Vivendi buys for $372m.
May 20, 2001 11:52 AM   Subscribe

Vivendi buys for $372m. The latest attempt to digest and assimilate those "damned elusive" music files.
posted by aflakete (5 comments total)
I guess there was a grain of truth to this rumor after all. must have been a better buy, though; they offer scads of independent, original content that can be silenced or exploited, instead of eMusic's 'the same music you can find at, only full of washy artifacts' business model. (Yes, yes, TMBG and all that, but they're pretty much the only semi-major artists to offer original content on EM.)
posted by darukaru at 2:27 PM on May 20, 2001

Silly me. Universal bought EMusic.
posted by darukaru at 2:29 PM on May 20, 2001

Although I have reason to believe that this is a monumental waste of money, it does most likely have one very positive effect: It gets Michael Robertson off of the public stage...
posted by fooljay at 6:26 PM on May 20, 2001

Even more reason for the independent web to continue to thrive. This actually encourages me to build the things I want to, so indies have a real place to turn to...
posted by owillis at 11:16 PM on May 20, 2001

Audiogalaxy, baby.
posted by preguicoso at 7:27 AM on May 21, 2001

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