Music on-line

Published: Monday 31 March 1997

Music will soon be sold and delivered over the telephone. Deutsche TeleKom (DT) is to offer a dial up audio-on-demand service in Germany later this year, allowing customers to compile their own music collection. DT will offer the ,,service by digitising music and compressing it to a twelfth of its original size so that it can be transmitted efficiently by telephone lines. Customers will be able to dial up individual tracks, receive them over the telephone through a modem and save them on computer hard disks.

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