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AOL inks music info pact

Alliance, Spinner.com in tune with content deal

Alliance Entertainment Corp. and America Online subsid Spinner.com announced Monday an agreement to provide Alliance’s music information database to AOL users.

The All Music Guide contains artist biographies, images, album reviews and ratings. When AOL customers use the proprietary Spinner Plus technology to listen to music online, the information from the All Music Guide will be made available to the user.

“This collaboration is all about enriching the listener’s experience,” said Josh Felser, general manager of Spinner. “All Music Guide’s robust content provides the listener with deep information about their music selection.”

Financial terms of the deal were not released.

“Adding the content of our extensive All Music Guide database to Spinner’s innovative online service will give people the ability to explore and learn more about the artists and music they enjoy,” said Eric Weisman, president and CEO of Alliance.

San Francisco-based Alliance develops entertainment Web sites, including AllMusic.com, AllMovie.com and AllGame.com. Company also provides the backbone of digital content distribution and e-commerce capabilities as a business-to-business service to other Web sites.

Spinner.com contains 130 music channels, in categories like bluegrass, Top Pop and latin, from which listeners can select. AOL acquired the company in May 1999.

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