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Circuit City Teams with Napster to Launch New Digital Music Service; Circuit City + Napster Will ProvideExclusive Content and New Releases Weekly (April 20, 2007)
The new service will be powered by Napster's award-winning digital music subscription service and will include all the same great music discovery and community features such as personalized recommendations, message boards, and the ability to browse other members' collections and share music and play lists. In addition, all customers at Circuit City + Napster will enjoy continuing access to exclusive songs and new releases on a weekly basis.
In addition to the unlimited access that digital music subscription empowers, Circuit City + Napster customers can purchase individual song downloads at 99-cents each. Pre-paid download cards can also be purchased in- store and online in bundles of 15, 25 or 60 tracks.
"Our goal with music and movies is to excite and inspire our customers to fully enjoy their portable and in-home electronics, and we're thrilled to enter this strategic relationship with Napster," said Irynne V. MacKay, Circuit City's senior vice president and general merchandise manager for entertainment. "Circuit City + Napster will offer our customers a new avenue to find, share and delight in music. Increasingly, consumers are turning to the digital environment for entertainment and this new service will give our customers easy access to the content they want, when and how they choose to enjoy it."
"We are delighted to create this new alliance with Circuit City which is one of the top destinations in the U.S. to learn about exciting, new digital entertainment products," said Chris Gorog, chairman & CEO of Napster. "Circuit City's strength both in consumer electronics and as a music retailer should be an ideal environment to introduce Napster's industry leading music subscription service."
To celebrate the new digital music service, Circuit City will host an event on
About Circuit City:
Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE: CC) is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services. The domestic segment operates through 643 Superstores and 12 other locations in 158 U.S. markets. The international segment operates through approximately 800 retail stores and dealer outlets in
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate interactive music experience. With an expanding roster of offerings including free, Web- based music listening and sharing, subscription and portable subscription services, and an advanced mobile music platform, Napster creates better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. Napster is headquartered in
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