Monday , June 24 2024

Momentum: Universal Busts Out 43,000 Songs Online

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

    The rush by major labels to offer legitimate music downloads continued Tuesday as Universal Music Group announced that it will offer more than 43,000 songs through a host of online retailers and music Web sites. The move by the world’s largest music group comes less than a week after EMI Recorded Music significantly expanded the digital download rights it is giving consumers, including copying songs onto portable devices. Also last week, UMG and Sony Music Entertainment reached agreements to offer music through MusicNet, a digital subscription service that now has content from all five major labels. MusicNet’s chief competitor, pressplay, also has agreements with all of the majors.

We may be reaching critical mass here, with the labels on the verge of throwing open the vaults.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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