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Datz Music Lounge Download for MP3/4 Players Millions of Tracks Millions of Downloads 100% Legal 100% Original.
'Music Lounge is a revolutionary new way to buy and enjoy music. As a music lover you now have a vast selection of music at your fingertips for a single 'one off' cost.
THE DATZ MUSIC LOUNGE
What is The Datz Music Lounge?
The Datz Music Lounge gives people a new way to buy music legally. For a one off cost, members of the lounge can download any song within the lounge in MP3 format and keep it forever. The only limitation is that any downloads must be made within one year of the product being registered however the music can then be kept forever.
What makes this service better than all the other services out there?
It enables people to download and listen to the music they want without restrictions on which devices it can be played on, tie-ins to ongoing subscription services or per track costs. It also allows people to choose the music they want to listen to legally without restrictions. And it allows them to do this for one single cost.
What format do the tracks come in?
All the tracks are in high quality MP3 format, the vast majority of tracks are recorded in 320kbps. Every track is free from DRM, which means it can be played on any music device, such as an iPod and mobile phone, regardless of who made it.
How many tracks can I download?
As long as you download tracks within 12 months registering your product at the Datz Music Lounge, you can download as many tracks as you want and keep them forever.
How many tracks do I have access to?
The deals we have in place with the record companies and music distributors provide access to many millions of tracks from thousands of artists. Currently this stands at 1.3million tracks.
How long can I keep the tracks for?
As long as you download the tracks within 12 months of registering with The Datz Music Lounge, you can keep them forever. You can transfer them to a music device, mobile phone or other music playing device.
When will it be available?
The Datz Music Lounge is available to buy now
How much is it?
The recommended retail price is £99.99
Is there an age restriction on who can buy it?
No there is not. However, content within The Datz Music Lounge that contains explicit lyrics is marked in this way.
How do I work The Datz Music Lounge?
You buy The Datz Music Lounge gift box and install the software on your computer. You then insert the USB key into your computer. This enables you to go to The Datz Music Lounge online and download any track within the lounge to your PC. The music is yours to keep forever, burn to a CD, or transfer to any music player or mobile phone.
Do I need a computer or laptop in order to use it?
You need a computer, either desktop or laptop to use the service. Once you have loaded the tracks to your computer you can then put them onto a mobile phone or music player. Minimum PC requirements are as follows: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or newer (min 512 MB RAM recommended), Windows Vista (min 1 GB RAM recommended), Connection to the internet (broadband recommended). Datz Music Lounge does not currently work on 64 bit versions of Windows. Mac OSx software will be available from end of March from http://www.datzmusiclounge.com.
Is this legal?
Yes. The Datz Music Lounge is 100% legal.
How is this legal?
Datz and the music industry have come together to offer a legal way for people to get the music they love in MP3 format, without restrictions on which music devices you can play them on. The Datz Music Lounge has agreements with several leading record companies and content distributors which allows this to take place legally.
Is the objective of Datz Music Lounge to let people enjoy the music they want legally?
Exactly. According to the IFPI Digital Music Report 2008, 95% of music that is downloaded is done so illegally. Datz Music Lounge does not think this is fair to the people who create and distribute music. It is also risky for consumers for a number of reasons:
They may receive letters from Internet Service Providers warning them not to download illegal music
They may unwittingly download spyware or viruses with illegal music
They may get a poor quality digital music experience
Most of all they are breaking the law
One reason why people download illegally is that it is free, but another reason is that the music is usually in MP3 format and can therefore be listened to on any music device. The objective of Datz Music Lounge is to make illegal downloading a thing of the past by delivering as much music as somebody wants to listen to at an affordable cost in MP3 format.
Is there any restriction on the number of tracks I can download?
The Datz Music Lounge wants to give people access to all the music they want to listen to. The Datz Music Lounge comes with a fair usage policy. If someone was to download more music than they could reasonably listen to in a lifetime, this would contravene this policy and their membership of the lounge would be suspended, this would be an obvious misuse of the site.
What about new music that is going to be launched in the future?
Members of The Datz Music Lounge will be able to download new music during the next year. Most of the music coming out in 2009 will be available at some point within The Datz Music Lounge. The lounge will grow on a weekly basis with new artists and tracks.
The reason that Datz Music Lounge has limited chart content available is due to the all record labels wanting their artists to be eligible for the charts. If Datz Music Lounge was to give their subscribers this new material for free this would manipulate the artists position in the charts
Which record labels are involved?
The Datz Music Lounge has commercial relationships with a number of labels including Beggars, Warner Music, EMI and The Orchard, which means The Datz Music Lounge gives you access to millions of tracks from thousands of artists across the worlds leading record companies. We are actively engaged with other record companies and we want as many music companies as possible to take part in this scheme. When we sign new record companies we will load their content into The Lounge. We expect to be able to make further announcements shortly. This extra content will not affect the price to the consumer.
Does this mean that Ill have to pay more as new labels are added?
Absolutely not, once you have joined the Datz Music Lounge, you will receive all the benefits of new labels and artists joining without having to pay any extra fees
Does this mean DATZ has access to every single artist on these labels?
No. It will depend on the relationship between the record companies and their artists. What we can say is members of The Datz Music Lounge have access to millions of tracks from thousands of artists. The Lounge will continue to grow with additional songs and artists as they sign up. You can see a list of the artists that are available in The Datz Music Lounge at http://www.datzmusiclounge.com.
As artists move from label to label, some labels can retain the rights to certain parts of the artists catalogue and therefore may not allow Datz Music Lounge the full catalogue of the artists work
Why does the service only last for a year?
There needs to be an end date after which people can no longer download music in order to give the service a fixed price. We believe that within a year members of the lounge can download the music they want to listen to. They will still be able to listen to everything they have downloaded forever.
When does the year start?
The year starts from the time when people register at http://www.datzmusiclounge.com.
If people wish to buy The Datz Music Lounge as a Christmas present, the downloading period will only start when the product is registered on Christmas Day or later. Registration must take place by 31st December 2009
Who owns the music during the first year and beyond?
The music in The Datz Music Lounge is for personal use only. Although the music is DRM free standard copy right laws still apply.
What happens if I change my PC/Mac or lose my USB?
The software to access The Datz Music Lounge can be loaded onto two computers per purchase. This means if a computer is replaced it is possible to load the software onto a new computer. The MP3s can be transferred to any MP3 players (including iPods and mobile phones). If someone loses or damages their USB, The Datz Music Lounge will replace it with the same unique membership details and the same remaining time period.