Founders Shawn Fanning — yes, the Shawn Fanning of Napster fame — Jordan Mendelson and Ron Conway have launched SNOCAP (www.snocap.com), which provides a database platform that can be licensed by record labels, musicians or other copyright holders to manage the sale and distribution of their music. The company recently struck a deal with Universal Music and is in talks with other major labels.
“There are some good authorized online music services, but they have limited content and a comparatively small number of users,” commented Fanning. “There are unauthorized services that have content and users orders of magnitude higher, but the service they provide is inferior and they are at odds with rights holders. SNOCAP is the means to bridge that divide for the consumer.”
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