Myanmar launches first online music store

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MMS1The first online music store in Myanmar has been launched on October 27  to combat piracy and illegal downloads, Eleven Myanmar reported. The Myanmar Music Store has been selling Myanmar albums online for a week trail run before officially launching its website. It also plans to release popular rock star Lay Phyu’s single album, “Diary” which has already sold 4,000 copies.

“There are many advantages of buying music from online. It saves time and energy,” said Ko Ko Lwin, managing director of Legacy Music Company, the operator of the site.

“The online market will become a new platform for both local and international distribution of Myanmar albums as the traditional distribution system has been plagued by piracy. Anyone can easily buy the music if they have internet connection,” he said.

Cover songs by local artists will only be available for local audiences due to copyright infringement issues. The music store charges 1,800 kyat ($ 1.86) for latest albums and 1,500 kyat ($1.55) for older albums. Single tracks can also be bought for 300 kyat ($0.31 cents) per song.

“The prices are much cheaper than outside. You can also listen to the demo versions and buy single tracks,” he added.

Local audiences can buy the music through MyanPay, YPay, SMS and phone bill while overseas audience can buy them through PayPal. Gift cards will also be available in local stores, minimarts, and supermarkets in the near future.

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The first online music store in Myanmar has been launched on October 27  to combat piracy and illegal downloads, Eleven Myanmar reported. The Myanmar Music Store has been selling Myanmar albums online for a week trail run before officially launching its website. It also plans to release popular rock star Lay Phyu’s single album, “Diary” which has already sold 4,000 copies.

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MMS1The first online music store in Myanmar has been launched on October 27  to combat piracy and illegal downloads, Eleven Myanmar reported. The Myanmar Music Store has been selling Myanmar albums online for a week trail run before officially launching its website. It also plans to release popular rock star Lay Phyu’s single album, “Diary” which has already sold 4,000 copies.

“There are many advantages of buying music from online. It saves time and energy,” said Ko Ko Lwin, managing director of Legacy Music Company, the operator of the site.

“The online market will become a new platform for both local and international distribution of Myanmar albums as the traditional distribution system has been plagued by piracy. Anyone can easily buy the music if they have internet connection,” he said.

Cover songs by local artists will only be available for local audiences due to copyright infringement issues. The music store charges 1,800 kyat ($ 1.86) for latest albums and 1,500 kyat ($1.55) for older albums. Single tracks can also be bought for 300 kyat ($0.31 cents) per song.

“The prices are much cheaper than outside. You can also listen to the demo versions and buy single tracks,” he added.

Local audiences can buy the music through MyanPay, YPay, SMS and phone bill while overseas audience can buy them through PayPal. Gift cards will also be available in local stores, minimarts, and supermarkets in the near future.

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