Rating: Get your free track by registering for Pure Music
Flicking through an article in The Sunday Times Ingear supplement, GoMo News spotted a new music download service which is set to be launched any time now by Pure in the UK. This will be a subscription service – £4.99 per month – and supported by at least two dedicated mobile apps –one for iOS and the other for Android. There’s a little incentive for showing interest in what will be known as Pure Music. If you go to the Pure web site now here and register, you will be rewarded with a few music track. Only the first 10,000 who do so will get this free track (which GoMo News reckons is worth up to 99 pence), so hurry.The evolution of Pure Music is somewhat complex. As a company, Pure has established a name for itself as a premier supplier of internet radios and audio add-ons for iOS devices.
A while back the company established the Pure Lounge website as an online gateway to a world of live radio and on-demand content such as podcasts; listen again programmes; and ambient sounds.
You can use the Pure Lounge to listen to music on your computer or smartphone running the Lounge app. The app is available right now on both the Android Market and the iTunes App Store.
To fully use the Pure Lounge app, you need to register on the Lounge. All registered users will then be able to gain access to two new services: – Pure Music and Pure Tag. Pure Tag is aimed at Pure internet radio users.
Pure Music will provide instant access to millions of music tracks – between 16 and 15 million depending on who you believe. There’s no actual date as to when it will be available in the UK.
That said, there’s already a music Store on the Pure Lounge which you can use to purchase music tracks.
The free track which GoMo News obtained by registering our interest was downloadable to a PC as an MP3 file.
However, accessing the Pure Lounge via the Android app on our Loan Motorola RAZR Android handset meant that we could listen to the track but not actually download it.
GoMo News assumes when Pure Music launches this facility will be made available via a software update.
In essence, Pure Music is a rival to existing subscription services such as BBM Music – but the latter only works on BlackBerries, of course.