Think about it - you go your favorite artist's MySpace page and from there you can buy their music digitally instead of having to move over to iTunes or Amazon.com.
It's a nice idea. Read the whole article here.
It's all going to come down to the user experience. I have been buying more and more digital music at Amazon, simply because I got a nice gift certificate and wanted to try it out.
I gotta say, it's not as nice of an experience.
Now that I have it up and running, it's great. The music offered by Amazon.com's digital music store is generally less expensive and the downloads go automatically into my iTunes desktop, which is key.
But it's not as elegant as iTunes. It's harder to search for and locate what I am looking for but I eventually get there. Will that make me pay more money by shopping at iTunes once my gift certificate runs out? I doubt it.
But for MySpace to pull it off, they are going to have to make it easy and dare I say fun to compete with iTunes.