Online music portals aren’t exactly a new idea (iTunes anyone) but because of region restrictions, there hasn’t been a lot of choice for Pinoys to download music legally. Enter MyMusicStore.com.ph , a newly launched online music portal that makes it easy for anyone to browse, choose and buy legal digital music from the comforts of their own home. Currently in Beta, MyMusicStore.com.ph differs from services like iTunes by offering Pinoys a convenient way to pay for their music. Aside from the obvious options – payment via Credit Card and PayPal – MyMusicStore.com.ph will also allow users to pay for music that they fancy by prepaid cards (think of cellphone load, but for tracks) and via their cellphone load (though only Smart is supported for now).
Managed by both MobileCash Inc. and Rising Tide Mobile Entertainment Inc. and supported by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI), MyMusicStore.com.ph aims to deliver a convenient service that’ll allow the average Joe to buy and download music legally. And while MyMusicStore.com.ph currently only has about 15-17 thousand artists on tap, their reps say they’ll have considerably more content by the time the service gets out of beta. Users will be able to purchase songs a la carte, as well as whole albums. Right now the service only exists as a web portal, but execs present during the event did mention the possibility of a mobile portal for both Android and iOS, though nothing has been set in stone as of yet. You can visit the site at MyMusicStore.com.ph to check out the site yourself.