Cricket Communication's Muve Music has signed agreements with three more independent digital music distributors: CD Baby, TuneCore and The Orchard. The agreement will collectively double Muve's catalog to 10 million tracks. The service has 600,000 mobile music subcribers in the U.S.
Tunecore's new deal with Muve continues CEO's Jeff Price's efforts to offer the company's clients direct licensing. Under the agreement, Muve obtains the rights to both the recordings and songs represented by TuneCore and will pay royalties directly to TuneCore for distribution. The approach is designed to provide artists and song writers with a more transparent and timely royalty collection system.