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Warner Music Group makes out with MP3.Com
Anything's better than Napster
Warner Music Group has granted MP3.com a licence to distribute its music over the MyMP3.com channel. At the same time it has dropped its copyright infringement suit against MP3.com, upon agreeing terms for royalty splits with the digital music download pioneer.
Warner is the first of the five music majors to settle with MP3.com, following the launch of myMP3.com last year. It will be interesting to see if the others follow suit - MP3.com is a very tame beast indeed, compared with Napster, its very noisy, very anarchic cousin.
MP3.Com offers copyright protection, and royalty collation and collection - something which makes it inherently less popular than free-for-all Napster.®