Liquid Audio Statement to U.S. Senate Committee on Online Entertainment And Copyright Law

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Liquid Audio, Inc.

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Liquid Audio, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LQID), a leading provider of software and services
 for Internet music delivery, today released its statement to the U.S. Senate
 Judiciary Committee on Online Entertainment and Copyright Law.  The statement
 is scheduled for April 3, 2001 in Washington, D.C.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990915/LQIDLOGO )
 
     Statement of Gerald W. Kearby
     President and Chief Executive Officer Liquid Audio, Inc.
 
     Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary On "Online
      Entertainment and Copyright Law: Coming Soon to a Digital Device Near
      You" April 3, 2001
 
     I.  Introduction
     Good morning Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee.  My
 name is Gerry Kearby and I am the Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Audio,
 Inc.  I would like to thank Chairman Hatch, Senator Leahy and the other
 members of the Judiciary Committee for the opportunity to appear before you
 today to speak about an important topic:  Online Entertainment and Copyright
 Law.  I am a co-founder of Liquid Audio and have spent my working life in the
 music business.  I began my 25-year music industry career playing in the
 United States Marine Corps band.  After that I was a sound engineer for bands
 such as the Grateful Dead, Diana Ross and the Jefferson Starship.  I was one
 of the first pioneers in the digital music industry when I built components
 for the first digital audio editing tools for LucasFilm Limited.  My partners
 and I formed Liquid Audio to provide a secure environment for the delivery of
 digital music over the Internet.
 
     II.  Liquid Audio
     Founded in 1996, Liquid Audio created and deployed the first, and most
 widely adopted solution for the secure delivery of digital music over the
 Internet.  Liquid Audio provides a complete end-to-end infrastructure to use
 the Internet as a low-cost environment to distribute copyrighted music.  This
 includes encoding, hosting, digital rights management (known as DRM),
 distribution, retail integration, consumer fulfillment, reporting services and
 payment of copyright royalties.
     Liquid Audio has been first in every key area of digital music delivery.
 Some major record labels use Liquid Audio for a limited amount of music
 released thus far -- a few hundred titles.  The majority of EMI online
 retailers have chosen Liquid Audio as their digital service provider.  The
 Liquid Audio DRM is one of the most widely used systems to protect music
 copyrights.  The Liquid Catalog of 150,000 independent record label tracks is
 the largest collection of secure independent music.  Finally, Microsoft named
 Liquid Audio "the key distribution channel for Windows Media content."
     Liquid Audio has a proven secure distribution system for the Internet
 marketplace that enables musicians, record labels and retailers to publish and
 securely distribute digital music to online consumers. Highlights of the
 Liquid Audio system include:
 
      -- 1,200 Record Labels -- Liquid Audio's secure distribution solution
         enables more than 13,000 artists from 1,200 independent record labels
         to securely distribute their digital music.
      -- Network of 1,000 Affiliates -- Liquid Audio's retail integration
         solution enables more than 1,000 affiliates, including retail Web
         sites such as Amazon, Best Buy, Billboard, CDNOW, Tower Records and
         Yahoo!, to promote and sell digital music to consumers.
      -- Over 200 Radio Stations -- Liquid Audio's radio promotion network
         coordinates the promotion and distribution of new record releases to
         200 radio station Web sites; in addition, our joint effort with R&R
         Music Meeting extends this reach to thousands of radio stations across
         the United States.
      -- Millions of Consumers -- Liquid Audio's consumer software enables the
         millions of consumers visiting the Web sites in our network to
         download and enjoy digital music.
 
     Liquid Audio's solution enables content owners to promote and sell their
 music in a variety of formats. Our Retail Integration and Fulfillment Systems
 (RIFFS) enables retail Web sites to sell music downloads from the
 150,000 track Liquid Catalog.  Liquid Audio also provides Liquid Player, a
 state-of-the-art consumer software application that enables users to preview,
 purchase, download, organize and export digital music in a secure environment.
 Finally, Liquid Audio's distribution platform is open and compatible with many
 formats and technologies including MP3, RealNetworks, AOL WinAmp, Microsoft
 Windows Media, Liquid Audio, Sony ATRAC3, AAC and Dolby Digital AC-3.
     Thus, Liquid Audio's digital music distribution system is a comprehensive,
 secure platform that is delivering music in a legitimate, user-friendly
 environment to millions of customers today.  Because it is open and scalable,
 Liquid Audio's system can enable existing users, and millions more users, to
 access the music they demand while satisfying the needs of artists and labels
 to provide for security and compensation.
     Knowing we could not build an industry alone, in 1998 Liquid Audio became
 a founding Board Member of the Digital Media Association (DiMA), a trade
 organization of more than seventy member companies that provide legitimate,
 copyright-compliant music and audio-visual services for consumers, creators
 and business partners.
 
     III.  Digital Music Security
     The primary challenge is balancing security with ease of use.  Consumers
 will be driven to illegitimate channels by overly strict controls and
 complicated procedures.  Since our founding, we have listened to and worked
 closely with artists, writers, publishers, record labels, retailers and
 consumers.  Liquid Audio has been successful in developing a user-friendly
 system.  Our four-part digital music security solution protects music on the
 Internet today.  Those four parts are:
 
      1.  Copy Control.  Liquid Audio's system enforces usage rules set by
          content owners that mandate how consumers can use their content,
          including rules on the number of secure copies, exports to devices
          and time-outs.
      2.  Distribution Management.  Secure protocols protect all parts of the
          Liquid Audio distribution system to prevent unauthorized acquisition
          of content as it moves from publishing through Internet distribution,
          downloading and reporting.  Liquid Audio has also developed and
          deployed a territory management system that ensures compliance with
          international licensing obligations.
      3.  Usage Tracking.  Liquid Audio is able to uniquely identify each piece
          of music.  Liquid Audio can embed indelible and inaudible DRM
          information into the audio waveform as a watermark or in digital
          files as an encrypted header.  The embedded information identifies
          and tracks audio usage and cannot be removed without destroying the
          recorded music.
      4.  Royalty Payments.  Liquid Audio's reporting system enables both the
          timely and accurate accounting for music use, and the distribution of
          corresponding royalties to creators and content owners.
 
     Liquid Audio's digital music security system is flexible. It allows
 artists and labels a variety of security options when delivering music; it
 also allows users a variety of options when consuming the music.
     Liquid Audio's digital music security system has been tested and
 approved -- it is in use today by thousands of companies.  EMI Recorded
 Music's CEO, Ken Berry, said:  "We have elected to include Liquid Audio's
 digital download format and software in our trial because it allows us to
 offer our music securely and at a very high quality, using an easy online
 purchasing process."
     In addition to our retail network, some 1,200 record labels from majors to
 independents including Atlantic, Artemis, Capital, MCA, Zomba and edel AG, and
 artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Dave Matthews Band, Don Henley and Aimee Mann,
 use the Liquid Audio digital music security system.  Finally, Liquid Audio's
 security systems are embedded in many consumer music products.
     Security is not a barrier to supplying all the music consumers want on the
 Internet.  Today, Liquid Audio provides a proven digital music security system
 in use by major labels, independent labels, music retailers and consumer
 product companies.
 
     IV.  The Internet Music "Problem"
     Over the last several months I have been dismayed and frustrated by the
 extraordinary traction in the marketplace and public attention awarded to
 companies that do not respect the law, and do not respect the copyrights of
 creators and producers.  I am dismayed because it is difficult to compete with
 companies that have seemingly unlimited resources combined with disrespect for
 the law.  But, I am as frustrated with the response of the copyright owners in
 litigating rather than competing.  That response has been detrimental to
 themselves, to the recording artists and to otherwise trusted partners such as
 Liquid Audio.
     As a result of Napster, tens of millions of consumers -- who otherwise
 would have been willing to pay a fair price for quality online music -- have
 been conditioned to obtain music for free.  Creators and producers of music
 and other entertainment products have been forced to expend enormous resources
 to defend their copyrights.  This has diverted their attention and resources
 away from legitimate partners such as Liquid Audio that can help develop the
 ultimate marketplace weapon -- competitive alternatives.
     It is hard to blame millions of consumers for obtaining compelling music
 that is easily accessible and free.  Some may find their actions unlawful, but
 the judicial system would be overwhelmed -- and artists' fans would become
 their enemies -- if creators used the law as their only weapon.  Liquid Audio
 proposes a competitive marketplace solution.  Napster has proven there is a
 market.  Now the rest of us must work collaboratively to compete.  In addition
 to litigating where appropriate, creators and record labels must turn to their
 trusted partners for assistance -- not only Liquid Audio but also several
 other trusted partners, including our technology company competitors.
 
     V.  The Internet Music Solution -- The Content
     Liquid Audio's digital music distribution system not only respects the
 copyright rules and protects the content, but also provides an attractive
 environment for Internet users to legitimately experience and acquire music.
 Although Liquid Audio was the first, there are now a number of other
 companies, not present here today, that are fully prepared to provide these
 secure services and have devoted themselves to the same effort.  The stage is
 set for a competitive marketplace that will serve the needs of music fans,
 artists and their record companies.
     Why, then, are tens of millions of users turning to unauthorized sites on
 the Internet to obtain digital music?  The answer is simple.  The music most
 people want is not available for purchase through legitimate Web sites.  The
 good news is that millions and millions of consumers are excited about digital
 music.  But those consumers must be attracted to legitimate Web sites.
     Liquid Audio is optimistic that the current marketplace can be changed.
 Now, it is incumbent upon all of us to demonstrate that copyright can be
 respected and music can be made accessible in every format, in every home, in
 every car and on every portable device.  We do not believe that all, or even
 the vast majority of, users of illegitimate music download systems are
 "cybershoplifters" at heart.  We believe consumers will embrace and pay for
 services that are legitimate, reasonably priced and easy to use.  Online
 resellers using a secure online system such as Liquid Audio's can attract
 consumers to their sites and provide a legitimate Internet digital music
 experience.
     This cannot happen unless all the music that the consumers want is made
 available, including the rich and varied catalogs of the major and independent
 record labels.  Defining price points and business models in an open and
 competitive marketplace is never easy, and there will always be Napster
 progeny that promote taking rather than purchasing.  But, with the assistance
 of this Committee in encouraging record labels and content owners to work with
 all participants who add value to the music industry, fans will remain loyal
 and the music economy will grow for all legitimate participants.
 
     VI.  Conclusion
     Liquid Audio is optimistic that the current unfortunate state of affairs
 can be reversed.  The Ninth Circuit has ruled.  Now we must show our fellow
 citizens they can respect copyright while acquiring the music they want, when
 they want it, where they want it, and how they want it.  Liquid Audio stands
 ready to provide those services. But we can only provide the music consumers
 want if all music -- and not just a token sample -- is made available by the
 copyright holders on reasonable licensing terms.
     We appreciate the efforts of the members of this Committee, and their
 encouraging remarks that record labels and content owners should work with all
 of the legitimate participants in the online music community to create a
 secure and competitive marketplace.
     The problem before us does not involve a failure of the copyright system,
 but a failure in the marketplace.  It is time to address this failure before
 the damage is irreversible.  We look forward to further encouragement from
 this Committee and other members of Congress to make the dream of widespread
 legitimate online delivery of digital music a reality.  This effort will help
 the entire music industry.  It will also satisfy the innumerable music fans
 who are excited about the digital delivery of music but have not been able to
 find a broad and deep online music experience that offers them legitimacy and
 value.
     Thank you for this opportunity to testify today.
 
     Liquid Audio, Inc. is a leading provider of software and services for the
 digital delivery of music over the Internet.  The Liquid Audio solution gives
 musicians, record labels, Web sites and music retailers the ability to
 publish, syndicate and securely sell recorded music online with copy
 protection and copyright management.  Using the Liquid(TM) Player software,
 available for free download at www.liquidaudio.com, music fans can preview and
 purchase downloadable music from the more than 1,000 affiliate Web sites in
 the Liquid Music Network(SM).  Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol LQID, Liquid
 Audio is located in Redwood City, California.
     NOTE:  Liquid, Liquid Audio and the Liquid Audio logo are trademarks of
 Liquid Audio, Inc.
     For more information, press only:  Andrea Cook Fleming, Liquid Audio,
 650-549-2065, andrea@liquidaudio.com Joshua Mills, Liquid Audio,
 323-634-0000x106, jmills@liquidaudio.com
 
 

SOURCE Liquid Audio, Inc.
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Liquid Audio, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LQID), a leading provider of software and services
 for Internet music delivery, today released its statement to the U.S. Senate
 Judiciary Committee on Online Entertainment and Copyright Law.  The statement
 is scheduled for April 3, 2001 in Washington, D.C.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990915/LQIDLOGO )
 
     Statement of Gerald W. Kearby
     President and Chief Executive Officer Liquid Audio, Inc.
 
     Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary On "Online
      Entertainment and Copyright Law: Coming Soon to a Digital Device Near
      You" April 3, 2001
 
     I.  Introduction
     Good morning Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee.  My
 name is Gerry Kearby and I am the Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Audio,
 Inc.  I would like to thank Chairman Hatch, Senator Leahy and the other
 members of the Judiciary Committee for the opportunity to appear before you
 today to speak about an important topic:  Online Entertainment and Copyright
 Law.  I am a co-founder of Liquid Audio and have spent my working life in the
 music business.  I began my 25-year music industry career playing in the
 United States Marine Corps band.  After that I was a sound engineer for bands
 such as the Grateful Dead, Diana Ross and the Jefferson Starship.  I was one
 of the first pioneers in the digital music industry when I built components
 for the first digital audio editing tools for LucasFilm Limited.  My partners
 and I formed Liquid Audio to provide a secure environment for the delivery of
 digital music over the Internet.
 
     II.  Liquid Audio
     Founded in 1996, Liquid Audio created and deployed the first, and most
 widely adopted solution for the secure delivery of digital music over the
 Internet.  Liquid Audio provides a complete end-to-end infrastructure to use
 the Internet as a low-cost environment to distribute copyrighted music.  This
 includes encoding, hosting, digital rights management (known as DRM),
 distribution, retail integration, consumer fulfillment, reporting services and
 payment of copyright royalties.
     Liquid Audio has been first in every key area of digital music delivery.
 Some major record labels use Liquid Audio for a limited amount of music
 released thus far -- a few hundred titles.  The majority of EMI online
 retailers have chosen Liquid Audio as their digital service provider.  The
 Liquid Audio DRM is one of the most widely used systems to protect music
 copyrights.  The Liquid Catalog of 150,000 independent record label tracks is
 the largest collection of secure independent music.  Finally, Microsoft named
 Liquid Audio "the key distribution channel for Windows Media content."
     Liquid Audio has a proven secure distribution system for the Internet
 marketplace that enables musicians, record labels and retailers to publish and
 securely distribute digital music to online consumers. Highlights of the
 Liquid Audio system include:
 
      -- 1,200 Record Labels -- Liquid Audio's secure distribution solution
         enables more than 13,000 artists from 1,200 independent record labels
         to securely distribute their digital music.
      -- Network of 1,000 Affiliates -- Liquid Audio's retail integration
         solution enables more than 1,000 affiliates, including retail Web
         sites such as Amazon, Best Buy, Billboard, CDNOW, Tower Records and
         Yahoo!, to promote and sell digital music to consumers.
      -- Over 200 Radio Stations -- Liquid Audio's radio promotion network
         coordinates the promotion and distribution of new record releases to
         200 radio station Web sites; in addition, our joint effort with R&R
         Music Meeting extends this reach to thousands of radio stations across
         the United States.
      -- Millions of Consumers -- Liquid Audio's consumer software enables the
         millions of consumers visiting the Web sites in our network to
         download and enjoy digital music.
 
     Liquid Audio's solution enables content owners to promote and sell their
 music in a variety of formats. Our Retail Integration and Fulfillment Systems
 (RIFFS) enables retail Web sites to sell music downloads from the
 150,000 track Liquid Catalog.  Liquid Audio also provides Liquid Player, a
 state-of-the-art consumer software application that enables users to preview,
 purchase, download, organize and export digital music in a secure environment.
 Finally, Liquid Audio's distribution platform is open and compatible with many
 formats and technologies including MP3, RealNetworks, AOL WinAmp, Microsoft
 Windows Media, Liquid Audio, Sony ATRAC3, AAC and Dolby Digital AC-3.
     Thus, Liquid Audio's digital music distribution system is a comprehensive,
 secure platform that is delivering music in a legitimate, user-friendly
 environment to millions of customers today.  Because it is open and scalable,
 Liquid Audio's system can enable existing users, and millions more users, to
 access the music they demand while satisfying the needs of artists and labels
 to provide for security and compensation.
     Knowing we could not build an industry alone, in 1998 Liquid Audio became
 a founding Board Member of the Digital Media Association (DiMA), a trade
 organization of more than seventy member companies that provide legitimate,
 copyright-compliant music and audio-visual services for consumers, creators
 and business partners.
 
     III.  Digital Music Security
     The primary challenge is balancing security with ease of use.  Consumers
 will be driven to illegitimate channels by overly strict controls and
 complicated procedures.  Since our founding, we have listened to and worked
 closely with artists, writers, publishers, record labels, retailers and
 consumers.  Liquid Audio has been successful in developing a user-friendly
 system.  Our four-part digital music security solution protects music on the
 Internet today.  Those four parts are:
 
      1.  Copy Control.  Liquid Audio's system enforces usage rules set by
          content owners that mandate how consumers can use their content,
          including rules on the number of secure copies, exports to devices
          and time-outs.
      2.  Distribution Management.  Secure protocols protect all parts of the
          Liquid Audio distribution system to prevent unauthorized acquisition
          of content as it moves from publishing through Internet distribution,
          downloading and reporting.  Liquid Audio has also developed and
          deployed a territory management system that ensures compliance with
          international licensing obligations.
      3.  Usage Tracking.  Liquid Audio is able to uniquely identify each piece
          of music.  Liquid Audio can embed indelible and inaudible DRM
          information into the audio waveform as a watermark or in digital
          files as an encrypted header.  The embedded information identifies
          and tracks audio usage and cannot be removed without destroying the
          recorded music.
      4.  Royalty Payments.  Liquid Audio's reporting system enables both the
          timely and accurate accounting for music use, and the distribution of
          corresponding royalties to creators and content owners.
 
     Liquid Audio's digital music security system is flexible. It allows
 artists and labels a variety of security options when delivering music; it
 also allows users a variety of options when consuming the music.
     Liquid Audio's digital music security system has been tested and
 approved -- it is in use today by thousands of companies.  EMI Recorded
 Music's CEO, Ken Berry, said:  "We have elected to include Liquid Audio's
 digital download format and software in our trial because it allows us to
 offer our music securely and at a very high quality, using an easy online
 purchasing process."
     In addition to our retail network, some 1,200 record labels from majors to
 independents including Atlantic, Artemis, Capital, MCA, Zomba and edel AG, and
 artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Dave Matthews Band, Don Henley and Aimee Mann,
 use the Liquid Audio digital music security system.  Finally, Liquid Audio's
 security systems are embedded in many consumer music products.
     Security is not a barrier to supplying all the music consumers want on the
 Internet.  Today, Liquid Audio provides a proven digital music security system
 in use by major labels, independent labels, music retailers and consumer
 product companies.
 
     IV.  The Internet Music "Problem"
     Over the last several months I have been dismayed and frustrated by the
 extraordinary traction in the marketplace and public attention awarded to
 companies that do not respect the law, and do not respect the copyrights of
 creators and producers.  I am dismayed because it is difficult to compete with
 companies that have seemingly unlimited resources combined with disrespect for
 the law.  But, I am as frustrated with the response of the copyright owners in
 litigating rather than competing.  That response has been detrimental to
 themselves, to the recording artists and to otherwise trusted partners such as
 Liquid Audio.
     As a result of Napster, tens of millions of consumers -- who otherwise
 would have been willing to pay a fair price for quality online music -- have
 been conditioned to obtain music for free.  Creators and producers of music
 and other entertainment products have been forced to expend enormous resources
 to defend their copyrights.  This has diverted their attention and resources
 away from legitimate partners such as Liquid Audio that can help develop the
 ultimate marketplace weapon -- competitive alternatives.
     It is hard to blame millions of consumers for obtaining compelling music
 that is easily accessible and free.  Some may find their actions unlawful, but
 the judicial system would be overwhelmed -- and artists' fans would become
 their enemies -- if creators used the law as their only weapon.  Liquid Audio
 proposes a competitive marketplace solution.  Napster has proven there is a
 market.  Now the rest of us must work collaboratively to compete.  In addition
 to litigating where appropriate, creators and record labels must turn to their
 trusted partners for assistance -- not only Liquid Audio but also several
 other trusted partners, including our technology company competitors.
 
     V.  The Internet Music Solution -- The Content
     Liquid Audio's digital music distribution system not only respects the
 copyright rules and protects the content, but also provides an attractive
 environment for Internet users to legitimately experience and acquire music.
 Although Liquid Audio was the first, there are now a number of other
 companies, not present here today, that are fully prepared to provide these
 secure services and have devoted themselves to the same effort.  The stage is
 set for a competitive marketplace that will serve the needs of music fans,
 artists and their record companies.
     Why, then, are tens of millions of users turning to unauthorized sites on
 the Internet to obtain digital music?  The answer is simple.  The music most
 people want is not available for purchase through legitimate Web sites.  The
 good news is that millions and millions of consumers are excited about digital
 music.  But those consumers must be attracted to legitimate Web sites.
     Liquid Audio is optimistic that the current marketplace can be changed.
 Now, it is incumbent upon all of us to demonstrate that copyright can be
 respected and music can be made accessible in every format, in every home, in
 every car and on every portable device.  We do not believe that all, or even
 the vast majority of, users of illegitimate music download systems are
 "cybershoplifters" at heart.  We believe consumers will embrace and pay for
 services that are legitimate, reasonably priced and easy to use.  Online
 resellers using a secure online system such as Liquid Audio's can attract
 consumers to their sites and provide a legitimate Internet digital music
 experience.
     This cannot happen unless all the music that the consumers want is made
 available, including the rich and varied catalogs of the major and independent
 record labels.  Defining price points and business models in an open and
 competitive marketplace is never easy, and there will always be Napster
 progeny that promote taking rather than purchasing.  But, with the assistance
 of this Committee in encouraging record labels and content owners to work with
 all participants who add value to the music industry, fans will remain loyal
 and the music economy will grow for all legitimate participants.
 
     VI.  Conclusion
     Liquid Audio is optimistic that the current unfortunate state of affairs
 can be reversed.  The Ninth Circuit has ruled.  Now we must show our fellow
 citizens they can respect copyright while acquiring the music they want, when
 they want it, where they want it, and how they want it.  Liquid Audio stands
 ready to provide those services. But we can only provide the music consumers
 want if all music -- and not just a token sample -- is made available by the
 copyright holders on reasonable licensing terms.
     We appreciate the efforts of the members of this Committee, and their
 encouraging remarks that record labels and content owners should work with all
 of the legitimate participants in the online music community to create a
 secure and competitive marketplace.
     The problem before us does not involve a failure of the copyright system,
 but a failure in the marketplace.  It is time to address this failure before
 the damage is irreversible.  We look forward to further encouragement from
 this Committee and other members of Congress to make the dream of widespread
 legitimate online delivery of digital music a reality.  This effort will help
 the entire music industry.  It will also satisfy the innumerable music fans
 who are excited about the digital delivery of music but have not been able to
 find a broad and deep online music experience that offers them legitimacy and
 value.
     Thank you for this opportunity to testify today.
 
     Liquid Audio, Inc. is a leading provider of software and services for the
 digital delivery of music over the Internet.  The Liquid Audio solution gives
 musicians, record labels, Web sites and music retailers the ability to
 publish, syndicate and securely sell recorded music online with copy
 protection and copyright management.  Using the Liquid(TM) Player software,
 available for free download at www.liquidaudio.com, music fans can preview and
 purchase downloadable music from the more than 1,000 affiliate Web sites in
 the Liquid Music Network(SM).  Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol LQID, Liquid
 Audio is located in Redwood City, California.
     NOTE:  Liquid, Liquid Audio and the Liquid Audio logo are trademarks of
 Liquid Audio, Inc.
     For more information, press only:  Andrea Cook Fleming, Liquid Audio,
 650-549-2065, andrea@liquidaudio.com Joshua Mills, Liquid Audio,
 323-634-0000x106, jmills@liquidaudio.com
 
 SOURCE  Liquid Audio, Inc.