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Yamaha brings digital music service on-line

But it's MIDI-based, not MP3

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Yamaha has jumped on the digital music bandwagon, days before Sony launches its Net-based digital music distribution service of its own. Curiously, MidRadio's offerings are provided in none of the usual compression formats - MP3, ATRAC3, RealPlayer G2, Liquid Tracks, etc. - but in MIDI form, the electronic musical instrument encoding system pioneered by Yamaha.

A further indication that MidRadio is perhaps more of a muso's site, is the availability of printed sheet music. Would-be buyers can listen to a 90-second clip from each available song, and pay for and download the full version if they like it.

According to the Nikkei newswire, MidRadio has around 7000 tracks covering 12 musical genres to choose from. Over 4000 songs are also available as sheet music. ®

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