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Warner, MP3.com both cut music deals

Millions of copies of songs are already freely circulating on the Internet in the unauthorized MP3 format. By forming partnerships, the record labels hope to streamline the process of converting content into formats that can sold online.

 

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Millions of copies of songs are already freely circulating on the Internet in the unauthorized MP3 format. By forming partnerships, the record labels hope to streamline the process of converting content into formats that can be sold online.

 


MP3.com, publishers reach preliminary pact
update The Web music service agrees to a preliminary three-year, $30 million deal with the National Music Publishers' Association's licensing subsidiary, The Harry Fox Agency.

Loudeye, Warner Music partner on digital storage
The digital media company enters a licensing agreement with Warner to digitally store and encode the record label's U.S. catalog of audio and music video titles.

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MP3Board case moves to New York
update While file-trading paragon Napster waits in court and rival Scour seeks bankruptcy protection, another potentially landmark online music case is moving toward resolution.