Viacom's MTV Interactive will relaunch its online music sites--including MTV, VH1, and SonicNet--while streaming audio company AudioBase prepares to announce a series of deals with companies such as Sony. Meanwhile, Lycos jumps into the white-hot sector.
"This is our first big gear shift into the Net economy."
- Fred Seibert, president of MTV Networks Online and chairman of MTVi
Launch releases desktop music player
The digital music and lifestyle company releases a beta version of its
proprietary desktop music player, which lets users create personal Net
Softbank makes play for Web music market
The Japanese Internet investor extends its reach to the popular Web music
business, announcing plans to distribute songs on the Internet at a
fraction of the price of store-bought CDs.
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