Feeds

Zuckerberg flirts with record labels, eyes digital music biz

Gimme a slice of that pie... bitch

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg wants a slice of the digital music biz action, since the other boys (MySpace) have their own portion.

According to the New York Post the fact that News Corp launched MySpace Music just last month means boydroid Zuckerberg also wants in on the whole shebang.

He’s in discussion with a number of song-streaming services and music community sites including iMeem.com, iLike.com and Rhapsody.com, according to the paper-citing chaps familiar with the situation.

MySpace Music, the ambitious new joint venture between major record labels and News Corporation, finally went live last month.

Facebook wonks have also been meeting with major record labels about a possible deal which, unlike MySpace's effort, will not involve securing licences to distribute music, nor trying to build a money-making empire from scratch.

However, Zuckerberg is merely eyeing up the possibility of Facebook getting involved with the messy music biz by chatting to "potential partners", a spokesman told the paper. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
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.