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05-30-2006, 12:57 AM
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Digital music finds some locker room

The digital music battle of the future may not be over where music is purchased, but where and how it is stored.

A number of companies have created online content "lockers" where users can upload their digital media files for storage that they can subsequently access from multiple devices.

Examples include Oboe, created by MP3Tunes founder Michael Robertson, and MediaMax, from Streamload. Oboe offers unlimited storage of music-only files for a flat fee of $40 per year, while MediaMax will store 25 GB worth of music, video and photos for free, with up to 1,000 gigabytes for $30 per month.

While initially enticing as a media backup option, both services offer added accessibility intended to boost the value of music to users.