iMesh launched the public beta version of its iMesh 6, a P2P online music service that hosts 15 million tracks available from the Gnutella and iMesh networks, including 2 million authorized tracks from major and indie labels, individual artists and public-domain content (home garage recordings, unsigned artists, unclaimed world music, etc.).
Users can download, burn and share music via either a subscription plan or a la carte. The basic iMesh 6 service, which includes the iMesh media player, is free for 30 to 60 days; after the introductory period, users will be charged $6.95 a month. iMesh is broadband-enabled, supports Windows Media Player 10 and is compatible with any of the “Plays for Sure” devices. (Microsoft's “Plays for Sure” campaign includes a logo on devices that support Windows Media and will be advertised by download services that distribute files in that format. The campaign is aimed at assuring consumers that all services and devices carrying the logo will be compatible with each other.)