Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Listen again

Real Networks have made time in their busy "being sued by the MPAA for something or other" schedule to bring back listen.com. The latest idea to try and reverse a website out of a url is to make it a local music blog. Local, that is, assuming you live in a place where one of the Creative Loafing alternative titles is based, as they've signed on to shovel much of the content into the furnace.

It's a bit of a weak idea - if ever a site didn't need an umbrella URL, it was a collection of local music sites, as at a top level you get a bizarre mash of local stories covering hardly any of America. It's probably not a good omen that Creative Loafing filed for protective bankruptcy a couple of days ago.


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