MUSICMATCH Introduces New Jukebox With Integrated Music Subscription Service; Debuts Radio MX, ``Near Music-On-Demand'' at CD Quality.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2001
MUSICMATCH(R), Inc., a recognized leader in providing personalized per·son·al·ize
tr.v. per·son·al·ized, per·son·al·iz·ing, per·son·al·iz·es
1. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.
2. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify. music software and services and inventor INVENTOR. One who invents or finds out something.
2. The patent laws of the United States authorize a patent to be issued to the original inventor; if the invention is suggested by another, he is not the inventor within the meaning of those laws; but in that of the world's first digital music jukebox A storage device for multiple sets of CD-ROMs, DVDs, tape cartridges or disk modules. Using carousels, robot arms and other methods, a jukebox physically moves the storage medium from its assigned location to an optical or magnetic station for reading and writing. , today introduced the latest version of its award-winning MUSICMATCH Jukebox This article or section has multiple issues:
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* It may need a complete rewrite to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. (TM). MUSICMATCH continues its leadership in digital music innovation with MUSICMATCH Radio MX(TM), the industry's first near music-on-demand, CD-quality streaming service. Music fans can preview the new MUSICMATCH Jukebox today and receive a free trial of Radio MX by visiting www.musicmatch.com.
Radio MX offers a completely customized, CD-quality streaming music service, giving music fans options to play the music they want, when they want it. Radio MX represents the introduction of the company's music services strategy, building on the unique MUSICMATCH Radio platform for future on-demand music delivery (see separate announcement today).
"MUSICMATCH Jukebox now provides music fans with more control over their music than was ever possible before" said Dennis Mudd, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of MUSICMATCH. "The integrated Radio MX service provides a new and powerful way for people to find and play music from their favorite artists, as well as discover new music from related artists."
Radio MX Puts Music Fans in the Front Row
MUSICMATCH Jukebox is the stage for the debut of MUSICMATCH Radio MX, the near music-on demand service that frees music fans to enjoy customized personal stations with CD-quality streaming music. With Radio MX, music fans can:
-- Create the ultimate radio station -- Create a personalized, near music-on-demand radio station by picking up to 25 artists that influence the ultimate Artist Match station. Music fans will hear their favorite music from their chosen artists, as well as the best music from related artists -- as measured by the MUSICMATCH recommendation engine. -- Customize the playback for a personal and effortless experience -- Produce customized stations, like Era Stations to play top hits from a particular timeframe, see the upcoming artist and "skip" past the songs they don't want to hear, and control the beat of the music with the Tempo Slider. -- Listen to the highest quality radio at CD-quality sound -- 128 kbps streaming MP3 radio with no advertising, interruptions or buffering; improved programming and less repetition make Radio MX the highest quality music service available. -- Accessible from any PC -- Log in and access all created personal stations from any PC; fans can easily drag and drop to save favorite stations; and the widely used Artist Match Stations can be quickly launched from the Radio home page.
MUSICMATCH Radio MX leverages the company's patent-pending personalization Custom tailoring information to the individual. On the Web, personalization means returning a page that has been customized for the user, taking into consideration that person's habits and preferences. technology, which measures the correlations between the listening preferences of its millions of users to deliver relevant music recommendations and personalized streams not available in competing services. MUSICMATCH is the only digital music provider to leverage the listening preferences of millions of music lovers and return this information to consumers through a personalized streaming experience. With more than one billion play logs uploaded by its user community to date, MUSICMATCH owns the largest database of listening behavior in the world.
The Most Complete Personal Music System
MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus is the only all-in-one digital jukebox (1) Software for managing music files. Also called a "digital music manager," "music manager," or just "jukebox," it lets users organize MP3 and other audio files into playlists, play the songs, rip CD tracks to MP3 and other formats, burn CDs and download titles to portable to offer this core personalization technology, complete jukebox capabilities and personalized music services in one program. While learning from listeners to deliver the right music at the right time, MUSICMATCH Jukebox gives music fans everything they need to play, record, burn, organize and discover music with the following new features:
-- Fast and flexible CD-burning -- MUSICMATCH Jukebox lets music
fans multi-task by burning CDs while working on other
programs; new multi-session options allow music fans to pause
while burning MP3s and finish later; the new jukebox also
support hundreds of CD-R (CD-Recordable) A writable CD technology using a type of compact disc that can be recorded, but not erased (CD-Rs are "write once" discs). CD-R discs are used to master CD-ROMs, to back up data and to make copies of data for distribution. and CD-RW (CD-ReWritable) The only rewritable CD technology. CD-RW disks look like other CD media, but with close inspection, they have a more polished surface with a very dark blue-gray cast. drives, as well as all CD
formats, including CD-RW, 80-minute and credit card CDs.
-- Improved file management and display in new Music Library --
Offers ability to view tracks by Album Art, quickly search
through files alphabetically al·pha·bet·i·cal also al·pha·bet·ic
1. Arranged in the customary order of the letters of a language.
2. Of, relating to, or expressed by an alphabet. with just a few keystrokes, and
automatically add newly downloaded and ripped RiPPED are an alternative rock band from Burlington, Ontario, Canada on Sextant Records/EMI Distribution. The band formed in 1994, and were originally called "Ripped Emotions". tracks to the
-- Visualization Using the computer to convert data into picture form. The most basic visualization is that of turning transaction data and summary information into charts and graphs. Visualization is used in computer-aided design (CAD) to render screen images into 3D models that can be viewed from all editor and new designs -- Includes the latest
versions of the popular G-Force and Whitecap visualizations,
as well as a new Visualization Editor that puts the color,
rotation, speed and design in the hands of music fans.
-- Support for the most popular portable MP3 players A digital music player that supports the MP3 format, which was the audio format that started a revolution in online music downloads and distribution. All portable music players, the iPod being the most popular, support MP3 along with one or more other audio formats. -- Provides
support for all the popular portable devices, including the
Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox and Diamond S3 Rio 800.
Pricing and Availability
MUSICMATCH Radio MX is available through both MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus and Basic (version 6.1 required) for $4.95 per month. Radio MX includes a free two-week trial and is free of charge during the pilot program. MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus costs $19.99.
MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus for Macintosh and MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus for Linux are also available for download at www.musicmatch.com.
About MUSICMATCH, Inc.
MUSICMATCH, Inc., founded in 1997 and based in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. , is a recognized leader in developing personalized music software and services that let people find and listen to the music that best matches their unique tastes. The company invented the digital music jukebox in 1997; since then has registered more than 18 million users of its MUSICMATCH Jukebox software program. MUSICMATCH Jukebox is the world's most popular jukebox software program, used each month by more than four million people in the U.S. and more than nine million people worldwide. MUSICMATCH is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. with significant investment from Intel Capital, Redpoint Ventures and Thomson Multimedia. For additional information on MUSICMATCH, visit http://www.musicmatch.com.
Note to Editors: MUSICMATCH is a registered trademark of MUSICMATCH, Inc. MUSICMATCH Jukebox is a trademark of MUSICMATCH, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.