Slacker Finalizes Deals With Major Labels Slacker Announces Agreements With EMI Music, Universal Music Group and

Warner Music Group to Extend Personal Radio Experience



    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today announced
 agreements with the major labels EMI Music, Universal Music Group and
 Warner Music Group to make the labels' content available to listeners on
 the Slacker Personal Radio service. Slacker, which previously announced a
 similar agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, now has agreements
 with all four major labels that enable listeners to choose from a vast
 catalog of artists to play on their personal radio stations wherever they
 are.
     Including extensive digital music catalogs from EMI Music, SONY BMG,
 Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group will give Slacker listeners
 access to a deep catalog of music to create personalized stations based on
 genre or favorite artists. As part of the agreement, Slacker listeners can
 transfer their personalized stations to Slacker Portable Players with a
 single click and automatically refresh them via Wi-Fi or over USB.
     "Slacker is about enabling music lovers to play personalized radio
 everywhere they go," said Dennis Mudd, CEO of Slacker. "These agreements
 allow us to provide truly portable personalized radio for the first time,
 in a structure that fairly compensates artists, labels and the entire music
 ecosystem."
     Slacker Personal Radio enables listeners to create, edit and share
 their own stations or personalize over 100 professionally programmed
 stations. Slacker customers also have easy access to artist profiles, album
 reviews and cover art within the Slacker Web Player, Desktop Radio and on
 the Slacker Portable.
     "Universal Music Group is pleased to partner with Slacker," stated Rio
 Caraeff, Executive Vice President of eLabs, the company's new media and
 technologies division. "Slacker's service is designed for consumers who
 value the ability to explore a wide variety of music across many genres,
 and provides us with another great promotional opportunity to connect our
 artists with their fans."
     "Slacker is an exciting new music discovery experience because it
 offers consumers choice, portability and community," said Lauren Berkowitz,
 Senior Vice President of Digital for EMI Music North America. "We are
 delighted to make our artists' music available to fans through Slacker."
     "We are excited by the Slacker service and the potential value it
 offers consumers and copyright holders," said Michael Nash, Senior Vice
 President, Digital Strategy and Business Development for Warner Music
 Group. "Today's consumer has a plethora of music channels and services to
 choose from, and Slacker brings discovery, choice, mobility and community
 to the music experience while compensating record labels and artists for
 their works."
     The Slacker Personal Radio online experience is available for free
 today in beta at http://www.slacker.com and is coming soon on Slacker
 Portable Players. Slacker Basic Radio is advertising supported and will
 remain free for customers to use on the web, Slacker Desktop Radio and
 Slacker Portables. Slacker Premium Radio, which will offer additional
 features, is also coming soon.
     About Slacker, Inc.
     Slacker is the world's first Personal Radio company, providing a new
 kind of radio that enables consumers to play highly personalized music
 everywhere. Visit http://www.slacker.com to start listening today.
     Slacker and Slacker.com are trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other
 registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their
 respective owners.
     Media Contact:
     Anders Steele
     FortyThree, Inc.
     831.239.0960
     slacker@fortythreepr.com
 
 

SOURCE Slacker, Inc.

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