Coke to Start Music Downloading Business

By Deane Barker on December 9, 2003

Coke Enters the Music Business: Wal-Mart, iTunes, Microsoft, and now Coke?

Coca-Cola is launching an Internet music download service in Britain next month, the first consumer brand to jump into Europe’s crowded Internet music market, the company said on Monday.

The soft drinks maker said that in January it will begin selling music downloads from a catalog of 250,000 songs supplied from each of the five major music labels.