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 are. 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 ecosystem." 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 their works." 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 respective owners. Media Contact: Anders Steele FortyThree, Inc. 831.239.0960 firstname.lastname@example.org
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