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XM Launches Online Music Service, In Pact With Dell

And now the statellite radio players want a piece of the online music pie: XM Satellite Radio unveiled XM Radio Online, an Internet music service to debut in early October.

As part of the launch, eligible Dell customers who purchase Dell Inspiron notebook and Dimension desktop computers will receive a free 30-day trial offer for the online music service. XM will charge $7.99 per month for unlimited listening and offer a discount rate of $3.99 to subscribers of its existing radio services.

Some more details in the release

AP: XM’s competition, Sirius Satellite Radio doesn’t offer an Internet-only subscription, but does lets subscribers listen to its 65 music stations on the Internet at no extra charge, and offers 72-hour free trials on the Net.