Brits get second-level domain for individuals:

In its third major label deal in a week, Inc. said Monday that Sony Music Entertainment Inc. has agreed to offer its vast catalog of music through Listen's Rhapsody subscription service.

This is Sony Music Entertainment's first licensing deal with an independent online music company, Listen said, and brings Rhapsody one step closer to its goal of offering music from all five major labels. Listen just sealed deals with EMI Recorded Music Ltd. and BMG Entertainment Inc. last week.

The deal will add 125,000 songs to the streaming music service from thousands of Sony artists, Listen said. The label boasts big name singers such as Jennifer Lopez, Macy Gray and Michael Jackson.

While Listen may be the first independent player to gain access to Sony 's musical treasure chest, the label is a backer of rival music subscription service, Pressplay, which it formed with Vivendi Universal SA. Still, Listen said that the deal is giving it a leg up over Pressplay, MusicNet and the new subscription service being launched by Napster Inc. in terms of the total number of songs it now has in its catalog.

But unlike its rivals, which offer music downloads as well as streams, Rhapsody is a streaming music service only.

While the other services duke it out online, Listen said that it is working on obtaining agreements with the remaining major labels.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Scarlet Pruitt

Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?