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KOCH Entertainment Announces Plethora of New Media Deals

KOCH Entertainment is pleased to announce several new media deals: iTunes, Liquid.com, Audio Lunchbox, Emusic, Music Match, BuyMusic.com and MusicNow (formerly FullAudio).

iTunes has launched the new KOCH Entertainment deal with 2Pac’s Nu-Mixx klazzics. Apple’s revolutionary, second generation iTunes Music Store now offers Windows users the same online music store that Mac users love – with the same music catalog, the same personal use rights and the same 99 cents- per-song pricing. An astounding 14 million songs have been purchased and downloaded since the original iTunes Music Store launch in April, solidifying iTunes position as the number one download music service in the world. With music from all five major music companies and over 200 independent music labels, the iTunes Music Store catalog is growing every day and will offer more than 400,000 songs by the end of October.

“Audio Lunchbox is the premier online destination for downloading the hottest independent music and getting the latest scoop on upcoming and established artists,” says co-founder Morgan Harris. “Our goal is to offer the most complete, genre diverse library of independently distributed digital files at one destination.” ALB implements one-click shopping, making downloading quick and simple. ALB’s “Lunchcard” system will allow users to pre-pay for credits that will help expedite purchasing on future visits.

Musicmatch, Inc. is the leader in personalized music software and services, helping people find, manage, enjoy and buy music that best matches their unique tastes. The company invented the digital jukebox concept in 1997 and since then has registered more than 40 million users of its best-selling Musicmatch Jukebox. The Musicmatch Radio network, launched in 2000, now features the world’s most popular Internet radio station, Artist MATCH(TM) Radio.

Liquid.com is a leading provider of software, infrastructure and services for the secure digital delivery of media over the Internet. The Liquid solution gives content owners, Web sites and companies the ability to syndicate and securely sell digital media online with copy protection and copyright management. Consumers can preview and purchase downloadable music from hundreds of affiliate Web sites in the Liquid Music Network.

EMusic is the world’s most popular MP3 music subscription service with more than 70,000 paying subscribers. EMusic’s innovative service offers avid music fans high quality MP3 downloads for one low monthly fee – less than the cost of one CD. EMusic’s service includes over 250,000 songs in every genre from 900 of the world’s best independent music labels. Since it was founded in 1998, EMusic has been a pioneer in the digital distribution of music.

BuyMusic.com is a legal music download store for the country’s 150 million PC users, offering 340,000 songs at a lower price than any other legal music web site. Aliso Viejo, California-based BuyMusic.com is available to anyone with a PC and Windows Media Player (a free download at BuyMusic.com).

MusicNow, Inc. (formerly FullAudio) develops a legal online music store and service with more than 40 channels of original music programming and content from industry leading labels. Customers have the option to either purchase tracks and albums a la carte or subscribe to MusicNow’s subscription service, which provides unlimited access to the music in MusicNow’s library for a monthly subscription fee. MusicNow is primarily marketed through distribution partners, which currently include Best Buy, Charter Communications, and Microsoft.

Bob Frank, President of KOCH Entertainment adds, “This is a dynamic and exciting time for the music business, especially for a young and aggressive record label like KOCH Entertainment. As the digital product form develops we plan on supporting it fully.”

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