Destra lands ABC digital music store deal

Digital rights management provider destraMusic.com has signed an agreement to deliver a digital music download store for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Digital rights management provider destraMusic.com has signed an agreement to deliver a digital music download store for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Destra said in a statement posted to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that three of the ABC's most popular Web sites, the ABC Shop, the Triple J youth radio station and ABC Classic FM station, would feature the music download facility.

"Within each Web site is a custom-built download shop which showcases sound clips, track listings, ABC album art, links to programs, Triple J music forums on the Triple J Web site and new music from ABC Music and ABC Classics," Destra said.

Destra said the music was in the Windows Media Architecture format and included built-in technology for consumers to copy songs onto a compact disc three times, as well as to a portable media player.

The technology is designed to prevent unauthorised use, offering record companies protection from copyright violation.