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MUSICBLITZ SIGNS DEAL WITH KOCH INTERNATIONAL FOR LAND-BASED RETAIL DISTRIBUTION OF ALBUMS AND COMPILATION CDs

KOCH to Distribute New Albums from The Presidents, The Wailing Souls and a REGGAEBLITZ All-Star Compilation

LOS ANGELES-June 26, 2000- MUSICBLITZ, a music and technology company that funds artists to record exclusive new music and video content for online and offline distribution, has inked a deal with KOCH International to distribute MUSICBLITZ's albums and compilation CDs. MUSICBLITZ is one of the first companies to offer free MP3 downloads from its entire artist roster and distribute its music through land-based retail stores. KOCH International is the largest independent distributor of music in North America.

This distribution deal enables MUSICBLITZ to maintain its competitive edge by giving consumers the ability to download promotional music for free online and purchase new albums at retail. MUSICBLITZ is using the Internet to generate greater exposure for its artists while sustaining its business with revenues generated from other distribution channels.

Initially, KOCH will distribute a REGGAEBLITZ All-Star compilation and new albums from the Grammy-award winning artists Wailing Souls and multi-platinum selling band The Presidents (formerly The Presidents of the United States of America). The REGGAEBLITZ compilation - featuring 16 exclusive new songs from Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest, Black Uhuru, Andrew Tosh and others - and the Wailing Souls' album will be available in stores on July 11, 2000. The Presidents' album will hit store shelves in September 2000.

In addition to bricks-and-mortar retail and the Internet, MUSICBLITZ also has deals in place to distribute its exclusive music and video content over commercial FM radio, wireless networks and broadband networks. These distribution channels tie together to create broader awareness for consumers and to give artists new ways to reach their fans.

"MUSICBLITZ's strengths are the caliber of our artist roster and the way we support artists with fully integrated online and offline promotion and distribution," said Kevin Nakao, founder and CEO of MUSICBLITZ. "It is extremely difficult for new record labels and music companies to secure distribution agreements with the major independent distributors, but KOCH recognized that MUSICBLITZ is using the Internet and other distribution channels to complement, rather than compete with land-based retail sales efforts."

"MUSICBLITZ has accumulated an impressive roster of established artists and an experienced in-house management and support team that knows how to work an album to retail," added Michael Rosenberg, senior vice president of KOCH International. "We believe this partnership will be very successful for MUSICBLITZ and KOCH, consumers and the artists over the long term."

MUSICBLITZ's artist catalog spans a variety of musical genres, including rock, hip-hop, electronica, reggae, blues, punk, R&B, country and heavy metal. Some of the artists who have recorded exclusive new music for MUSICBLITZ include Aimee Mann, Mudhoney, Shabba Ranks, Taj Mahal, The Presidents, Wayne Kramer, Maxi Priest, Motorhead, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Ricky Bell, Kool Keith, John Doe, Andrew Tosh, Mother Superior (Rollins Band), Black Uhuru, Wailing Souls, Biohazard, Dee Dee Ramone and Pere Ubu.

About MUSICBLITZ
MUSICBLITZ is a music and technology company that creates exclusive music and video content from established artists for online and offline distribution. Launched in January 2000, MUSICBLITZ has compiled an exclusive catalog of original music and video from more than 100 well-known artists, including Grammy-winning and platinum-selling acts. MUSICBLITZ was also the first company to introduce several Web-based product/service innovations, in addition to building an extensive online and offline marketing and distribution network. Based in Los Angeles, MUSICBLITZ is privately held with investments from the H&Q Global Alliance Technology Fund, Technology Partner's Venture Capital and Ritek.

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