Slacker Finalizes Deals With Major Labels
Slacker Announces Agreements With EMI Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to Extend Personal Radio Experience
SAN DIEGO, Calif. September 20, 2007 Slacker, Inc. today announced agreements with the major labels EMI Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to make the labels content available to listeners on the Slacker Personal Radio service. Slacker, which previously announced a similar agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, now has agreements with all four major labels that enable listeners to choose from a vast catalog of artists to play on their personal radio stations wherever they are.
Including extensive digital music catalogs from EMI Music, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group will give Slacker listeners access to a deep catalog of music to create personalized stations based on genre or favorite artists. As part of the agreement, Slacker listeners can transfer their personalized stations to Slacker Portable Players with a single click and automatically refresh them via Wi-Fi or over USB.
Slacker Inks Deals with Top Indie Labels
Slacker Now Offers Listeners Access to Millions of Songs from Thousands of Leading Independent Labels
SAN DIEGO, Calif. September 20, 2007 Slacker, Inc. today announced deals with leading independent music labels and distributors, including IODA, The Orchard, Beggars Group and Matador Records, IRIS, Ubiquity Records and Sanctuary Group PLC. The agreements give Slacker the content rights to enable Personal Radio that can be played everywhere.
I think slacker is going direct to the lables and bypassing the RIAA