RealNetworks vs iTunes Music Service
- The latest entrant is RealNetworks, which closed on its acquisition of Listen.com on Monday, and will now take control of the Rhapsody digital music subscription service. RealNetworks' Chief Executive Rob Glaser clearly has Apple in his sights.
Readers will remember the launch of "RealOne Rhapsody" in May... which was based on a subscription model. ($9.95/mo for unlimited listening, per track fees for burning to CD-R)
But this Forbes article indicates that RealNetworks will soon be offering a pure per-song model, akin to Apple's iTunes Music Store.