EarthLink will offer subscribers the ability to download individual songs for 99 cents each through a partnership with Musicmatch.

The EarthLink Digital Music Center, powered by Musicmatch, will include 350,000 songs from the five major labels and hundreds of major independents. The service also includes integrated jukebox software that enables subscribers to organize their MP3 collections and listen to free Internet radio.

Users can further enhance their service by upgrading to the EarthLink Jukebox Plus, powered by Musicmatch, which includes faster CD burning and a faster MP3 recorder. The EarthLink Jukebox Plus upgrade is available for $19.99.

“EarthLink customers want to experience the Internet on their own terms, and Musicmatch’s download services enable them to choose the music they want, when they want it,” said Erika Jolly, vice president of strategic brand management at EarthLink. “Whether it is listening to the free radio service while Web surfing, building a library of a rare musician’s albums or buying 99-cent singles to compile a favorite hits list, EarthLink Digital Music delivers the tools for our customers to more fully enjoy the time they spend online.”

For $4.95 a month, EarthLink Digital Music MX Platinum customers receive all the services available at the Gold level, as well as Musicmatch’s Artist On Demand, which allows subscribers to choose the artists they want to hear, and provides unlimited song skipping; and Composer On Demand, enabling users to create custom composer playlists and discover composers by searching and browsing by period.

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