ADI Spearheads Online Music Education by Selling eJamming Licenses to Music Educators & Students

eJamming Brings One-of-a-Kind Capabilities to Distance Learning; Allows Music Teachers and Students to Play Together Online, in Real Time

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 18, 2006 -- Academic Distributing, Inc. (ADI), one of the nation's largest specialty distributors of software, hardware and books, today announced an agreement with eJamming, Inc. to sell eJamming Studio 1.5 subscriptions at a substantial discount to the academic community.

eJamming is the first and only software application and online service that enables musicians to find, network and play music online with one another in real time, facilitating music education, collaboration and social networking over the Internet. Under the terms of the agreement, ADI's top 2,500 resellers will sell eJamming annual subscriptions to members of the academic community -- faculty and students at high schools, colleges and universities -- at a discounted price of $120, or one-third off the regular annual fee of $180.

"eJamming has enormous application in music education and great potential as a learning tool for teachers and students at all levels," said Katie McVey, director of Business Development, ADI. ADI currently offers a wide range of music technology to the academic community.

Using eJamming Studio 1.5, musicians can plug their MIDI-enabled digital instruments -- keyboards, guitars, bass guitars, drum kits and wind controllers -- into their computers' USB port, and connect and play with up to seven other musicians in real time and totally in sync. eJamming's Voice-Over-IP allows users to chat with one another during eJamming sessions. Adding webcams allows them to see each other.

"I've never seen anything like eJamming. They've thought of everything," commented noted music teacher George Litterst during a recent cross-country eJamming session. "It's a remarkable tool for both collaborative performance and long-distance learning." Litterst's expertise is often relied upon in the music products industry.

"Real-time, in-sync connectivity expands the possibilities of any music-teaching approach. The only limit is the teacher's imagination," said Gail Kantor, CEO of eJamming. "We're seeing the genesis of a new teaching culture, and ADI is spearheading it. Plus, there's a 'cool factor' to eJamming that will inspire students after class to connect and study together. We know that playing together reinforces their lessons."

About ADI:

In business since 1989, Academic Distributing, Inc. (ADI) is the only U.S. distributor focused solely on delivering computing products to the education market. ADI is well-known to education resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada for its strong customer-oriented support for campus stores and off-campus resellers. With almost 10,000 software and hardware items in stock, ADI provides supply-chain services for its 130 manufacturers and network of more than 2,500 resellers.

About eJamming:

eJamming Studio 1.5 is the only multi-player online communication and collaboration technology that synchronizes music-making, allowing musicians using MIDI-enabled digital instruments to play together in real time -- with anyone, anywhere in the world. For more details, visit

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