Table: Decisions, Decisions

Online music fans will soon have two rival services to choose from:

pressplay MusicNet

OWNERSHIP Universal Music, RealNetworks, EMI, Sony Music BMG, Warner Music Group, Zomba

DISTRIBUTION Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, RealNetworks, Napster* AGREEMENTS

TENTATIVE Early to Mid-September LAUNCH DATE mid-September

BUSINESS Will serve as Will act as wholesaler MODEL a consumer service, of online music, letting setting prices for distributors set price distributors

PRICING Not yet disclosed Not yet disclosed

ARTISTS YOU Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith, Blink-182, CAN'T GET Britney Spears, Limp Bizkit, Michael Jackson, `N Sync, Madonna, Ricky Martin Dave Matthews

* If in compliance with federal law

Source: RealNetworks, pressplay, BusinessWeek

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