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Net music deals loud and clear

On the heels of its landmark merger with America Online, Time Warner inks a deal with Britain?s EMI. The venture is expected to turn up the volume for the future of downloadable music.

 

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On the heels of its landmark merger with America Online, Time Warner inks a deal with Britain?s EMI. The multibillion-dollar venture is expected to turn up the volume for the future of downloadable music.

"The timing of this agreement could not be better."

- Eric Nicoli, chairman of EMI Group

 


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