Loudeye (with MS) launches a customizable turnkey 'music store solution'. Uhhhh...can someone tell me why anyone would buy this?
Either a download service is a massive source of advantage for you, and represents some part of a competence or strategic asset - in which case, you'll develop your own. Or it's just a generic part of your strategy - in which case, you'll probably partner with somebody for whom it is strategically critical.
Here's a lil piece about hypercompetition in this market.