Six Leading Independent Record Labels Choose Liquid Audio For the Secure Internet Delivery of Music

Bar/None Records, Emperor Norton Records, Kung-Fu Records,

Milan Entertainment, Oh Boy/Blue Plate Music/Red Pajamas Records

And Om Records Add Music to Multi-Genre Liquid Catalog



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Liquid Audio, Inc.

     REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 Liquid Audio, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LQID), a leading provider of software and
 services for Internet music delivery, today announced it has been selected by
 six additional leading independent record labels for the digital distribution
 of music.  Bar/None Records, Emperor Norton Records, Kung-Fu Records, Milan
 Entertainment, Oh Boy/Blue Plate Music/Red Pajamas Records and Om Records are
 among the latest labels to begin delivering commercial and promotional digital
 downloads of their artists' music online using Liquid Audio's secure encoding,
 hosting and distribution services.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990915/LQIDLOGO )
     As a result, the following artists and repertoire are distributed by
 Liquid(TM) Audio:  "15 Minutes" soundtrack, Afromystik, Antifreeze, Arling and
 Cameron, The Ataris, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Mark Farina, "Frasier"
 soundtrack, Donnie Fritts, "The General's Daughter" soundtrack, "Ghost Dog"
 soundtrack, J. Boogie, Ladytron, Mi6, Roger Miller, Ming and FS,
 Takako Minekawa, Willie Nelson, Olivia Tremor Control, People Under The
 Stairs, Pepe Deluxe, John Prine, Senor Coconut, "The Tao of Steve" soundtrack,
 "That Darn Punk" soundtrack,  Todd Snider, Soulstice, Useless I.D.,
 The Vandals, Jason Wilber and Marques Wyatt.
     "Independent artists and labels represent some of the hottest music
 available today and Liquid Audio has built a leading position as a digital
 service provider of the largest collection of secure independent music
 available online," said Dick Wingate, senior vice president of Content
 Development and Label Relations at Liquid Audio, Inc.  "As a result of these
 new content distribution relationships, fans with access to the Internet will
 be able to download an even more diverse selection of great music in a wide
 variety of genres."
     Premier independent record labels newly signed to Liquid Audio for digital
 distribution include the following labels and artists, available for download
 via the Liquid Music Network:
 
     -- Bar/None Records is dedicated to adventurous popular music and great
 songs by artists who defy easy classification. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey,
 the label introduced They Might Be Giants and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music to
 the world.  Now in their 15th year of operation, the current Bar/None roster
 includes Alex Chilton, Luka Bloom, Michael Shelley, the Mendoza Line,
 Professor and Maryann and Joy Zipper.
 
     -- Emperor Norton Records -- Emperor Norton Records lets fans experience
 the new International style in sound.  Its catalog is a melting pot of
 poptronic delights featuring the electronic kitsch and NYC house grooves of
 Japan's Fantastic Plastic Machine, Finland's scratchmeisters Pepe Deluxe,
 80s electro-pop revisionists Ladytron and soundtracks to both real
 ("Virgin Suicides") and fake films ("Soul Ecstascy," "Logan's Sanctuary.")
 
     -- Kung-Fu Records -- Kung Fu Records is an independent Punk Rock label
 started by Joe Escalante and Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals in 1995.  It is
 currently based in Hollywood, CA.  By means of worldwide distribution and
 knowing its niche audience, Kung Fu has successfully become one of the most
 prestigious punk labels around -- along the lines of Fat Wreck Chords.
 Currently Kung Fu has expanded into making full-length feature films (shot on
 film, not video or digital) available to punk rock audiences. Its first
 release is  "That Darn Punk," and a second one is in the making, entitled
 "Selwyn's Nuts."   All feature films from Kung Fu will be released with album
 soundtracks that will feature original music from fan-favorite Punk bands such
 as The Ataris, Pennywise, AFI and many more.
 
     -- Milan Entertainment -- Milan is one of the world's premiere soundtrack
 labels and has released the soundtracks to many favorite films, including "The
 General's Daughter," "Ghost," "The Tao Of Steve," "Time Code" and the
 soundtrack to the hugely popular TV show "Frasier."  In addition to
 soundtracks, Milan is home to a growing collection of trance -- or ambient --
 records, unique world music and jazz releases.  Milan Entertainment is an
 independently owned operation with worldwide distribution through
 BMG Entertainment
 
     -- Oh Boy Records, Blue Plate Music and Red Pajamas Records --
 A collection of labels based in Nashville. Oh Boy Records, founded in 1983,
 features the music of John Prine, Todd Snider and other artists, and has
 recently started Oh Boy Classics, a division issuing CDs by legendary artists
 such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Roger Miller.  Blue Plate Music is
 home to the "Best Of Mountain Stage Live" series of recordings, culled from
 the internationally broadcast radio program "Mountain Stage."  In addition to
 its many compilations, Blue Plate has also released four single-artist volumes
 in its series, featuring live performances by Bill Monroe, John Hartford, The
 Fairfield Four and Laura Nyro.  Red Pajamas Records is dedicated to the music
 of the late singer/songwriter/performer Steve Goodman, who was perhaps best
 known as the author of the classic song "City Of New Orleans."
 
      -- Om Records -- Founded in the booming metropolis of San Francisco in
 January of 1995, Om Records has tirelessly built a strong foundation and
 reputation based on the idea of "future music." By constantly striving to push
 the boundaries of underground music and DJ culture, Om seeks out -- and puts
 out -- music that is both progressive and consistently solid.  Currently, Om
 is working the following titles:  "Mushroom Jazz Vol. 3 with Mark Farina,"
 Soulstice -- "Illusion," the brand new series "Environments Vol. 1.," "Om
 Lounge Vol. 5" and a mix series with legendary artist Juan Atkins.  Om is also
 launching two sub labels; A hip hop label, "Deep Con Recordings" as well as a
 break and dance oriented label called "Colour Forms," both set to release
 records in late Spring.
 
     About Liquid Audio
     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, the Liquid Audio logo, and Liquid Music are
 trademarks of Liquid Audio, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Liquid Audio, Inc.
     REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 Liquid Audio, Inc. (Nasdaq:   LQID), a leading provider of software and
 services for Internet music delivery, today announced it has been selected by
 six additional leading independent record labels for the digital distribution
 of music.  Bar/None Records, Emperor Norton Records, Kung-Fu Records, Milan
 Entertainment, Oh Boy/Blue Plate Music/Red Pajamas Records and Om Records are
 among the latest labels to begin delivering commercial and promotional digital
 downloads of their artists' music online using Liquid Audio's secure encoding,
 hosting and distribution services.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990915/LQIDLOGO )
     As a result, the following artists and repertoire are distributed by
 Liquid(TM) Audio:  "15 Minutes" soundtrack, Afromystik, Antifreeze, Arling and
 Cameron, The Ataris, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Mark Farina, "Frasier"
 soundtrack, Donnie Fritts, "The General's Daughter" soundtrack, "Ghost Dog"
 soundtrack, J. Boogie, Ladytron, Mi6, Roger Miller, Ming and FS,
 Takako Minekawa, Willie Nelson, Olivia Tremor Control, People Under The
 Stairs, Pepe Deluxe, John Prine, Senor Coconut, "The Tao of Steve" soundtrack,
 "That Darn Punk" soundtrack,  Todd Snider, Soulstice, Useless I.D.,
 The Vandals, Jason Wilber and Marques Wyatt.
     "Independent artists and labels represent some of the hottest music
 available today and Liquid Audio has built a leading position as a digital
 service provider of the largest collection of secure independent music
 available online," said Dick Wingate, senior vice president of Content
 Development and Label Relations at Liquid Audio, Inc.  "As a result of these
 new content distribution relationships, fans with access to the Internet will
 be able to download an even more diverse selection of great music in a wide
 variety of genres."
     Premier independent record labels newly signed to Liquid Audio for digital
 distribution include the following labels and artists, available for download
 via the Liquid Music Network:
 
     -- Bar/None Records is dedicated to adventurous popular music and great
 songs by artists who defy easy classification. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey,
 the label introduced They Might Be Giants and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music to
 the world.  Now in their 15th year of operation, the current Bar/None roster
 includes Alex Chilton, Luka Bloom, Michael Shelley, the Mendoza Line,
 Professor and Maryann and Joy Zipper.
 
     -- Emperor Norton Records -- Emperor Norton Records lets fans experience
 the new International style in sound.  Its catalog is a melting pot of
 poptronic delights featuring the electronic kitsch and NYC house grooves of
 Japan's Fantastic Plastic Machine, Finland's scratchmeisters Pepe Deluxe,
 80s electro-pop revisionists Ladytron and soundtracks to both real
 ("Virgin Suicides") and fake films ("Soul Ecstascy," "Logan's Sanctuary.")
 
     -- Kung-Fu Records -- Kung Fu Records is an independent Punk Rock label
 started by Joe Escalante and Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals in 1995.  It is
 currently based in Hollywood, CA.  By means of worldwide distribution and
 knowing its niche audience, Kung Fu has successfully become one of the most
 prestigious punk labels around -- along the lines of Fat Wreck Chords.
 Currently Kung Fu has expanded into making full-length feature films (shot on
 film, not video or digital) available to punk rock audiences. Its first
 release is  "That Darn Punk," and a second one is in the making, entitled
 "Selwyn's Nuts."   All feature films from Kung Fu will be released with album
 soundtracks that will feature original music from fan-favorite Punk bands such
 as The Ataris, Pennywise, AFI and many more.
 
     -- Milan Entertainment -- Milan is one of the world's premiere soundtrack
 labels and has released the soundtracks to many favorite films, including "The
 General's Daughter," "Ghost," "The Tao Of Steve," "Time Code" and the
 soundtrack to the hugely popular TV show "Frasier."  In addition to
 soundtracks, Milan is home to a growing collection of trance -- or ambient --
 records, unique world music and jazz releases.  Milan Entertainment is an
 independently owned operation with worldwide distribution through
 BMG Entertainment
 
     -- Oh Boy Records, Blue Plate Music and Red Pajamas Records --
 A collection of labels based in Nashville. Oh Boy Records, founded in 1983,
 features the music of John Prine, Todd Snider and other artists, and has
 recently started Oh Boy Classics, a division issuing CDs by legendary artists
 such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Roger Miller.  Blue Plate Music is
 home to the "Best Of Mountain Stage Live" series of recordings, culled from
 the internationally broadcast radio program "Mountain Stage."  In addition to
 its many compilations, Blue Plate has also released four single-artist volumes
 in its series, featuring live performances by Bill Monroe, John Hartford, The
 Fairfield Four and Laura Nyro.  Red Pajamas Records is dedicated to the music
 of the late singer/songwriter/performer Steve Goodman, who was perhaps best
 known as the author of the classic song "City Of New Orleans."
 
      -- Om Records -- Founded in the booming metropolis of San Francisco in
 January of 1995, Om Records has tirelessly built a strong foundation and
 reputation based on the idea of "future music." By constantly striving to push
 the boundaries of underground music and DJ culture, Om seeks out -- and puts
 out -- music that is both progressive and consistently solid.  Currently, Om
 is working the following titles:  "Mushroom Jazz Vol. 3 with Mark Farina,"
 Soulstice -- "Illusion," the brand new series "Environments Vol. 1.," "Om
 Lounge Vol. 5" and a mix series with legendary artist Juan Atkins.  Om is also
 launching two sub labels; A hip hop label, "Deep Con Recordings" as well as a
 break and dance oriented label called "Colour Forms," both set to release
 records in late Spring.
 
     About Liquid Audio
     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, the Liquid Audio logo, and Liquid Music are
 trademarks of Liquid Audio, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Liquid Audio, Inc.