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AOL's two million punters in the UK should ignore today's announcement from the US concerning the Internet giant's decision to offer a subscription music download service.

That's because it's not available outside the US.

A spokeswoman for AOL Inc told us that there was "no time line" for a similar service to be introduced into the UK - or anywhere else for that matter.

While a spokeswoman for AOL UK told The Register: "We are seriously considering lots of options. We hope to introduce a music service of some type later this year. Nothing has been decided yet."

So, there you have it.

Oh, in case you're interested, AOL's US-only music subscription service is called MusicNet and it's being plugged as a safe and legit service.

US punters coughing up for MusicNet will have access to 250,000 ditties along with info about the artists.

The "basic" service (20 streams and 20 downloads) costs $3.95 a month while the "standard" service (unlimited streaming and downloading) costs $8.95 a month.

The "premium" service (unlimited streaming and downloading plus the chance to burn ten songs to CD each month) works out at $17.95 a month. Whatever. ®

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