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charmed1
10-16-2001, 10:35 AM
I hope Scarecrow is on the list




Amazon to stream pre-released music

Amazon.com is offering to plug customers into new music before it hits store shelves, according to streaming media company Speedera Networks.
The Web superstore is expected to announce this week that it has hired Speedera to digitally stream the entire contents of prereleased CDs to customers after they order the physical CD from Amazon, Gordon Smith, vice president of marketing for Speedera, told CNET News.com.

Amazon said digital streaming will improve the shopping experience.

"Amazon.com already uses Speedera's streaming services to deliver music samples, movie trailers and game previews," said Jeff Blackburn, general manager of Amazon's Worldwide Digital Group. "Speedera's new streaming service provides us with a means to innovate even further."

The offering, which will include only a small number of titles initially, is designed to allow customers to listen to pre-released music while they wait for the actual CD to be released and delivered to their door, Smith said.

Although a slew of e-tailers sell digital music or videos, most offer only short samples of unreleased songs. Amazon is one of the first e-tailers to legally offer prereleased CDs, in their entirety, over the Web. But Amazon is not getting into the music-download business, Smith said.

charmed1
10-16-2001, 01:52 PM
Well I guess no one cares about the fact that we may soon be able to hear all the songs from Scarecrow online.

It is early in the day and most people are at work so I will give everyone the benifit of the doubt. I go and find this AWESOME article which at last count 43 people read, yet I get not a single reply. It is not like I am a newbie here I have posted 123 times. I know I come up with stupid topics but I never seem to get more than a few replies if that. (not counting my negative thread :))

DixieChick4GB
10-16-2001, 02:05 PM
Just sitting down to a late lunch in front of the computer.

I hope, just like you do, that Scarecrow is included. That would be the coolest. :)
Elaine

loreli
10-16-2001, 02:11 PM
Im just wondering what the record company's will say about this?

It would be good though :)

I wonder if you just listen to it? Or download it?

Lori

PJ
10-16-2001, 02:31 PM
I think it would be great, but I assume the record company and artist must agree to the pre-release of the music and I doubt that will happen with Scarecrow.

Darrell
10-16-2001, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by charmed1
Well I guess no one cares about the fact that we may soon be able to hear all the songs from Scarecrow online.

It is early in the day and most people are at work so I will give everyone the benifit of the doubt. I go and find this AWESOME article which at last count 43 people read, yet I get not a single reply. It is not like I am a newbie here I have posted 123 times. I know I come up with stupid topics but I never seem to get more than a few replies if that. (not counting my negative thread :))

Relax :) Even though we don't reply to every post on here, it doesn't mean we don't like it. At least your post was informative instead of a pic with Corey Haim in the bathtub. *roflmao* Only those who visit the open forums will probably get that...

Scarecrow
10-17-2001, 02:00 AM
I don't need to hear it off the internet to decide if I will buy the C.D. When it comes to Garth, everything he touches turns to Gold.