Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complement its à la carte download stores.

LOS ANGELES -- Circuit City's MusicNow subsidiary has launched an online music subscription service to complement its à la carte download stores.

For $9.95 per month, members can access up to 1 million tracks of music licensed from all four major labels and various independents. Pay-per-download costs remain 99 cents per track.

Additional functionality for the subscription service includes member-to-member music recommendation and sharing, playlist publication and delivery and personalized homepage creation.

The MusicNow subscription service is completely Web-based and does not require any software downloading or special applications. Members may access their subscription via any Internet-connected computer. No word yet on support for portable devices.

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