"...Online music company MusicMatch, Thursday said it reached a deal for Sony Electronics to integrate MusicMatch's Jukebox software into Sony devices enabling people to burn music onto blank compact discs. Beginning this month, MusicMatch Jukebox will ship with seven lines of internal and external Sony-branded CD-recordable and CD-rewritable drives worldwide. MusicMatch Jukebox will also ship with 12 additional lines of Sony-branded CD-R/RW drives by the end of 2001.
MusicMatch software has an integrated CD burning feature that lets consumers create their own music CDs, competing directly with RealNetworks, which uses software by Roxio to enable its users to burn CDs off their computers. MusicMatch's deal is with Sony Electronics and has nothing to do with Sony Corp's Sony Music arm, home to stars like Bruce Springsteen and Celine Dion, but some analysts expect the two divisions will someday work to integrate their products..."