Yahoo Music Opens Up Its Site
April 6, 2009 at 2:54 PM (PT)
YAHOO MUSIC has unveiled its latest revamp TODAY, which will allow YAHOO users to access and interact with outside services, be they paid and free music services available on the Internet. To do that, YAHOO has struck commercial relationships with digital music retailers like APPLE, so it can collect a fee for every referral, the company said.
"We really want to focus on providing the service that's most valuable to users, and then partner with third parties to provide the entire set of music services," YAHOO MUSIC GM MICHAEL SPIEGELMAN told REUTERS.
Visitors to the YAHOO MUSIC site will be able to select from a variety modules representing the Web's disparate music sites, including free, radio-like streaming audio services such as PANDORA and LAST. FM, music videos from YOUTUBE, and paid music downloads from TUNES and AMAZON.COM.
YAHOO MUSIC will also offer music or information about 500,000 artists, about double the size of its previous offering. The goal is to provide a starting point for people to get information about any artist they're interested in.