Apple to sell music via Bebo
Starting today, Bebo users in Ireland and the UK will be able to buy music from the iTunes store directly through the artist’s Bebo profile. The deal is a first for Apple and the second for Bebo after joining last year with online music store 7Digital.
The San Francisco-based Bebo network has nearly 9 million users and 500,000 musicians in UK and Ireland.
“The deal with Bebo will give Apple a deeper reach into the market segment of 16- to 24-year-olds, who are both keen users of social networking sites, and key consumers of music,” the Financial Times reported. “Some 32 percent of 16- to 24-year-old internet users visit social networking sites at least once a month, making the demographic the leader of the social networking trend.”