Real is selling music for a number of years, now much longer than Apple’s iTunes, but they previously offered only licensed music downloads. After Amazon, iTunes and others started selling MP3 songs, Real wanted to be a part in it as well. So they have started a new MP3 store today.
To kick start their store, Real is offering $10 credit
to purchase either a full album or 10 songs. However, this offer is available only for the first 100,000 customers and the deadline for this is July 4, 2008.
If you’re one of the first 100,000 to create an account by Independence Day, we’ll automatically apply a $10 credit to your first album purchase. The credit must be used by midnight Pacific time, July 4, 2008 – so sign up and start shopping today. Limit one per household. *Full-length song plays are limited to 25 per month for non-Rhapsody members.
The Rhapsody store tries to differentiate itself from others by letting you listen to the entire song before you buy them, providing recommendations and high-quality MP3 downloads. You can download songs to your iPod (or any other MP3 player), unlike its previous store where the DRM music was not compatible with iPods.
If you hurry, you can get this credit right away. No downloads are necessary but you can also download the songs via their Rhapsody download player.