After Hours

Hands on with 6 online music services

Who's got the best price and selection?

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by Ed Bott

I took a shopping list of seven albums to the iTunes Music Store and compared my results with those from six large and small competitors. This chart shows the result. The red entries indicate the highest price for a particular album; green means the lowest price. The line above the eMusic entries means it's nearly impossible to compare prices for that service, which charges a monthly fee for a set number of downloads.

For more details, see 6 music services compared: Who can bust the iTunes monopoly?