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News Release
May 17th, 2001

Get the freedom of MP3 with MusicMatch Jukebox Deluxe 6.0
Powerful New Features Allow Users To Play, Organise, Find And Record Complete Personal Music Collections.
LONDON, England - 17th May 2001 MusicMatch Jukebox™ Deluxe 6.0, the latest version of the world's most popular retail music software, is now available in the UK. Distributed exclusively in the UK by MediaGold, MusicMatch Jukebox Deluxe 6.0 has an RRP of £29.99 including VAT and is available from selected retail outlets now.

"MusicMatch has been consistently voted the no.1 PC Jukebox retail software and this latest version comes with even more bells and whistles," says Jo Wood, Chief Executive Officer, MediaGold UK. "It is so easy to use and also delivers the first personalised MP3 radio service, allowing music fans to just sit back and enjoy their favourite music."

MusicMatch Jukebox Deluxe 6.0 offers a suite of new features, including MusicMatch Radio, a new MP3 radio service that works for individual fans based on personal music tastes. The MusicMatch music personalisation system delivers a variety of unique ways to create and share customised stations based on favourite artists, moods and individual listening tastes.

MusicMatch Jukebox Deluxe 6.0 also offers a variety of enhanced features such as giving music fans the ability to get closer to their favourite artists by accessing more than 100,000 free downloads of the most popular music and video content in the MusicMatch Guide, desktop wallpaper that changes dynamically to showcase the album cover art displayed in the MusicMatch Jukebox media window, and the ability to print custom CD labels and CD jewel-case covers. MusicMatch Jukebox Deluxe 6.0 also comes with 65 free MP3s from eMusic, Epitonic and Vitaminic, as well as a blank CD-R disk from Verbatim- everything music fans need to jump start their digital music collections.

New features in MusicMatch Jukebox 6.0

  • Personalized MP3 - MusicMatchRadio
  • My Station is the default station that creates a personal station for the listener with a unique selection of hits and new singles based on listening habits
  • Listeners can easily e-mail their favourite MusicMatch Radio stations to friends

Customised stations

  • Station Match enables listeners to create custom stations by choosing from a mix of favourite genres and formats, like R&B, Country and 80s Hits
  • Artist Match allows music fans to create custom stations based on favourite artists, and they'll hear great music from that artist as well as that of similar artists

High-quality music experience

  • 18 professionally programmed, popular-genre stations available for music fans to personalise and experience
  • Proprietary file buffering ensures no waiting or drop-outs during songs
  • While listening to music, users can view online artist and song information

A sleek, new interface, including clear icons, enables easy selection of commands

  • Prominent Player buttons allow users easy access to key Playlist features
  • Open/Save/Clear - Quickly open, save and clear Playlists in the Playlist window
  • CD-R - Instantly access CD burning feature
  • Shuffle/Repeat/Replay - Easily change Playlist order

The "Getting Started Guide," provides music fans with helpful pointers to get the most out of MusicMatch Jukebox

File, Radio and CD Playlist tabs enable easy access to the most-used areas of the jukebox

The new scalable Media Window design gives users easy scroll through visualizations, music videos and cover art, at the touch of a button

MusicMatch Wallpaper integrates album cover art into the listener's desktop that changes with each new song, enhancing the entire music experience

System requirements
Pentium 200 or better. 32Mb RAM. 50Mb Hard Drive space. 4x CD-Rom. Soundcard.

Pricing and availability
Distributed exclusively in the UK and Europe by MediaGold, MusicMatch Jukebox™ Deluxe 6.0 is available in retail outlets now at a RRP of £29.99 incl. VAT. For further information, contact MediaGold on +44 (0) 20 7221 4600.

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® 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. All other brand names, product names or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About MediaGold
MediaGold International manages the development of consumer and business software (and associated products). With offices in London, Munich and Paris, MediaGold has over 15 years' experience providing business development services on a pan-European and International basis, to clients such as Intuit, Prima Books and Macmillan Software throughout retail, e-tail, corporate, OEM, distribution, re-publishing, catalogue and direct sales channels.

Reviews
If you would like a review copy, please contact Mary Burtt at Platform on 020 8964 9149 (mary@platformpr.com)