Napster this morning announced it has beefed-up its music offering here to include 700,000 tracks.

The company launched its service on May 20. The 200,000 tracks added cover a wide range of genres: rock, alternative, dance, pop, R&B, jazz, country, blues and hip-hop. It also includes tracks form David Bowie, Elbow and The Zutons.

Napster vice president and UK general manager Leanne Sharman said: "Not only does Napster 2.0 offer UK music fans the widest range of features of any online music service, it also offers the richest, deepest treasure trove of music to delve into."

Napster charges £1.09 per track, or £9.95 for an album. The service uses the non Mac-compatible Windows Media 9 software.