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OnlineRock Producing Compilation CD to Promote Member Bands
Disc to Highlight Talented Artists Offering Downloadable Music for Sale

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 4, 2000 –OnlineRock, a Web community giving musicians, music professionals and fans free tools and services to promote their music, will soon begin production of a compilation CD featuring OnlineRock artists. OnlineRock will distribute hundreds of the CDs to industry professionals, members of the press and other interested parties. Bands whose songs appear on the compilation will each receive 50 CDs to distribute at will.

The purpose of the compilation is twofold: to provide another promotional venue for member bands and artists, and to emphasize to both the general public as well as musician community that a growing number of artists are starting to sell their music in downloadable format on the Web. OnlineRock will consider songs for the compilation from any band that registers to build its free Web site at OnlineRock, and uploads three songs to its OnlineRock music store.

"We are trying to catalyze the awareness of digital music, not only among music fans and consumers, but also musicians themselves," said Steve Beck, president of OnlineRock. "The compilation CD will be a great way to showcase some of the artists selling downloadable music at OnlineRock."

15 songs from various artists will be included. The liner notes will include a short bio on each band along with the Web address of their OnlineRock site and store. OnlineRock lets any artist sell downloadable songs for $1.49, with the artist receiving $1.00 for every download.

About OnlineRock
OnlineRock is an online music community with free tools and services for musicians, music professionals and music fans. OnlineRock makes it easy for bands and musicians to promote, distribute and sell their music online. The site provides free Web building and hosting services, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and editorial content of interest to musicians and music enthusiasts alike. Founded in 1999, OnlineRock is based in Palo Alto, Calif.

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