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9/27/2005

 
eMusic Launches TVT Catalog

World's No. 1 Independent Music Service Partners With the World's Preeminent Independent Label

- Celebrated Hip-Hop and Indie Rock Superlabel Makes Available on eMusic Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Default, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull, and Ambulance LTD -

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- eMusic, the world's No. 1 independent music service, selling more than 2.4 million tracks monthly, today announced a landmark partnership with TVT Records, one of the world's most innovative independent labels, which includes eMusic licensing more than 2,800 tracks from some 200 albums. With four of the top ten independent albums in the last year -- and at one point simultaneously holding the top three spots on Billboard's Independent Albums chart -- TVT Records is recognized by Soundscan and Billboard Magazine as the nation's No. 1 independent label.

Among the TVT artists launching on eMusic are chart toppers including Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Default, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull, Sevendust as well as emerging artists like Ambulance LTD, Teedra Moses and Towers of London. In its 20-year history, TVT has been on the industry's cutting edge introducing to the world such impact artists as Nine Inch Nails, Underworld and Ja Rule. TVT Records provides the credibility and focus of an indie and the marketing and distribution power of a major while priding itself on grass roots artist development.

"We are very proud to associate eMusic, the number one independent music service with TVT, which is unquestionably the number one independent label," said David Pakman, CEO of eMusic and a managing director of Dimensional Associates, the private equity arm of JDS Capital that owns eMusic, The Orchard and Dimensional Music Publishing. "TVT has consistently broken important new musical ground, explored musical styles and business models long considered anathema to traditional labels, and defined the independent spirit so essential to growing the music business. The addition of TVT's catalog significantly expands the richness and breadth of our offerings. Nowhere else but eMusic can one find this caliber of artists at the price points we offer -- and in a universally compatible MP3 format."

About eMusic

eMusic (http://www.emusic.com/) stands alone as the only digital music service that is 100% focused on serving the needs of independent music fans and independent labels. Delivering more than 2.4 million downloads each month, eMusic is among the top digital music services, offering a diverse catalog of 750,000 tracks from established and emerging artists in every genre from the world's top independent labels. eMusic was not only the first service to sell songs and albums in the popular MP3 format, it was the first company to launch a digital music subscription service. Unlike other services that severely restrict portability, eMusic allows members complete flexibility to burn CDs, transfer to MP3 devices and make multiple copies for personal use. eMusic also offers access to exclusive recordings from eMusicLive's network of premier music venues across the country. eMusic subscription plans start at $9.99 per month for 40 downloads. A free trial is available to all new users. Based in New York and San Diego, eMusic is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.

NOTE: eMusic is a registered trademark and eMusic.com is a trademark of eMusic.com Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About TVT Records

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in New York City, TVT Records is the nation's No. 1 independent record company as cited by Billboard and Soundscan. In its 20-year history TVT has been on the industry's cutting edge introducing to the world such impact artists as Nine Inch Nails, Underworld and Ja Rule. Notable current successes include Lil' Jon & The East Side Boys, Default, Pitbull, The Ying Yang Twins and Ambulance LTD.

A leader in music delivery on the Internet, TVT's pioneering efforts to nurture the digital marketplace have been marked by the still unprecedented offering of their entire catalog of music and video for free timed-out digital download from http://www.tvtrecords.com/ since the fall of 1999. The label's strategic partnerships with leading digital music and content providers have put it on the cutting edge of the evolving music market online.

eMusic Contacts:
Andy Morris / Justin Kazmark
Andy Morris and Company
(212) 561-7465 / (212) 561-7466
andy@amc-pr.com / justin@amc-pr.com

TVT Records Contact:
Jason Consoli
TVT Records
212-979-6410
jason@tvtrecords.com

Source: eMusic

CONTACT: Andy Morris, +1-212-561-7465, andy@amc-pr.com, or Justin
Kazmark, +1-212-561-7466, justin@amc-pr.com, both of Andy Morris and Company,
for eMusic; or Jason Consoli of TVT Records, +1-212-979-6410,
jason@tvtrecords.com

Web site: http://www.emusic.com/
http://www.tvtrecords.com/




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