In the U.K. HMV has unveiled a new way of buying music over the internet for a monthly fee of £4.99.
Subscribers to its website will be able to choose from a catalogue of nearly 100,000 individual tracks. This set also contains the almost the entire Elvis Presley catalogue of 990 songs. Subscribers can listen to individual tracks, known as 'streaming'; 'rent' them for a month; or buy a permanent copy.
Source: HMV U.K. / Updated: Aug 27, 2002