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WHO SAYS PRICE DOESN’T MATTER? Real Networks Sells 3 Million Tracks In 3 Weeks

realRealNetworks has announced that music fans purchased more than 3 million songs during the three-week 49 cents per track promotion celebrating the company’s new Harmony Technology, and said it would continue to offer some of the most popular downloadable tunes for just 49 cents per song.

The tracks to be offered at discount will be chosen in conjunctio with RollingStone.com. Each week, the Rolling Stone and Rhapsody editorial teams will compile the list, which will offer consumers ten of today’s most popular and noteworthy songs for 49 cents each. The Rolling Stone Top 10 list will be based on a combination of Rolling Stone hot lists, the most popular songs played each week on the Rhapsody subscription service and the top downloads at the RealPlayer Music Store.

Like each of the more than 640,000 songs available through the RealPlayer Music Store, the Rolling Stone Top 10 is available in high quality 192 kbps RealAudio 10 with AAC. Music purchased from the RealPlayer Music Store is the only DRM-protected digital music available that can be played on all popular portable devices, including all Windows Media DRM-enabled devices, all Apple iPods and all Helix DRM-enabled mobile devices.

The inaugural Rolling Stone Top 10 list unveiled today includes:

— Triple Trouble, Beastie Boys
— Turn Me On, Kevin Lytle
— Off With Your Head, Sleater-Kinney
— Let Me In, Young Buck
— My Place, Nelly
— She Will be Loved, Maroon 5
— Float On, Modest Mouse
— You Don’t Know Me, Ray Charles
— The Revolution Starts Now, Steve Earle
— Date With the Night (live), Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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