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LimeWire Store Doubles With Orchard Deal

NEW YORK (Hypebot) – Lime Wire has added The Orchard's digital music catalog of more than 1.2 million songs to its P2P based mp3 store bringing the total number of available tracks to 2 million.

The LimeWire Store launched in the spring of 2008 selling 256kbps DRM-free MP3s from Redeye, Nettwerk Music Group, IRIS and others. The store also offers features exclusive releases and targeted marketing opportunities.

From the press release:

"The Orchard's top flight, broad and diverse music repertoire will enrich our users' music-buying experience. I believe this partnership will help expand the digital music market for us and will equally benefit our artist and label partners," said Lime Wire CFO Jesse Rubenfeld.

"We are pleased to support the LimeWire Store, a retail offering that protects copyrights while fairly compensating artists and labels," said Greg Scholl, President and CEO of The Orchard. "This exciting entrant to digital retail offers us a unique opportunity to connect our clients with an online audience of potentially millions of new customers."