Boinc is (yet another) new
music download service set to roll out this year, as brought to us by Beyond Oblivion. They've launched their web site for now, at www.boinc.com/ and will go live later in 2011.
So far, Boinc looks to be fairly standard as a social music service, available on your home computer, tablet computer like iPad or Galaxy, or mobile phones like the iPhone or Android phone. It's an ad-free, cloud-based music service, meaning that you can pay a one-time fee for music you can use across all of your devices, and have all of them synched via cloud-based storage. You synch your library by "boinc'ing" your library. No laughing, I know what your thinking right now.
Boinc looks to be legit, too, with the Financial Times reporting that that Boinc is concluding negotiations with the big 4 record labels after 18 months of hashing out the details. The fee payed by users will go partly to copyright owners, "paying copyright owners a micro-royalty per play, no matter if the original file were legally or illegally downloaded" according to a press release.
Check out more about steaming music sites in the Spacelab Streaming Music Guide.
Editor's note: This article originally stated that Boinc was a subscription and streaming music service, it has been revised to show that Boinc users pay a one-time fee to download tracks.