FAQ | The official announcement