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Listen.com Gets Vivendi; AOL Agrees to CD Burning: The online music subscription field is hotting up, at least from the companies’ sides. Li…

Listen.com Gets Vivendi; AOL Agrees to CD Burning: The online music subscription field is hotting up, at least from the companies’ sides. Listen.com has licensed the song catalog of Vivendi Universal SA’s Universal Music Group, making it the first Internet service with broad music licenses with all five major recording companies. Separately, AOL Time Warner’s Warner Music Group authorized another commercial-music service, FullAudio, to allow FullAudio users to copy music onto recordable compact discs, relaxing a restriction that had prevented users from taking music on the go.

In a separate story, the New York Times reports on why the music companies are becoming more open to this kind of risk-taking, some of which involve selling individual songs for as less as 99 cents.

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