eBay to Enter Digital Music Market?

By Deane Barker on July 15, 2004

EBay flirts with digital music downloads: It was probably inevitable.

Online auction giant eBay Inc. will allow some customers to buy and sell digital music files as part of a pilot program that could piggyback on the success of Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes service.

San Jose, Calif.-based eBay said an unspecified number of “preapproved” users could conduct digital music transactions in eBay’s new “Digital Downloads” category for the next 180 days. Executives will then determine whether to formally enter the market.