Free MP3 with download of MusicMatch Jukebox 5
Newswire, 2000-03-13 & MusicMatch Offer Free MP3 Albums From Bush, Elvis Costello, They Might Be Giants, Tom Waits, The Violent Femmes, Sounds of Blackness, Loop Guru & More

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MusicMatch Jukebox 5.0 From - Offering CD-quality MP3 Recording at Up to 320 KBPS, Tuned Recommendation Engine and Integrated CD-R Support

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. (Nasdaq: EMUS), the Internet's leading seller of downloadable music, today announced a special promotion with MusicMatch, makers of the award-winning MusicMatch Jukebox(TM) software. Starting today for a limited time, digital music fans who download the free new version of MusicMatch 5.0 from will get to select one free downloadable MP3 album from some of's most popular artists.


Free MP3 album choices include:
-- Elvis Costello's greatest hits package, "The Very Best of Elvis Costello & The Attractions"
-- The Violent Femmes' live hits album, "Viva Wisconsin"
-- BUSH's multi-platinum debut, "Sixteen Stone"
-- Tom Waits' recent Grammy Award-winner, "Mule Variations"
-- They Might Be Giants' best-of release, "Severe Tire Damage"
-- Sounds Of Blackness' masterfully inspirational urban crossover, "Reconciliation"
-- Loop Guru's infectious and enchanting tribal groove, "Duniya"
-- Willie Dixon's seminal classic, "Working On The Blues, Vol. 1"

"MusicMatch and are both focused on making the downloadable music experience easier and more enjoyable for music fans," said Steve Grady, vice president of marketing for "With the new version of MusicMatch and one of these popular titles, this is a great way for fans to start or expand their MP3 collection -- for free. MusicMatch Jukebox 5.0 offers a powerful combination of CD-quality sound, multimedia-rich artist information, and the flexibility to easily manage your entire digital music library."

This promotion will end on March 31, 2000 or when 25,000 copies of MusicMatch have been downloaded from -- whichever occurs first. For more information, and to download a free copy of MusicMatch 5.0, please visit

About MusicMatch Jukebox 5.0

MusicMatch Jukebox is the world's first personal jukebox software. It lets users build extensive collections of CD-quality digital music downloaded from the Internet and recorded from music CDs, vinyl and cassette tapes.

MusicMatch Jukebox lets users organize all of their tracks in a digital music database on their PC, create custom playlists and play them on their PC in CD-quality. It is also the first jukebox software to offer personalized music recommendations to its users and an integrated Net Radio tuner. MusicMatch Jukebox is one of the world's most popular audio software programs, downloaded by over one million people each month. It is currently bundled with a number of hardware devices, including Creative Labs' NOMAD portable MP3 players and Sound Blaster Live! sound cards, and with select Dell Dimension and HP Pavilion PCs.

About MusicMatch, Inc.

MusicMatch, Inc. ( develops digital audio software that lets people take control over how they access and listen to their music. The company's award-winning MusicMatch Jukebox software turns a PC into a powerful component of a user's stereo system. The company was incorporated in February 1997, and is headquartered in San Diego. Significant investors in MusicMatch include RedPoint Ventures and Thomson Multimedia Inc. Together with Fraunhofer IIS, Thomson was the co-developer of the MP3 technology and ranks No. 1 in the United States and No. 4 in Europe in sales of consumer electronics.

About is a Web site for sampling and purchasing music in the MP3 format, which has become the standard in the digital distribution of music. Through direct relationships with leading artists and exclusive licensing agreements with over 600 independent record labels, offers an expanding collection of over 85,000 tracks for purchase -- individual tracks for 99 cents each or entire downloadable albums for $8.99. features top artists in all musical genres, such as Alternative (Bush, Kid Rock, They Might Be Giants, Frank Black), Punk (Blink-182, The Offspring, Pennywise), Jazz (Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Concord Records), Blues (John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Buddy Guy), Hip Hop (Kool Keith, The Coup), Country (Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline), Rock (Phish, Elvis Costello, Goo Goo Dolls, David Crosby), World (Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Lee 'Scratch' Perry) and Vintage Pop (Liza Minnelli, Eartha Kitt, Judy Garland).

Since it was founded in January 1998, EMusic has established itself at the forefront of how music will be discovered, delivered and enjoyed in the next decade. In addition to having the Internet's largest catalog of downloadable MP3 music available for purchase, EMusic operates one of the most popular families of music-oriented Web sites -- including,, and IUMA. The company is based in Redwood City, California, with regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.

NOTE: EMUSIC is a registered trademark and EMUSIC.COM is a trademark of Inc. MusicMatch and MusicMatch Jukebox are trademarks of MusicMatch, Inc.

Any forward-looking statements contained in this release involve a number of uncertainties, risks and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to materially differ. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, those set forth in EMusic's S.E.C. reports.

 /CONTACT: Steve Curry of, 650-216-0278, or; or Wes Robinson of Golin Harris, 213-623-4200, or, for MusicMatch, Inc./ 08:03 EST