Limelight Networks Makes It Easier and Cheaper to Download Songs Legally

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Phoenix-based Limelight Networks, a leading end-to-end digital delivery network, has teamed up with some of the top players in the music industry to offer consumers a low-cost, secure and user-friendly solution to encourage legal music downloading.

Limelight Networks, recognized as the industry leader in online music delivery by Accustream iMedia Research, now offers multiple patent-pending tools that enable features such as the ability to download multiple songs in just one click, making music downloading faster and easier than ever.

"The future success of both the recording industry and Internet music industry requires a shared commitment to enhancing legal downloading opportunities," said David Rice, Limelight Networks vice president of marketing and channel development. "The easier and more affordable everyone makes legal music downloading for consumers, the more likely we will see a reduction in the practice of illegal downloading."

Rice said that the company's efficient delivery platform combined with its proprietary innovative media download tools represents a huge step toward reducing illegal downloads, while at the same time providing online music providers the best delivery channel available. The company's customers agree.

"Musicmatch has worked with Limelight Networks for the past two years to deliver high-quality Internet radio and music streaming services through Musicmatch Jukebox," said Bill Caid, senior vice president of engineering at Musicmatch. "Limelight provides us with a fast and reliable platform to bring legal online music to consumers worldwide."

Limelight Network's relationship with leading Internet music providers, as well as technology leaders such as Microsoft, will ensure that music enthusiasts throughout the world have an appealing legal download option. BuyMusic.com is the first company to utilize Limelight Network's new software download manager, called Bulk Get, to enhance its delivery capabilities to a level that is unsurpassed in the industry.

"Limelight Networks supports us with the advanced network and download management tools we need in order to provide a reliable and streamlined music download experience to our customers. Their technology enables our customers to buy multiple tracks and entire albums online without having to click dozens of times for the music they want," said Elizabeth Brooks, senior vice president of business development for BuyMusic.com.

"We feel that the best way to combat filesharing and to encourage the purchase and use of legal downloads is to provide a high-quality, simple, and intuitive alternative. Our partnership with Limelight Networks offers the online music community that alternative, backed by efficient and trustworthy technology," Brooks added.

In addition to BuyMusic.com and Musicmatch, Limelight Networks provides digital content delivery for many of the world's leading music, entertainment and Internet companies, including, Wind-up Records, RadioFree Virgin, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, radio and QuePasa.com as well as leading broadcast networks. –by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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