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Napster's Launch Party to Feature Hottest New Music Artists

Napster, a division of Roxio today announced the musical lineup for its October 29 celebration of the launch of the Napster 2.0 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Additionally, in the spirit of Napster, hundreds of music fans will receive free tickets to the exclusive event through local radio stations and fan site giveaways this week.

Ahmet Zappa will be the emcee for the evening and Def Jam recording artist Ludacris will headline the event. Ludacris is the hottest musician in the country, with the number one selling album “Chicken N Beer”. Other popular new artists performing that night will include Dashboard Confessional (Vagrant), Interpol (Matador), and Metric (Enjoy) and DJ Melo-D.

“Napster has always been synonymous with music. October 29th is a cause for celebration for music fans everywhere as Napster comes back. This great concert is a way for us to bring the cutting edge artists of the day to the fans that make it all happen,” said Chris Gorog, Chairman and CEO of Roxio.

Napster 2.0 enables fans to freely sample the world’s largest (over 500,000 tracks) and most diverse online collection of music across all genres. The easy-to-use interface allows users to quickly and easily transfer songs to portable devices or burn them to CDs for 99 cents per track or $9.95 per album. True to Napster’s commitment to an open environment, any visitor to the service can-free of charge and with no obligation-watch music videos on demand, listen to 30-second music clips, browse decades of Billboard charts, read the online magazine Fuzz and take full advantage of the most robust music recommendation engine ever created.

Music fans also have the option to upgrade to a premium service that offers unlimited listening and downloading, 40 commercial-free radio stations and a collection of interactive play lists and community features, including the ability to email tracks to friends and mix in other music files from their hard drives, all for $9.95 a month.

Pre-registration is now available at http://www.napster.com.

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