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Vitaminic licenses music to Napster

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 05 Nov 2001 13:13

Italian-based online music giant, "the European", Vitaminic, has agreed to license its catalog of 250,000 tracks to Napster to use it in Napster's upcoming subscription service.
According to the contract, Napster will pay royalties for tracks it uses in its service and Vitaminic will compensate its artists for their music as well. Vitaminic mostly has free-to-download music from independent artists, but also features a recently launched subscription service with commercial tracks from over 1,000 indie labels in U.S. and in Europe.

Vitaminic, while relatively unknown in U.S., has grown huge by opening localized versions of its site all across the Europe, virtually every western European country has its own version of Vitaminic already. Vitaminic has also acquired several sites during last year, including Peoplesound from UK, IUMA from US and two French MP3 sites.

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