Feeds

Mashboxx pulls off Sony BMG deal

Do the monster mash

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

P2P music outfit Mashboxx has struck a licensing deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment as it gears up for the launch of its “legal” file sharing service.

Mashboxx, like a number of other up and coming firms, attempts to exploit the file sharing phenomenon by offering file sharers the opportunity to buy legal, DRM protected versions of tracks they are trying to download. It will charge 99 cents for Sony BMG tracks. Tracks can be searched for and “traded” on the major existing file sharing networks.

The company claims it is the first desktop filesharing app to gain major record company backing, and said deals are currently being negotiated with other labels. While Mashboxx began recruiting beta testers for its service at the beginning of May, it has yet to launch its beta testing program.

Mashboxx leverages Snocap’s tracking technology. So far, Snocap has gained the backing of Sony BMG, EMI and Universal, as well as a slew of independents.

Related stories

After Grokster: why (almost) everything we're told about P2P is wrong
Make music industry poverty history
StreamCast updates Morpheus P2P with BitTorrent
For every DRM download, 16 P2P swaps

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.