Clear Channel Interactive, a division of Clear Channel Worldwide, says it has tapped e-commerce provider Encite Commerce to develop, host and manage online music stores for its radio station Web sites. Clear Channel said people can access the stores from each local Web site; the stores will offer an array of compact discs, vinyl and cassettes. Encite said it will use its proprietary software to customize the local music stores, featuring products and content geared toward the radio station's specific market or niche. Instead of offering a generic online music store, the companies aim to create a network of venues that will target particular groups of listeners.
Clear Channel Interactive operates a network of local entertainment Web sites and operates the interactive business for Clear Channel Communications, including Clear Channel Radio and Clear Channel Entertainment.