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CDnow Expands Music Departments, Adds News

Music retailer CDnow launched its next-generation music store, offering expanded music departments and more daily music news reports.

The company added allstar daily news, led by allstar Senior Editor Carrie Borzillo. Grammy award-winning writer and executive editor Anthony DeCurtis and editorial director John Bitzer head CDnow's staff of music journalists, providing breaking news, interviews and reviews. Customers now also have access to music information from Rolling Stone, CMJ Music Monthly, CMJ New Music Report and MTV/VH1.

CDnow has expanded its music coverage to 16 departments: Rock, Alternative/Indie, Pop/R&B, Hip-Hop, Electronic/Dance, Jazz, Vocal/Theatrical, Country, Folk/Blues, Christian/Gospel, New Age, Classical, World, Soundtracks, Comedy/Spoken Word and Kids/Family.

CDnow, which recently merged with N2K Inc., offers more than 500,000 music-related items, intelligent album recommendations, custom CDs and music samples.