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Loudeye Introduces Two New Products

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Loudeye Corp. a leader in managing, promoting and distributing digital media, has introduced two customer-branded product offerings based on Microsoft Windows Media 9 Series and the Loudeye Media Framework. The Loudeye Digital Music Store is a complete, outsourced digital music store that can be integrated with customers' existing technology, branding and infrastructure to give them instant access to a digital music business. The Loudeye iRadio Service offers 100 channels of pre-programmed music, which can be delivered to any Internet connected device supporting Windows Media 9 Series and Windows Media Digital Rights Management.

Companies using the branded products on the Windows Media platform include AT&T Wireless and Gibson Audio, a new consumer electronics division of Gibson Guitar Corp.

Microsoft is also joining forces with Loudeye to enable the rapid deployment of branded digital music services and stores using the combination of Loudeye's new products and Windows Media 9 Series.

"Loudeye's digital music solutions are important for helping customers go to market with high-quality music offerings built using Windows Media 9 Series," said Dave Fester, general manager, Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft. "Loudeye's industry leadership and technical expertise enable companies using Loudeye's solutions, to rapidly build and launch a world-class branded music store or radio services using the Windows Media platform."

The Loudeye Digital Music Store and Loudeye iRadio Service provide a means for any company to rapidly and cost effectively launch a digital music store and/or Internet radio service under their own brand – rather than spending millions of dollars to develop their own service utilizing a third party player and giving up control over their customer relationships.

The Loudeye Digital Music Store is a customer-branded, turnkey solution designed for any online business to extend their brand, increase sales, retain customers and differentiate themselves in the marketplace by capitalizing on the popularity of digital music. Itrepresents the integration of all the components necessary to create, promote and operate a digital music store online from a single company. The Loudeye Digital Music Store can quickly help businesses promote, sell music and leverage cross merchandising opportunities.

The Loudeye Digital Music Store offers:

*Digital music download delivery

*Branded players to provide both live and on-demand audio and video content to end users
*Digital rights management using Windows Media Digital Rights Management

*Usage reporting and analytics

*Digital music royalty settlement

*Streaming music samples and cover art

*Music metadata

*Rich media ringtones

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