The new business unit within CBS Interactive brings together the Company’s industry-leading digital music assets, including CBS Radio’s more than 100 music websites and online audio streams, and its various mobile applications, as well as Last.fm, a leading music discovery site, to form a single division that will create richer and more immersive experiences for millions of music fans around the world. At launch, the combined assets of the newly formed CBS Interactive Music Group reach almost 40 million unique monthly users worldwide.
Leading the new entity will be David Goodman who has been named President, CBS Interactive Music Group. Goodman has served as President, Digital Media and Integrated Marketing for the division since December 2007.
At launch, the new CBS Interactive music group will be comprised of:
CBS Radio streams of its music stations, and web only channels, available online and via various mobile devices, including the iPhone and select Blackberry models;
The interactive websites for every CBS Radio music station which offer extensive audio and video programming on-demand, embeddable song dedication and upcoming event widgets, and exclusive opportunities and promotions;
Last.fm, a music discovery site, offers millions of tracks in every genre with radio streaming and free-on-demand offerings through partnerships with Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, CD Baby, independent aggregators The Orchard and IODA, and more than 240,000 independent artists and labels.