Songs go offline after sale

CyberBiz Brief

In the wake of CNET Networks’ acquisition of from Vivendi Universal, indie music fans have been buzzing about what will happen to the 1.5 million-song library accumulated by the Web site over the years.

CNET’s deal gave it the name and certain other assets but not the rights to the songs that had been submitted by artists.

Unfortunately for those who want to keep those songs available to the public, the library has ended up with startup company TruSonic, which uses the Internet to pipe Muzak into business environments.

The songs will be used to bolster TruSonic’s library of songs it sells to business customers. TruSonic CEO Joseph Tebo said his company may offer its songs to consumers at some point in the future.

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