Yahoo Inc is trying to attract the massive target group of music fans with a revamped version of its music service. Now, Yahoo Music will pull third party music services and content from partners including Amazon.com, Apple and YouTube. The third party contents will appear in a new section on Yahoo Music called Artist Pages, which will act as a one-stop shop for music fans.
The new version of Yahoo Music, unveiled on Monday, aggregates paid and free music services available on the Internet. This will attract users looking for downloads, videos, tour dates, articles and other information related to artists and enable them to access the third party contents directly from Yahoo!
Virtually the control of the Artist Pages are in the hands of music fans, who can create their own canvas of content and commerce offerings. To customize their own Artist Pages, users can select among modules offering iTunes, Amazon.com, Last.fm, Rhapsody, Pandora, YouTube and Yahoo!. In the future, users will also be able to create and self-publish their own Artist Pages as Yahoo! opens the platform to any musician, artist or record label exposing their creativity to Yahoo!’s enormous audience.
So, Yahoo!’s new Artist Pages will provide a rich web experience to music fans and general web users. That’s why Michael Spiegelman, head of Yahoo! Music, thinks that “Artist Pages is a major game-changer for the digital music industry.” What you say?