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RealNetworks, others move Net content to new mediums

Despite an initially chilly reception by the entertainment industry, companies are realizing that the popularity of online content--and its potential payoff--cannot be overlooked.

 

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Despite an initially chilly reception by the entertainment industry, companies are realizing that the popularity of online content--and its potential payoff--cannot be overlooked.

"This is expanding places people get their music."

- Michael Goodman, analyst, The Yankee Group

 


RealNetworks finds new outlets for jukebox software
In a sign that retailers can no longer ignore the popularity of Net music, several big-name stores team with the streaming media giant to carve a place in the growing digital distribution market.

CMGI's iCast unveils messenger that trades video, music
Online entertainment start-up iCast launches its Web site and an instant messaging service that will allow music and video lovers to immediately contact buddies while a broadcast is in play.

Studio execs dive into digital distribution
Former executives from Universal Studios form a company that will distribute video packages, ranging from TV shows to advertisements, over the Internet.

Liquid Audio eyes in-store digital music market
The company announces a new marketing effort for its Liquid Kiosk Network, software that allows customers to preview and purchase music as digital singles and create custom CDs.