MySpace Launches a Free-Music Revolution

Starting today, the new MySpace Music service will offer its members more than 2 million tunes from the catalogs of four major music labels — for free.

I like to boast, smugly, that I haven't paid for a CD in years. Instead, I subscribe to a music service called Rhapsody that gives me all the tunes I want for $12.99 a month. But with social-networking giant MySpace unveiling its new music service Sept. 25, I'm becoming less smug by the moment.

To begin with, MySpace Music is free, and users get instant access to a vast library of songs. The site has inked deals to upload the catalogs of the four major labels: EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group...

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