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Internet Pioneers Align to Create Music Megastore with $0.79 Singles

Aliso Viejo, California, UNITED STATES

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- today announced that it will be rebranded as BuyMusic at The integration of BuyMusic into makes more music available for purchase than ever before - with over 400,000 songs starting as low as $0.79 and the Top 100 digital singles now for only $0.79 each. In addition to offering an increased selection of music, the integration enables customers to purchase electronics, DVDs, CDs, and music downloads in a single basket for added convenience.

"We are proud to announce that customers can access the BuyMusic digital music store at It's the perfect combination of service and selection! Now you can buy your Digital Music Player and your digital music in the same shopping basket," said Doug Marrs,'s VP of Merchandising & Sales. "And with this new addition to, we believe that our customers will have access to the Internet's largest catalog of physical and digital pre-recorded music at the lowest prices," he continued.

According to Elizabeth Brooks, BuyMusic's Senior Vice President of Business Development, "BuyMusic has been an innovator in structuring label promotions, including new artist development programs. Currently BuyMusic is working with Atlantic Records on a groundbreaking promotion giving away music from new rocker John Gregory - the first time the WEA labels have given away free music on the Web in order to break an artist."

"The digital music business is still a nascent industry. Every day is a building process, and a process of educating the customer and refining the business model," Brooks said. "We're excited about the success that we've had thus far and the positive changes we've made to the website and service. Millions of dedicated customers will give BuyMusic a great opportunity to reach a wider audience," she continued.

Here are the current Top 10 downloads at BuyMusic. All of the songs on the Top 100 downloads list are priced at $0.79 each:

 1.  "Tipsy"                    by J-Kwon
 2.  "This Love"                by Maroon 5
 3.  "The Reason"               by Hoobastank
 4.  "Hey Ya!"                  by Outkast
 5.  "Someday"                  by Nickelback
 6.  "Toxic"                    by Britney Spears
 7.  "My Band"                  by D-12
 8.  "The Way You Move"         by Outkast
 9.  "I Don't Wanna Know"       by Mario Winans
 10. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet

About is one of the world's largest legal music download stores for the country's 150 million PC users, offering more songs at a lower price than any other legal music website. The Aliso Viejo, California-based, a wholly owned subsidiary of, is available to anyone with a PC and Windows Media Player (a free download at For more information, please visit: ( or call 1-800-BUYMUSIC.

About, The Internet Superstore(tm), offers its over 6 million customers more than 1.5 million products in a range of categories including computer hardware and software, electronics, cellular products and services, music, DVDs, books, toys and more. Individuals and businesses can shop quickly and easily at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. was named one of the Top 50 web sites in 2002 and 2003 by Internet Retailer, the top performing site on Gomez Inc.'s E-Holiday Shopping 2002 Index in the music, electronics and books category (December 2002), "Best Overall Place To Buy Mobile Devices" (January 2002), "Best E-Commerce Site" by PC World magazine (June 2001), "Best Overall Place To Buy" by Computer Shopper Magazine (January 2001), a "Best of the Web" in the computer and electronics category by Forbes Magazine (spring 2000 and fall 2000), and the No. 1 electronics e-tailer in the PowerRankings by Forrester Research, Inc. (November 2000)., founded in June 1997, is located in Aliso Viejo, California. For more information, visit: ( and The Internet Superstore(tm) are trademarks of, Inc.


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