Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Imeem buys Anywhere for music everywhere

There have been services before which would allow you to store your music collection on the web to access anywhere you go - effectively, your own streaming library. Most have run aground on the copyright issue - although there's no moral reason why you shouldn't choose to keep your tracks on a server outside your home, the RIAA companies weren't happy and conjured images of one server, many users to frighten the pioneers out of business.

Now, though, with Imeem acquiring AnywhereFM, there's a chance of one which actually works. Imeem gets Anywhere's technology; Anywhere, meanwhile, is now part of a company which has already persuaded the big four labels to license their online music service.