Napster Appoints Music Industry Veteran to Lead Artist and Label Relations

Mar 23, 2004, 00:00 ET from Napster

    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.
     About Napster
     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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