Pressplay Expands Service in the U.S., Launches on

By | January 23, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Pressplay, the online music company, today announced that it has expanded its service availability to all music fans in the Unites States following its launch to several thousand consumers in December. The company also announced the availability of its online subscription service through its fourth affiliate,, adding to the roster of sites through which pressplay is available, which includes MSN, Roxio and Yahoo! Music.

Pressplay offers its members the ability to stream, download and burn onto CDs songs from a vast online library that includes music from the world’s three largest record companies – Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Recorded Music – as well as numerous independent labels. Pressplay’s online catalog features an array of rock, pop, jazz, country, hip-hop and R&B songs. Pressplay enables subscribers to stream music, as well as build expansive, personalized music collections by continually adding downloaded tracks each month, which they can enjoy as long as they subscribe to the service. Pressplay also allows its members to create personal compilations by burning a certain amount of their downloaded tracks to CDs.

“Since our recent launch, thousands of music fans have become members of pressplay and embraced the full music experience the service offers,” said Andy Schuon, president and CEO of pressplay. “We are extremely pleased to widen the availability of the service to all music fans across the nation and to include as an affiliate. We are proud of the fact that pressplay offers music from the widest group of major and independent labels and access to the service through the broadest distribution base of any online music service.”

“ has had a heightened interest in the progression of pressplay, since its related division, MP3 Technologies, was deeply involved in the creation of its technology platform,” said Derrick Oien, president of “We are proud to be one of the first destinations to offer the high-quality service, and are pleased to be able to expose the avid music fans who visit to innovative, new ways to enjoy their passion.”

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