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Emusic cuts online deal with Beggars

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Netco Emusic has cut a licensing deal with U.K. music label Beggars Group, home to such acts as The Pixies, PJ Harvey and Badly Drawn Boy, to offer the company’s tracks in MP3 format on Emusic’s online music store. Deal gives Emusic — a unit of French media giant Vivendi Universal — access to several hundred tracks from Beggars’ family of nine indie labels.

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