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GMN.com Adds Microsoft Windows Media Technologies to GMN Radio
San Diego, CA (September 14, 1999) - Global Music Network (www.gmn.com), the Internets 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 GMN.com Michael Lubin. With its multiple features, including the ability to play most local and streamed multimedia content, Microsofts 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, GMN.com Jazz Editor and Jon Tolansky, GMN.com Resident Writer, host each aired program, offering expert insight and music that enables people to sample works from GMNs extensive database of classical, opera, and jazz. We`re excited that GMN.com 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, GMN.com has made its unique content available to the millions of Windows Media player users.
About Global Music Network
GMN.com, 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, GMN.com provides exclusive live performances and a range of value-added content and products. GMN.com 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. GMN.com is revolutionizing the classical, opera, jazz music industries by providing unique multimedia programming over the Internet.
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