Samsung Partners With MusicNet
Samsung Electronics announced that it will be launching a new line of innovative portable media players and a state-of-the-art digital music service through a new, long-term European partnership with MusicNet, the digital entertainment services provider. MusicNet will power the service and provide the underlying technologies and content library for Samsungâ€™s new subscription digital music service and download stores in the United Kingdom, Germany and France. In addition, Samsung is planning on expanding the service throughout Europe and Asia after its initial launch phase.
The service and stores, which are expected to launch later this year, will be compatible with Samsungâ€™s forthcoming line of MP3 and portable media players, including the K5. Samsungâ€™s customers will have access to more than 2 million licensed songs, which includes content from all of the major record labels and more than 40,000 independent labels. In addition, the service will offer consumers an easy way to manage their files, as well as provide an intuitive software platform that will make music purchases, transfers and burning to CDs effortless.