“Entertainment information company Muze said Tuesday that it has secured rights to stream music samples from Universal Music Group, marking its fourth licensing deal with a major record label. Under the nonexclusive agreement, New York-based Muze will tap Universal’s songs and album art as promotional samples for its audio preview service, called MuzeTunes. The service provides Web stores with audio clips in Microsoft’s Windows Media Audio format. Since Muze launched its preview service last year, the company has been striving to form ties with major record labels. Four months ago, Muze secured rights to Sony Music Entertainment’s songs, saying the deal would help the record label market and sell its music to online shoppers. In addition, Muze has licensing deals with BMG Entertainment and Warner Music Group…”
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