The Digital Jukebox: Downloading Is Looking Up

Apple chairman Steve Jobs just may have found the magic formula for getting people to pay for songs they download. Apple's new iTunes Music Store is the first paid music service to eliminate monthly fees and let people burn songs to an unlimited number of CDs. You can even copy songs to the iPod portable music player. In the first 18 hours after the Music Store went live on April 28, buyers paid for an estimated 275,000 songs (for 99ยข a track or about $10 an album) according to Billboard magazine's daily news service.

The Music Store's slick, easy-to-navigate interface...

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