Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI
New Toshiba Smartwatch Reference Model features Bluetooth connectivity and Qi Wireless Charging
Samsung Expands Digital Display Portfolio with YESCO Electronics Acquisition
LG To Launch New Flagship Smartphone
Valve Reveals Steam Link Box For Steam In-home Game Streaming
NVIDIA Launches Shield Android Console That Streams PC Games from the Cloud
Sony's Project Morpheus Upgraded, Coming in 2016
Google Says Android Lollipop Does Not Encrypt Data Due To Performance Issues
Active Discussions
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
sanyo e6 camera
need help on some cd burning...
 Home > News > General Computing > Amazon ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, August 08, 2005
Amazon to Move Into Digital Music Biz


Amazon.com is considering an entrance into the digital music business, and has held talks with industry executives over the past two weeks to license content.

Further fueling speculation is a job listing on the Amazon Web site that asks for a content acquisition manager to work in its "forthcoming" music service. According to the post, this position "will seek and license digital-music content world-wide, including content from major recording labels and independent recording labels and artists."

The retailer is aiming for a fourth-quarter release of the music service, and has discussed both a la carte and subscription options. It may tap MusicNet to support the service according to reports.

MusicNet currently supplies the music for Yahoo! Music Unlimited, the search giant's subscription music store.

Amazon would likely lease the content in WMA format, which means it would be entering into a very crowded market. Napster, MusicMatch, Yahoo, Wal-Mart and MSN Music, among several others, are battling over less than a third of the market, which means Amazon is facing an uphill battle.

iTunes dominates online music sales, but uses its own proprietary format that is only compatible with the iPod.

Analysts say that the digital music market will be very tough for the retailer to crack, but note the company's success in areas where there is a lot of choice. Others suggest Amazon is being forced into the market as revenues from music CDs continue to fall.

From BetaNews



Previous
Next
Music Firms Demand an End to Free Airplay        All News        FCC Gives DSL Right to Block Access
Europe Follows Grokster's Lead     General Computing News      FCC Gives DSL Right to Block Access

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Amazon to Produce Movies for Theaters, Prime Service
EU Details Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deal
Amazon Studios Signs Woody Allen to Create His First TV Series
Amazon Had 10 million New Prime Members Over Holidays
Amazon Instant Video Gets Ultra HD Movies and TV Shows
Amazon Allows Customers To Bid For Lower Prices
Amazon's Eighth Generation Fulfillment Center Urtilizes New Robotics
Amazon Releases Deals of the Year on Cyber Monday
Kindle Owners get Access To Washington Post app
Hachette and Amazon Reach Agreement On e-books
Amazon Launches Lambda Compute Service For AWS Programmers
Amazon Echo Speaker Listens To Your Voice

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .