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More Legitimacy For LimeWire

February 27, 2009: LimeWire, once a notorious peer-to-peer, is going ever more legitimate, as it makes content deals with CBS Records, TuneCore, Delicious Vinyl, and other labels. With the agreements, such artists as Crowded House, Tone Loc, Soul Coughing, The Pharcyde, and The Sword join the music available in the LimeWire Store, launched late last year.

"This latest crop of signings is very exciting," said Lime Wire LLC Director/Partner Relations Tom Monday. "Delicious Vinyl is an undisputed pioneer in the hip-hop world and Kemado and Fader are tastemaker labels at the forefront of smart indie rock. Our TuneCore affiliation will give independent artists an easy, cost-effective way to sell their titles in the LimeWire Store. We're proud to add these folks to our growing list of partners and offer their amazing catalogs to our customers."

The LimeWire Store offers DRM-free MP3s; its partners also include Nettwerk Music Group, The Orchard, and Comedy Central.

 








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Dunkin' Donuts Makes Friends On Facebook

February 26, 2009: Dunkin' Donuts has made a big move into social media, but not to promote its doughnuts. Instead, it ran a two-day Faceook event to promote multigrain bagels, light lattes, and other healthier fare.