iLike Pacts With TuneCore For Indie Bands
October 20, 2008 at 2:56 PM (PT)
On the heels of the launch of MYSPACE MUSIC, "social music" company iLIKE has pacted with music distribution start-up TUNECORE, so unsigned artists can market their music through iLIKE and get royalties from the streaming, CNETNEWS reports. Independent artists already use TUNECORE to sell their music through iTUNES, AMAZON MP3 and RHAPSODY.
"We've been in dialogue, I think, since FEBRUARY," iLIKE CEO ALI PARTOVI said of negotiations with TUNECORE. "We've been fans of each others' companies for a long time, trying to work out a way to work with each other, and this was well under way before [MYSPACE MUSIC] surfaced. We generally have tried to focus on what we're doing ourselves, not to do things in response."