Nearly six months after acquiring the assets of MP3.com, San Francisco-based CNET Networks is set to re-launch the site today (May 3). The revamped site will not directly sell online music, and instea
Nearly six months after acquiring the assets of MP3.com, San Francisco-based CNET Networks is set to re-launch the site today (May 3). The revamped site will not directly sell online music, and instead will offer users a searchable database of downloads and editorial content.
CNET hopes MP3.com will function as an objective interactive media resource. CNET says MP3.com is free from restrictions that would cause it to favor one music format, technology or editorial resource.
"We're seeing a proliferation of online music services, as well as digital music products," says Tim Mitchell, director of MP3.com in a release. "But there's no easy way find this music or products easily online. Consumers want to move forward without stumbling blocks."
MP3.com features a digital music commerce directory of legal online music services, and will include 30-second clips of millions of songs. It also contains a comprehensive informational catalog of artist, album and track information.
Consistent with CNET's identity as a content provider, MP3.com will include original content from a staff of music writers, including reviews of music and audio devices, specialized software tutorials and features covering the constantly evolving digital music arena.