CinemaNow continues its musical comeback with a deal bringing the download retailer videos from artists such as Lily Allen, David Bowie, Coldplay, the Decemberists, Gorillaz and Norah Jones.
CinemaNow has sealed deals with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI and Sanctuary Records. The music videos will be offered on its Web site WatchMusicHere.com, as well as on CinemaNow itself.
The selection also will include uncut European versions of select music videos as well as concert performances from around the world, CinemaNow said Wednesday. Prices for download-to-own range from $9.95-$14.95. For rentals it’s $2.99-$3.99. All videos are in the WMV format.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment digital chieftain Thomas Hesse was so gobsmacked he rushed out this canned message: “As consumers increasingly rely on the Internet for easy access to high quality content, we think that (CinemaNow) will occupy an even more prominent place in the entertainment landscape.”
Not to be outdone, CinemaNow’s general Curt Marvis countered with this slice of corpo-speak: “Our music video catalog is growing rapidly, as we strive to offer our customers the widest selection available in today’s marketplace.”
CinemaNow relaunched WatchMusicHere.com last month packaged with a similar Warner Music deal.