Liquid Audio Adds IBM Technology For Internet Music Delivery in Japan

Liquid Audio Japan Licenses IBM EMMS For Multi-Format Liquid Music Distribution Services

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif - 27 Jun 2000: -- Liquid Audio, Inc. (Nasdaq: LQID), a leading provider of software and services for the Internet delivery of music, today announced that Liquid Audio Japan, Inc. has licensed the Electronic Media Management System (EMMS) from IBM Japan, Ltd. Liquid Audio Japan will deploy the EMMS distribution system alongside the Liquid(TM) Music Distribution System to offer multi-format music distribution services. As a result, Liquid Audio Japan will provide encoding, hosting and distribution services in both the Liquid Audio and EMMS formats.

Liquid Audio's digital music distribution services enable labels and content owners worldwide to control the flow of music from the point of creation to retail delivery. The Liquid Music Distribution System, which serves as the backbone for Liquid Audio's global distribution network, integrates Liquid Audio's digital music authoring, management, hosting, DRM, clearinghouse, distribution and reporting technologies with 3rd-party codecs, DRMs and clearinghouses.

"Liquid Audio Japan's digital distribution services will leverage multiple music delivery technologies to make it easy for artists, labels and retailers to promote and sell secure digital music to consumers over the Internet," said Chiaki Konagai, vice president of Liquid Audio Japan, Inc. "By expanding the range of delivery technologies we support, Liquid Audio Japan can provide customers with increased flexibility and choice for digital music distribution and simplify the user experience for consumers."

"The deployment of EMMS by Liquid Audio Japan, a leading Internet music distributor, will add momentum to the digital content delivery market movement occurring in Japan," said Kimihiro Indoh, director of Communications Sector at IBM Japan. "Together, IBM Japan and Liquid Audio Japan will provide the security features, software and services major Japanese record labels require to distribute their music online."

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