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 Select a Player Adds Microsoft Windows Media Technologies to GMN Radio
San Diego, CA (September 14, 1999) - Global Music Network (, the Internet’s premier site for complete live performances of classical, opera, and jazz, announced today the launch of a Windows Media version of GMN Radio. Unveiled last month, GMN Radio now incorporates both a Windows Media and Real Player version, each providing listeners with continuous theme-based programming within the genres of classical, opera, and jazz music.

“Offering high quality audio via the Internet, we are pleased to make Windows Media Player available to help our visitors enjoy the vibrant and complex sounds of classical, jazz and opera 24 hours a day,” said Chairman and CEO of Michael Lubin. “With its multiple features, including the ability to play most local and streamed multimedia content, Microsoft’s technology is a welcome addition to GMN Radio.”

GMN Radio is unique in that it provides links and information about each piece of music as it is playing. By offering extensive background on the track along with a history of its composer and the artist performing the piece, visitors are able to explore and educate themselves with this wide variety of information. Presenters such as Bret Primack, Jazz Editor and Jon Tolansky, Resident Writer, host each aired program, offering expert insight and music that enables people to sample works from GMN’s extensive database of classical, opera, and jazz. “We`re excited that has selected the unmatched audio quality of Windows Media for their impressive Internet radio station targeted for the fine-arts aficionado with its diverse play-list of classical, jazz and opera,” said Kevin Unangst, lead product manager, Streaming Media Division at Microsoft. “With today`s announcement, has made its unique content available to the millions of Windows Media player users.”

About Global Music Network, the leading Internet portal for classical, opera, jazz, and related music, uniquely combines a market place and a performing arts space offering the highest-quality music available to a worldwide audience online. With a family of respected artists and the latest communications technology and e-business services, provides exclusive live performances and a range of value-added content and products. offers users the means to watch specially recorded video interviews, lectures, recitals and live performances. Users also have the ability to compile tailor-made recordings through existing records or exclusive GMN recordings. is revolutionizing the classical, opera, jazz music industries by providing unique multimedia programming over the Internet.

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The Daily Telegraph: Domingo steps into cyberspace
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Hong Kong Standard: `Classic Sounds`
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Tue Jun 22 1999

San Diego Union Tribune: Magic mix: classical music and the Internet
What do you get when you cross a classical music conductor with a high-tech entrepreneur? A classic Internet business where centuries old music meets today`s technology. Read More
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LONDON, April 15, 1999 — Global Music Network (, the most-recognized destination for classical music on the World Wide Web, announced today that it has secured prominent position within Microsoft’s Web Events site.
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Classical Music (monthly): `Global Warming'
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