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January 26, 2000 Partners With

LOS ANGELES, CA - has partnered with to increase the visibility and awareness of over 90 independent record labels representing more than 480 artists, and expand's comprehensive directory of downloadable music., the leading online music directory, will enhance the suite of services that currently offers to the independent record label community. Record labels have found that multiple points of access to their music have been essential in reaching a current fan base and finding a new audience for their artists. provides a music network for its Member Labels, distributing songs through high-traffic websites, including the premier source for downloadable music,

"Whether they are jazz, metal or Appalachian blues artists, will make it easy to find, enjoy and discuss the downloadable music by all musicians working with," said Sean Ryan,'s vice president of business development.

In addition to promotional and revenue-generating distribution of digital songs, is offering a suite of b2b and b2c services to record labels, including dynamic websites, opt-in email lists, encoding services and more. The services are designed to save a label time and money, allowing them to concentrate on their core competency - the music.

Some of the geographically and musically diverse labels participating in the initial launch include Cryptogramophone (eclectic jazz from Venice, CA), Tangible Music (folk from Merrick, NY), Great Taste (jazz from Gainesville, FL), Beezwax Records (blues and jazz from Elkhart, IN), EdenDust Records (Christian/gospel from Union City, NJ), Bang On Records (Rock/AAA from Bellmore, NY), Dreampop (Oregon House, CA), Erlendahle Records (folk from Pittsburgh, PA) and Ritual Music (rock/pop from Burbank, CA).

"Everything we do at is geared to helping our member record labels and their artists," said Jeffrey Weber, VP of Business Development. "Partnering with helps us extend our labels' visibility and gives us an opportunity to work with an exciting, progressive company."

About is a second-generation Internet company that provides a turnkey web solution for independent record labels that incorporates e-commerce, database management, promotion and marketing, as well as business-to-business solutions designed to increase productivity, communication and coordination between record labels and their vendors. Privately held, is located in Southern California's Digital Coast.

About is the Internet's comprehensive directory of downloadable music. The directory includes original reviews and categorization of tens of thousands of artists and links to their legally posted work on more than 400 Web sites.

The San Francisco company has partnerships with leading independent record labels and online music distribution companies, including, Artemis Records,, Kill Rock Stars,, Liquid Audio, Matador Records, Mjuice,, Musicmaker,, Palm Pictures/Rykodisc, and's download directory is syndicated to Excite@Home, Lycos Inc., MusicMatch, RealNetworks,, and and the logo are service marks of, Inc.

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