MusicNet Partners With J. River to Provide Integrated Solution for Its Forthcoming Next-Generation Digital Media Platform

Customizable White-Label Media Platform to Support Digital Music and Movie Services


New York, Nov. 28, 2005 /PRNewswire/ --  MusicNet, the world's leading business-to-business digital music service provider today announced that it has entered into a partnership with J. River, Inc., a multimedia software solutions provider and the developer of J. River MEDIA CENTER software, to integrate their technology into the Company's forthcoming next-generation turnkey white-label media platform.

MusicNet's forthcoming next-generation media platform will provide music and video content in a variety of ways, including downloads, streaming and subscriptions. In addition, the platform will support Microsoft's Windows Media and be compatible with all portable media devices that are certified with Microsoft's "PlaysForSure" standards. J. River contributes enabling technology to enhance the user experience of discovering, personalizing and enjoying digital entertainment. Additional details about MusicNet's next-generation media platform will be announced in the coming months.

"As MusicNet continues to grow and broaden the depth of its services, we have been focusing our resources on creating an exciting new digital entertainment platform for our distribution partners that will enable them to offer an array of accessible, highly compelling content," said Alan McGlade, CEO of MusicNet. "We are very pleased to partner with J. River and integrate their technology into our next-generation platform and look forward to formally introducing it in 2006."

Jim Hillegass, CEO, added, "J. River has been a pioneer and leader in delivering multimedia entertainment to desktop PC's in the connected home. We're pleased that MusicNet chose J. River to deliver the consumer application for this exciting new service."

J. River and MusicNet invite interested parties to contact them directly for more information.

About MusicNet
MusicNet is the world's leading business-to-business digital music service provider. The top U.S. and global consumer brands private label MusicNet's comprehensive suite of digital music services. MusicNet enables its partners to offer their customers a fully customized experience, including the ability to buy music downloads and subscriptions, choose from more the industry's largest catalog of licensed music, explore engaging editorial programming and enjoy an easy-to-use interface. Headquartered in New York, MusicNet is wholly-owned by Baker Capital, a New York-based private equity firm with $1.5 billion under management. For more information, please visit

About J. River
J. River, a software developer, builds digital delivery solutions for corporate partners. This includes streaming, downloading, subscriptions of audio and video content, handheld device support and Digital Rights Management. For more information about J. River's media products, visit Contact e-mail, or call 612.677.8200.

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