CBS Corp. said Tuesday it is combining its CBS Radio online assets and music discovery site Last.fm to create the CBS Interactive Music Group.
It includes CBS Radio’s more than 100 music Web sites and audio streams, related mobile applications, as well as Last.fm, which has so far been part of CBS Interactive. The combined operations reach almost 40 million unique monthly users worldwide, according to the company.
CBS Radio veteran David Goodman has been named president, CBS Interactive Music Group. He has been with the radio unit since 2002 and most recently served as president, digital media and integrated marketing since Dec. 2007.
Goodman will remain based in New York and report to Neil Ashe, president of CBS Interactive while continuing to work closely with Dan Mason, president and CEO, CBS Radio.
“Today we are combining two industry-leading music properties to form a single group dedicated to music fans everywhere,” said CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves.
“CBS is in a unique position to bring together the leading-edge technological resources at CBS Interactive with the content, promotional and sales assets at CBS Radio to drive efficiencies into the business and create unmatched experiences for all of our customers.”