strikes Sony music deal

Social music site, bought in May for $280m (£140m) by CBS Corporation, has signed a deal with the Sony BMG record label. The partnership will give the service's 20 million users access to the entire Sony catalogue of music, including songs by the Foo fighters, Kings of Leon and Natasha Bedingfield. Started in 2002, the new deal will make the largest web radio service the world, according to the company. "We've always aimed to have everything ever recorded available to listen to on our site, and having access to Sony's collection of some of the world's most popular music takes us another huge step closer," said Martin Stiksel, co-founder of

News source: BBC News

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All this means is that will be allowed to broadcast music made by the Sony record label. They don't have any influence on what applications are used, or anything else regarding for that matter. So while I hate Sony, I love and I don't see it as a bad thing if they get more music on their radio stations.

A shunning for it is, then. I avoid anything that Sony does if possible, especially related to music!