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Music retailer HMV Canada has introduced a new digital music store, located at <>. The site, currently in a public testing phase, will sell digital music files in MP3 format without any digital rights management restrictions. The site will also store music purchased by consumers in a personalized area, allowing them to access the files remotely. The service also offers 30-second samples of each song available for purchase. "We know that our loyal HMV customers love music in all forms, and have a much higher predisposition to purchase music in both physical and digital form," said Humphrey Kadaner, president of HMV Canada. "It has always been our intention to offer our customers a digital music alternative in addition to our current physical CD offer. However, we only wanted to do so when we were confident that we had a very high quality and very credible digital music store. We believe we now have that to offer our customers, and are very much looking forward to getting their feedback."

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