There’s a new online music store in town. It’s called MyMusicStore.PH and it can be accessed through the same URL. I know this is not the first music download shop in the Philippines but I believe this is the first ever to offer songs from both local and foreign artists.
The launch was held last night at the Robot bar in Makati and I was lucky enough to have been invited. Performances from Pupil, Gary V, Zia and Bamboo rocked the event. Samsung was a launch partner so Samsung-branded devices made available at the venue and were used to access MyMusicStore.
MyMusicStore.PH not only aims to see success as an online music store; it also aims to combat music piracy which is very prevalent in this country. Bringing legit downloading to the Philippines would of course give Filipinos the option to get genuine tracks since this was never really an option before, at least not as widespread or as mainstream. With MyMusicStore, I can see people buying songs through the site, although there will be a lot that will continue to get their songs from torrent sites or through P2P clients.
The pricing is what can make MyMusicStore a success. Songs can be bought for as low as P20 and the normal price will be in the range of P35. This is cheaper than the $0.99 price per track on Apple’s iTunes store. Payment for purchases can be made using Paypal, Credit card, Smart load and Load Central ePins.
The website for MyMusicStore is fast and the UI is simple and easy to navigate. Buying songs appears to be easy. The question now is, will this online music store last?