MySpace Music Launches In The UK

    December 3, 2009

MySpace is continuing to make big strides on the music front.  Or more accurately, the social network has made a huge, across-the-Atlantic leap, as late yesterday, MySpace Music launched in the UK.

A MySpace representative explained in an email to WebProNews, "With this launch, MySpace Music brings to the UK all of the functionality currently available to U.S., Australian and Kiwi based users including an ever-growing catalogue of fully licensed audio and video content from both Major and Indie artists, user-friendly e-commerce solutions, personal music players and user and artist playlisting, in addition to monetization opportunities and access to comprehensive analytics and charts tools for all artists."

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All in all, it’s something for people on every side of the equation to get excited about.

Artists including Alicia Keys, 50 Cent, Florence & the Machine, Kasabian, and Nelly Furtado are providing videos and playlists.  Other interesting entities, including the Vatican and Katie Price, have also contributed.  This, in turn, should give users a lot of fun stuff to play with.  (Side note: the Vatican has great taste, endorsing both Muse and Mozart.)

And this an important moment for MySpace, too, of course.  Launching a product in a new market isn’t something that’s done lightly, and since MySpace did so where Facebook is especially dominant (Hitwise estimated that Facebook received one-seventh of all UK page views in September), a lot may be riding on MySpace Music.

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