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Relativity Nears Sale of Artistdirect, Music Sites for Mere $1 Million


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Relativity Digital is preparing to sell ArtistDirect and related music sites for a mere $1 million to an undisclosed buyer, according to reports. AritstDirect was one of the pioneer sites in the online music, but in recent years has fallen out of favor. At a time of billion dollar music deals, the $1 million price tag reflects just how unpopular ArtistDirect had become.

Sites in the deal include,,,, and, according to

In 2009, ArtistDirect, which had gone public in a blaze of unrealized glory, voluntarily pulled itself off the NASDAQ stock exchange and stopped reports to the SEC. In ArtistDirect's last annual report in 2008, the company had generated $12.1 million in revenues but suffered $48 million in losses. 

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