Slacker partners with Time Warner Cable

Music service Slacker today announced a partnership with Time Warner Cable in which Slacker will be bundled into TWC subscriptions, presumably both via TV and Internet screens.

Slacker pursues a vigorous distribution strategy, pairing with media networks (ABC, ESPN), telecom companies (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile), and major car companies.

The TWC Slacker outlet is supposedly on the Time Warner Cable Central site ( and, but testing this afternoon, immediately after the announcement, resulted in an experience less satisfying than the government health care site — endless blank page loads.

Request for comment was not immediately answered. Stay tuned for updates.

Brad Hill