2/4/2008

Yahoo Music Users Going to RealNetworks

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 3:30 pm

Yahoo Inc. will cease operating its online music subscription service and switch its customers to RealNetworks Inc.’s Rhapsody music service as part of a new deal between the companies that calls for Yahoo to promote Rhapsody on its site.

Terms of the deal, to be formally announced Monday, were not disclosed. The move is part of Yahoo’s overhaul of its online music offerings.

“People want to have music and consume it in lots of different forms and across different devices and platforms and we want to have a play in as many of those as we can,” said Scott Moore, Yahoo’s head of media.

Moore said the partnership would allow Yahoo to focus its energies more on free, ad-supported music and other media offerings.

 

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