Lycos turns up the dial to expand music offerings

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Lycos unveils Lycos Music (music.lycos.com) Nov. 15, a site that ties together and enhances the portal's various music offerings, from its MP3 player and search services to its online radio network. Until now, "there's not a single site that pulls it all together," said Mary Murphy, senior VP-marketing of Lycos Music. Lycos is partnering with Listen.com, which provides a directory of MP3 music files, to complement its MP3 search. Other new services include hosting MP3 sites through a partnership with Lycos' Angelfire home-page site, CD reviews as well as CD sales through a partnership with Barnes & Noble's BN.com. The new service will be promoted throughout the Lycos Network and on search results from Lycos and HotBot, which it acquired this year. Lycos and HotBot handle 15 million music-related searches every month, Ms. Murphy said, noting that MP3 is the second-most frequently submitted query.

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