TheDJ signs distribution deals with Launch Media and Ultimate Band List

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Internet music service TheDJ inked distribution and marketing deals with Launch Media, which has the personalized music site MyLaunch and Ultimate Band List. Co-branded versions of TheDJ.com Players will be on myLaunch.com and UBL.com, and on more than 1 million Launch CD-ROMs. In addition, Launch and UBL content will be distributed on TheDJ.

In related news, Launch Media, Santa Monica, Calif., hired several editors for myLaunch. Craig Rosen, previously West Coast bureau chief at Billboard magazine, was named senior news editor of Launch, in charge of developing a new daily news service. Mac Randall, previously senior editor at Musician magazine, will be East Coast editor of mylaunch.com, and will be based in New York. Billy Johnson Jr., previously executive editor at Rap Sheet, will be Rap/R&B editor, based in Los Angeles.

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