CBS Relaunches MP3.com

Promotes more than a million free tracks
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CBS says there are a million free tracks available today on its site MP3.com.

Its Interactive Music Group has embarked on a campaign to promote the newly redesigned 14-year-old site. The campaign will run into late July, so expect to hear a lot of music on CBS stations featuring available free songs.

CBS took over MP3.com as part of its 2008 purchase of CNET. The announcement of the relaunch of MP3.com came from CBS Interactive Music Group head David Goodman. It calls MP3.com “the original online source for free legal music downloads” and said its emphasis would remain on emerging and indy artists.

Features on MP3.com include a free MP3 of the day, label of the week, “On the Scene” editorial feature and dedicated artist radio stations from sister CBS service Last.fm.

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