SK Telecom and KTF launch DRM-free music service in Korea, LG Telecom to follow
SK Telecom, KTF, and LG Telecom are about to set the music market on fire in Korea as they ready their own versions of DRM-free music download services.
SK Telecom and KTF have already announced the launch of their DRM-free music download services on Tuesday, while LG Telecom will follow with a similar service in mid-August.
By paying a monthly fee of 5,000 Korean Won, or less than $5 USD, a user will be able to download 40 DRM-free music tracks from both SK Telecom and KTF’s music download service. A package offering 150 songs is also offered at 9,000 Korean Won or about $9 USD max.
The downloaded music files should work fine with Apple’s iPods or any of Samsung YEPP music players. And since the supported music formats also play on many mobile phone’s built-in music players, it’s likely that mobile phone owners will find a benefit in this new service, too.
The artists in the music selection haven’t been confirmed, though, but if since these companies are aiming global then they’re probably going to host downloads from international artists in their service as well.