SAN DIEGO, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today announced
agreements with the major labels EMI Music, Universal Music Group and
Warner Music Group to make the labels' content available to listeners on
the Slacker Personal Radio service. Slacker, which previously announced a
similar agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, now has agreements
with all four major labels that enable listeners to choose from a vast
catalog of artists to play on their personal radio stations wherever they
Including extensive digital music catalogs from EMI Music, SONY BMG,
Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group will give Slacker listeners
access to a deep catalog of music to create personalized stations based on
genre or favorite artists. As part of the agreement, Slacker listeners can
transfer their personalized stations to Slacker Portable Players with a
single click and automatically refresh them via Wi-Fi or over USB.
"Slacker is about enabling music lovers to play personalized radio
everywhere they go," said Dennis Mudd, CEO of Slacker. "These agreements
allow us to provide truly portable personalized radio for the first time,
in a structure that fairly compensates artists, labels and the entire music
Slacker Personal Radio enables listeners to create, edit and share
their own stations or personalize over 100 professionally programmed
stations. Slacker customers also have easy access to artist profiles, album
reviews and cover art within the Slacker Web Player, Desktop Radio and on
the Slacker Portable.
"Universal Music Group is pleased to partner with Slacker," stated Rio
Caraeff, Executive Vice President of eLabs, the company's new media and
technologies division. "Slacker's service is designed for consumers who
value the ability to explore a wide variety of music across many genres,
and provides us with another great promotional opportunity to connect our
artists with their fans."
"Slacker is an exciting new music discovery experience because it
offers consumers choice, portability and community," said Lauren Berkowitz,
Senior Vice President of Digital for EMI Music North America. "We are
delighted to make our artists' music available to fans through Slacker."
"We are excited by the Slacker service and the potential value it
offers consumers and copyright holders," said Michael Nash, Senior Vice
President, Digital Strategy and Business Development for Warner Music
Group. "Today's consumer has a plethora of music channels and services to
choose from, and Slacker brings discovery, choice, mobility and community
to the music experience while compensating record labels and artists for
The Slacker Personal Radio online experience is available for free
today in beta at http://www.slacker.com and is coming soon on Slacker
Portable Players. Slacker Basic Radio is advertising supported and will
remain free for customers to use on the web, Slacker Desktop Radio and
Slacker Portables. Slacker Premium Radio, which will offer additional
features, is also coming soon.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world's first Personal Radio company, providing a new
kind of radio that enables consumers to play highly personalized music
everywhere. Visit http://www.slacker.com to start listening today.
Slacker and Slacker.com are trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other
registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their
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