Cdigix has inked a deal with the University of Maryland in College Park for Ctrax, its MusicNet-powered digital music subscription service catering to colleges and universities. The company now serves

Cdigix has inked a deal with the University of Maryland in College Park for Ctrax, its MusicNet-powered digital music subscription service catering to colleges and universities. The company now serves 21 schools nationwide, reaching 310,000 students.

Cdigix also has deals with DePaul University in Chicago; Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J.; and Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Cdigix says it will introduce a portable subscription feature, Ctrax2Go, later this spring. The service will allow monthly subscribers to transfer an unlimited number of tracks to a compatible portable device. In addition, graduating students will be eligible to sign up for a subscription to Virgin Digital's Music Club without the risk of losing their tethered downloads.

Cdigix offers standard pricing guidelines for its services; however, some schools may opt to subsidize some of the costs. At the University of Maryland, a monthly subscription to the Ctrax music service is free. Students may also purchase a song track for $.89 or buy an entire album for $9.99.

University of Maryland worked closely with the Sony BMG-led Campus Action Network, an initiative dedicated to promoting adoption of digital music services at colleges.