NOW OPEN! MUSIC BOULEVARD AT WWW.MUSICBLVD.COM THE INTERNET'S LARGEST 24-HOUR MULTIMEDIA MUSIC STORE Leading Online Information Service Company Launches Unprecedented Multimedia Music Service on the World Wide Web.NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , @ cafe--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 16, 1995--Imagine the ultimate record store as close by as the nearest computer, with everything you want in stock, and with a wealth of information about thousands of albums and artists. Today this vision became reality when Telebase Systems, Inc., a leader in online information services See Information Systems. , announced the opening of Music Boulevard(TM), the Internet's largest multimedia music store.
Located on the World Wide Web at www.musicblvd.com, Music Boulevard is a one-stop service where customers can listen to 30-second sound samples, view album art or artist photos, read album reviews or musician biographies, and buy from the most extensive music catalog available with over 145,000 listings. Music Boulevard also offers Billboard( chart listings and an electronic newsstand that allows patrons to read articles from and purchase subscriptions to several music magazines. In addition, customers can view Music Wire, the Web's first daily music magazine, edited and written by Music Boulevard's staff of professional music journalists. All of this rich material is accessible through an enticing and easy-to-use interface.
"In constructing Music Boulevard we have capitalized upon our 11 years of experience in the design and support of online services," said Jim Coane Jim Coane is an award winning television producer, writer and director. He is the creator of PBS' preschool series Dragon Tales. He is also credited as executive producer on many network, syndication and cable series, including Walking the Bible, , 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. a president of Telebase Systems. "We are delivering what customers demand from a first class online service -- rich content, excellent customer support, secure transactions, and an ongoing commitment to develop leading-edge enhancements."
The music industry has shown its support for Music Boulevard through advertising and by providing extensive artist and album information. Special incentive co-promotions and artist tributes will occur on a regular basis.
Music industry leaders associated with Music Boulevard include: Larry Rosen Larry Rosen can refer to:
"Music Boulevard is at the forefront of a revolution in the way that people will learn about and buy music," said Jeffrey Magill, vice president of marketing and sales for Telebase. "There is no question that this is the future of music retailing."
Music Boulevard offers an extensive world of music information at no cost. The entry screen allows shoppers to select All Music or a specific genre, such as Pop & Rock, Country, Classical, and Jazz, or enter the Newsstand or review Special Offers.
"Content is top priority for Music Boulevard. We have developed strong relationships with key publishers and record labels, as well as made significant investments in editorial staff and multimedia content development," said Roger Wilcox, vice president of product development for Telebase.
At the center of Music Boulevard is a core database of albums that can be searched by artist, title, song or label. An artist search retrieves a complete discography dis·cog·ra·phy
Examination of the intervertebral disk space using x-rays after injection of contrast media into the disk. , while a title search retrieves any album with that song. Song lists, sound samples, reviews and artist biographies are available for albums. Music Boulevard's Newsstand section offers Music Wire, an original daily online magazine featuring the latest music news, reviews, feature articles and "Today in Music History." Also available on the Newsstand are excerpts from Spin, Blues Revue revue, a stage presentation that originated in the early 19th cent. as a light, satirical commentary on current events. It was rapidly developed, particularly in England and the United States, into an amorphous musical entertainment, retaining a small amount of , Dirty Linen Noun 1. dirty linen - personal matters that could be embarrassing if made public
affairs, personal business, personal matters - matters of personal concern; "get his affairs in order" , Fanfare, Gramophone, Puncture and the online jazz magazine e.Bop, as well as the opportunity to buy subscriptions.
The New Releases section of Music Boulevard features ten to twenty new releases weekly. Shoppers can also check current Billboard charts On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. Since 1958 the Hot 100 has been published, combining single sales and radio airplay. where entries are hot-linked directly to the album.
Music Boulevard's interface has been designed for both visual appeal and convenience. Users who are concerned about the time it takes to download graphics can choose from three modes, ranging from limited to full graphics.
Registration, Ordering and Customer Service
A short registration process allows immediate access to Music Boulevard. Once inside the store, purchases are made by credit card, which can be submitted online through a secure Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. , via an 800 number or via fax. All CDs and cassettes are discounted. There is nominal charge for shipping and handling and selections are delivered in three to five days. Knowledgeable staff members provide customer support through an 800 number, e-mail, phone, fax or regular mail.
Music Boulevard is a division of Telebase Systems, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Wayne, PA. Founded in 1984, Telebase develops customized information services which are marketed to over 4 million people by 25 networks worldwide, including CompuServe Information Service (company) CompuServe Information Service - (CIS) One of the services run by CompuServe Corporation. CIS provides a wide variety of information and services, including bulletin boards, on-line conferencing, business news, sports and weather, financial transactions, electronic mail, , AT&T EasyLink, GEnie, and NIFTY-Serve (Japan). Direct service is available through public networks and the Internet.
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