Listen-dot-com has entered into a new agreement with BMG, the worldwide music division of Bertelsmann, AG, that will enable Rhapsody subscribers in the United States to purchase and burn tens of thousands of tracks from BMG's extensive digital catalog of titles. This license builds on Listen.com's existing relationship with BMG, which earlier this year announced an agreement to offer its recordings through Rhapsody.
The new agreement will greatly expand the amount of music available for burning through Rhapsody. With the addition of the BMG catalog, subscribers now have the convenience to burn more than 90,000 tracks through Rhapsody, as well as unlimited access to the world's largest library of digital music. Music fans that subscribe to Rhapsody's "All Access" plan can quickly burn tracks from their favorite artists for just 99 cents each using Rhapsody's built-in CD burning software. These CDs can be played in any standard CD player.
"Since launching Rhapsody last December, we have been dedicated to offering our subscribers a superior online listening experience that gives them unlimited access to the music they love," said Sean Ryan, president and chief executive officer, Listen.com. "Today's agreement with BMG builds on that principle, giving Rhapsody subscribers the freedom to enjoy an even wider selection of music both on- and offline. In the coming months, we will continue to add music to the service and offer subscribers more choice in how, when and where they listen."
"We are pleased to offer portability for the BMG titles available through Rhapsody," said Michael Smellie, chief operating officer, BMG. "This new agreement further demonstrates BMG's commitment to giving consumers more flexibility in how they access and experience our artists' music online."