MP3 Tracker Inc., Chicago, became the newest entry in the growing online music downloading industry when it announced the launch of its Web site yesterday.
www.mp3tracker.com will leverage a search engine that accesses more than 300,000 popular songs. A page of song titles and downloading directions — that are specific to each file — follow such searches. The Web site also offers content derived from agreements with online news services.
Legal uncertainties about Internet users downloading copyrighted music have allowed MP3-based sites like www.mp3tracker.com to grow in numbers while enjoying promising viewer statistics during the past year. The main audience for these Web-based music companies is college students.