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Unlimited downloads the future of digital music distribution?

News aplenty on the digital distribution front this week. Not only has Lord Carter´s Digital Britain report (opens in new tab) report been published (the upshot being that the Government will step in (opens in new tab) if the piracy situation doesn´t improve), but Virgin and Universal have announced a deal (opens in new tab) where by the end of the year fee-paying subscribers will be allowed to download as much DRM-free music as they like.

Great for fans of Girls Aloud (opens in new tab) then, but what if you are after something a bit more obscure (opens in new tab)? Will this kind of subscription service ever catch on?