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"Sony Music Entertainment has always supported new technological innovations that help us bring our artists' music to their fans."
——Fred Ehrlich,SME President New Technology & Business Development
SONY MUSIC PACTS WITH CENTERSPAN FOR DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION
Company Will Offer Secure Streams, Downloads, Free Milk and Cookies
Who said the online music revolution was over?

Sony Music Entertainment has pacted with CenterSpan Communications Corp. to make recordings available from its catalog of world-famous music performances for CenterSpan to digitally distribute via its secure C-Star CDN Services 2.0 content delivery network to various C-Star service provider customers and their subscribers in North America.

This non-exclusive agreement marks the first time Sony Music Entertainment has made its artists' music available to a digital distributor for use on a secure peer-to-peer delivery network. Now don’t start getting all misty on us.

The agreement lets CenterSpan provide music from Sony Music Entertainment artists to a wide variety of online service providers by offering their subscribers streaming and downloadable music. Using C-Star, service providers will have the flexibility to cost effectively scale their offerings to fit a variety of business models, including pay-per-use, downloadable or streaming content.

SME President of New Technology, Business Development and Used Paper Clips Fred Ehrlich says: "Sony Music Entertainment has always supported new technological innovations that help us bring our artists' music to their fans. We are interested in working with peer-to-peer networks that respect copyright, and CenterSpan's C-Star network does just that."

Added CenterSpan Chairman/CEO Frank G Hausmann: "This agreement with Sony Music Entertainment is a tremendous validation of C-Star as a trustworthy delivery network for a media company's top content. Our strategy in the media and entertainment market is to use C-Star to create a cost-effective distribution channel for worldwide delivery of rich digital media that will enable digital distribution to move from an emerging stage to a growth stage with solid economics. By the way, can I borrow $25 until payday?

"Our relationship with Sony Music Entertainment is based on a common vision of the future of secure digital distribution. C-Star will provide a wide variety of Internet service providers with quick and secure access to top digital media and entertainment content for their Internet subscription or pay-per-use services. This will substantially broaden the availability of digitally distributed music worldwide."

C-Star CDN Services 2.0 is a suite of modular content delivery solutions for delivering digital audio, video and data files. Components of C-Star enable content preparation, publishing, security, delivery and analytics for media and entertainment, communications service providers and large corporate enterprise customers.

Yeah, but can it cook and do laundry?

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