MySpace Music to launch in September

Chris DeWolfe announces launch date of the service, which is backed by three of the four top music labels, during Fortune Brainstorm conference.

MySpace Music will launch in September, according to Chris DeWolfe, the social network's CEO.

DeWolfe made the comments at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif., TechCrunch reported.

MySpace announced in April that it planned to launch a music service that would offer songs from three out of the top four recording companies (EMI has yet to join).

MySpace said then that the music site, which will offer free streaming music, unprotected MP3 downloads, ringtones, and merchandise, would roll out over a span of three to four months.

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