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Melodeo plans service based on iTunes playlists

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Jun 2007 5:46 User comments (3)

Melodeo plans service based on iTunes playlists Melodeo Inc. announced plans on Tuesday to help music fans expand what they can do with their iTunes digital music collections, going beyond the desktop computer and iPod. The company will offer a service that will stream personal libraries to mobile phones. The idea is to let consumers listen to their digital music on the go without having to bring portable players with them.
The service would also let users access songs from their library on more than one personal computer. Melodeo's vice president for music services, David Dederer, said revenue could be from monthly fees for the service, software download fees, or audio advertisements. The company would have to pay the same fees paid by Web-based radio services, or a tenth of a cent per song play.

"We're doing everything we can to follow the current legal guidelines and standard industry practices where the legal guidelines are not crystal clear," said Dederer. He said he expects the first version of the service to launch in six to 12 weeks. At first the service will be limited to iTunes libraries, but will expand to other digital music services after.

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Reuters

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3 user comments

15.6.2007 7:30

Sounds cool, but we already have Orb or TVersity to do our streaming. I'm guessing if you use iTunes, you have an iPod, so what is the point of streaming to your phone, unless it's an iPhone, which in that case, it's pointless right?

25.6.2007 13:43

Would this not cost when streamed on phones.

323.7.2007 22:46

Is this any better than Orb?

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