Yahoo Opens Up Its Music Site: Now Includes YouTube, Pandora, Last.fm
Yahoo introduced a new version of its Yahoo Music artist homepages today, which now include links to YouTube videos, Pandora radio stations, Last.fm, and photos from Flickr. Yahoo also plans to open up its API so that others can build applications for Yahoo Music, and, at a later point, artists will be able to create their own customized pages on Yahoo Music as well. Thanks to its drag-and-drop interface, users can easily customize the new artist homepages to their own liking.
Yahoo killed its own music subscription service last year, and besides giving users more options to explore new music on its site, the company is clearly also thinking about cutting costs by promoting other services without having to worry about licensing costs itself. Indeed, as Eliot Van Buskirk points out, this brings Yahoo back to its core mission of organizing the Web’s content.
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