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Digital music for the masses

Diamond is proving that, in spite of the controversy surrounding the MP3 technology, music lovers are flocking to its player. Meanwhile, GoodNoise signs two high-profile MP3 deals.

Diamond is proving that, in spite of the controversy surrounding the MP3 technology, music lovers are flocking to its player. Meanwhile, GoodNoise signs two high-profile MP3 deals.

Diamond a player in MP3 market
In spite of the MP3 controversy, Diamond Multimedia's Rio portable player has shipped 100,000 units since its November launch.

Rykodisc embraces MP3 format
The record label announces a deal with GoodNoise, a seller of downloadable music from the Internet, in which GoodNoise will sell Rykodisc music via MP3.

MP3 firm gets license from Harry Fox
Internet record company GoodNoise is issued what it says is the first Digital Phonorecord Delivery License for delivering songs in the MP3 format.

Lycos to get MP3 music database
The Web portal teams with Norwegian download site FAST to offer a new resource for the controversial music technology.