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EMI and NY Daily News to give away free downloads

EMI has teamed with the New York Daily News to offer the newspaper’s readers the chance to download two songs of their choice from over 120,000 top EMI tracks. Each copy of the Daily News on Super Bowl Sunday and Grammy Sunday will include a special code redeemable by visiting the newspaper’s website. In addition to the songs of their choice, visitors to the website will receive exclusive access to “It’s Love,” an unreleased track from Ringo Starr’s new album, Liverpool 8. There’s no word yet as to iTunes compatibility, which is the albatross around the neck of any music giveaway. While EMI and the Daily News are both excited about the partnership, they should realize as Amazon has, that until the playing field changes music downloads that don’t go into iTunes often go unredeemed.