“Melodeo Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to help music fans expand use of their iTunes digital music collections beyond their desktop computer and iPod by streaming songs in personal libraries to mobile phones,” Reuters reports.
“Privately held Melodeo, which already delivers Web-based audio clips to phones, said the service — now in test mode — would stream songs to cell phones for music fans who provide it with a list of the songs stored in personal libraries that use iTunes, Apple Inc’s digital music software,” Reuters reports.
“The idea of the service, which comes ahead of Apple’s expected launch this month of its music-playing iPhone, is to let consumers who have digital music libraries listen to digital music on the go without a portable player,” Reuters reports. “It also lets listeners access songs from their library on more than one personal computer.”
“Melodeo revenue could be from monthly fees for the service, software download fees, or audio advertisements,” Reuters reports. “Melodeo is not selling copies of songs for consumers to store on their phones — it simply plays songs based on a customer’s iTunes list.”
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