Thursday, November 27, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Syrian Electronic Army targets CNBC, Telegraph, Independent, PCWorld
GoPro Camera Drones In The Works: report
European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google
LG Electronics Streamlines Structure, Names New Presidents of Home and Mobile Segments
Microsoft Accidentally Anounced Acquisition Of Acompli
Microsoft Offers Massive Music Deals For The Holidays
ETRI Develops 10Gbps Internet Speeds Technology
New Asus Strix 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Released
Active Discussions
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
DVD/DL for Optiarc 7191S at 8X
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
Made video, won't play back easily
New Features In Firefox 33
updated tests for dvd and cd burners
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Listen....
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, February 13, 2003
Listen.com cuts CD burning fee almost in half


In an aggressive move to boost subscriptions, online music firm Listen.com on Thursday cut what it charges users to burn songs from its Rhapsody service from 99 cents to a loss-making 49 cents. The drastic discount underscores the lengths to which legitimate online music companies will go to jump-start the fledgling marketplace, which is competing against still popular unauthorized services like Kazaa which attract millions with offers of virtually limitless content for free.

"We look at this as a limited-time promotion and an effort to get people in the door," said Matt Graves, a spokesman for independently-owned Listen.com.

"We may lose a little bit on the burns, but we expect to make up in subscription revenues, so we see this as a marketing cost," he said.

Listen.com declined to say what it costs it to offer tracks for burning, but industry experts estimate that selling a track to be burned may cost a supplier like Rhapsody or Pressplay anywhere from 60-75 cents in licensing and acquisition costs.

A little over a year ago Rhapsody, other independent services like FullAudio and the world's major labels launched their own on-demand services for downloadable music.

But even with increased content due to cross-licensing and the recent introduction of label-approved permanent downloads or burning, only an estimated 600,000 American consumers are subscribers to the legitimate services.

By contrast, Kazaa has an estimated 11 million home users.

Rhapsody's six-week promotion will be available to subscribers who sign up for Rhapsody through distributor Terra Lycos' Lycos Music web site and Listen.com's Web site between Feb 13 and March 31 and for existing subscribers.

The special fee applies to Rhapsody's entire library of burnable content, including music from four of the five major labels, such as Bertelsmann AG, EMI Group Plc, AOL Time Warner Inc and Vivendi Universal.


Previous
Next
321 Studios announces piracy prevention program...        All News        321 Studios announces piracy prevention program...
321 Studios announces piracy prevention program...     Optical Storage News      321 Studios announces piracy prevention program...

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

Related News
Listen.com now offers CD burning through Rhapsody
Listen.Com signs CD burning deal with Warner Music group for Rhapsody subscription service

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .