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MacMinute: Music store launches - offers iTunes-compatible AAC

MacMinute reports that “Nupha has announced the launch of its international, cross-platform digital music store. The “nupha musicstore” features “a growing library of tunes from many independent music labels” [Ed. note: Selection appears to be very limited at this time.]. Songs on the store are encoded in 128 Kbps AAC for Macs and 192 Kbps WMA for Windows. Nupha is the first independent music provider compatible with Apple’s iTunes (requires Mac OS X 10.3 Panther and iTunes 4 or greater). According to the company, Mac users must download and install a small package (known as the nupha kit) which allows iTunes to play nupha encrypted music, which sells for 99 cents a track and $8.99 an album.”

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After going to their website I got the following message (might be changed by the time you go there):

>Due to a flood of queries, we had to temporarily >limit access to our website. 
>Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
>We’ll be back with more strength momentarily.
>Thanks for your support.
>Your Nupha musicstore Team

Sounds awesome!  Sign me up!

Actually, since there are so many music stores cropping up I’ve decided to start my own music store that will cater specifically to old Albanian men, pregnant women and infants.  I’ll call it Enupha’.  I think it’ll sell millions of songs, might even make a bottlecap deal with Faygo.

Posted by Zim in Irvine, CA on January 28, 2004 at 1:26 PM (CST)


Great…now all of the boat people are gonna start music services…

128 and 192? Thats the ONLY resolutions I can order? Sounds pretty weak. I’ll give you all my msic for 5 dollars and a pizza…will the i-pod lounge do an article on me now?

Posted by angry_black_man in Irvine, CA on January 28, 2004 at 1:55 PM (CST)


Well, now I’m wondering - if this is encoded with some DRM other than Apple’s Fairplay, would this mean that you couldn’t play Nupha-bought AAC’s on your iPod?

Posted by UTEP_MinerPod in Irvine, CA on January 28, 2004 at 4:04 PM (CST)


I’m wondering when Enupha’ is going to open, my people are sick and tired of being shut out of the world of popular culture! I say “Old Albanian Men, pregnant women and infants of the world, UNITE!”

Posted by mvague in Irvine, CA on January 29, 2004 at 6:44 AM (CST)


actually it’s not the first “independant music seller” compatible with itunes.

check out:

offers electronic music (from independant labels) in hq aac. you can also download in hq mp3 or have them mail you wav’s on a cdr.

selection is a bit limited but i’m sure it will grow.

Posted by Travis in Irvine, CA on January 29, 2004 at 3:49 PM (CST)

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