LOS ANGELES, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Napster(R), a division of Roxio
(Nasdaq: ROXI), today announced that it has appointed Michelle Santosuosso as
VP of artist and label relations, a new position created to ensure the service
maintains its leadership position in music programming. Santosuosso brings a
wealth of radio and record company experience to Napster and will be
responsible for managing and developing Napster's label and artist
relationships, overseeing NapsterLive, the service's exclusive in-house
recording sessions, and creating new opportunities for artists with Napster.
Santosuosso will report to Glenn Kaino, Napster's chief creative officer.
"Michelle has a stellar reputation in the music industry for creating
unique programming featuring cutting-edge content and for her unique ability
to always be a step ahead of industry trends," said Glenn Kaino, Napster's
CCO. "We have no doubt Michelle will continue her record of success here at
Napster and will help push the service even farther ahead of our competitors
on the music programming front."
Santosuosso has over a decade of experience in the music industry. As VP
of crossover music for J Records, she worked directly with Clive Davis and was
involved in breaking Alicia Keys. She also spent two years as A&R director
for RCA Records and served as crossover music editor for HITS Magazine. Most
recently, Santosuosso has been earning a reputation as a music programming
leader through her concurrent work as program director at KHHT-Los Angeles and
national director, rhythm music for Clear Channel. Her other radio station
stints include positions at KMEL, KKBT and KZZP, where she worked with Darcy
Fulmer, Napster's senior music consultant.
Napster(R), the world's most recognized brand in online music, enables
fans to freely sample the world's largest and most diverse online collection
of music, featuring over half a million songs. The revolutionary, easy-to-use
interface allows users to quickly and easily download tracks, transfer songs
to portable devices or burn them to CDs for just 99 cents per track or $9.95
per album. In addition to the free online magazine, Billboard charts, music
videos, song clips and the ability to email tracks to friends and browse other
members' collections, serious music fans have the added option to upgrade to a
premium service that offers unlimited listening and downloading, over 50
commercial-free radio stations and a collection of interactive play lists and
community features, all for just $9.95 a month. Napster is a division of
Roxio, Inc., (Nasdaq: ROXI), the Digital Media Company, provider of the
best-selling digital media software in the world.
For further information, please contact Dana Harris of Napster,
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