PRESS RELEASE: Roxio Adds Broad Music Catalog to PhotoShow.com
Makes it Easy to Find the Perfect Soundtrack to Accompany Favorite Family Memories
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC), today announced it is bringing a new catalog of music for Roxio PhotoShow®, the company's family friendly destination for creating and sharing engaging and highly personalized multimedia slideshows. Available in cooperation with Triple Scoop Music, the rotating library of 500 full-length songs from acclaimed songwriters offers a vast array of styles and is pre-categorized by event type, which makes it easy for users to quickly source the perfect soundtrack to accompany everything from slideshows of weddings to those created to commemorate birthdays. The new catalog of music will be available to premium Roxio PhotoShow subscribers in February.
"For the past several years, we've been working directly with record labels, artists, publishers and managers to develop a world-class music catalog for professional content creators," said Roy Ashen, CEO and Co-founder, Triple Scoop Music. "Working with Roxio, a leader in consumer creativity tools, allows us to introduce this same content to the broader mass market and enable consumers to add a perfect backdrop to their slideshows with songs that add depth, energy, and emotion."
"We are delighted to be partnering with Triple Scoop Music and to make its high-quality songs available to our valued Roxio PhotoShow subscribers," said Matt DiMaria, executive vice president and general manager, Roxio. "This is the latest in a long line of new capabilities we've added to the service over the past twelve months as we continue to reaffirm PhotoShow.com as the premier destination for creating one-of-a-kind stories that truly showcase and celebrate key family milestones and memories."
In addition to a new library of professionally produced music from Triple Scoop Music, over the past year Roxio has expanded PhotoShow's feature set to allow users to add up to 50 songs to a single slideshow, including personal MP3 files. The service now offers custom gallery themes for PhotoShow collections, enables viewers to download photos and videos from a show, and includes new One-Click Styles for automatically creating a themed slideshow production. Also new is the ability to import content from Facebook, Flickr, Shutterfly, and Picasa.
In addition, Roxio has introduced a multi-touch enabled version of Roxio PhotoShow which allows families to compose and share entertaining slideshows using finger gestures to directly manipulate objects on screen. Also new this year is PhotoShow Mobile Uploader for Blackberry® and iPhone, a free application that enables users to easily upload pictures captured on a mobile device to an online PhotoShow account.
Families can try Roxio PhotoShow for free and create their unique personal stories to preserve memories and share securely with family and friends on PCs, DVDs, TVs, and handhelds. Users may also share completed shows via a full complement of popular social media sites and embed them quickly into a personal blog or web site. Upgrading to the premium PhotoShow service unlocks additional creation and sharing capabilities. Premium subscribers are able to select from over 150 One-Click Styles in a range of themes including Sports, Music Videos, Photo Greeting Cards, Vacations, Birth Announcements, Weddings, Seasons, Kids, Pets, Birthdays, Graduation, Time-Lapse, Scrapbook, Documentary, and major Holidays. One-Click Styles automatically generate a polished, themed slideshow complete with professional introduction, soundtrack, and transitions. Try Roxio PhotoShow today at: www.photoshow.com.
About Triple Scoop Music
Triple Scoop Music is an innovative music licensing service specializing in world-class music for photo, video and website presentations. TSM offers award winning music by an impressive list of independent artists, including Grammy & Emmy winners. Every song is handpicked for the highest quality and there are more than 6000 songs available with fresh new music added monthly. Triple Scoop Music's licensing models include both single-user options as well as flexible and scalable custom licensing for businesses, commercial products and subscriber services. Endorsed by many of the world's top image makers, our goal is to provide incredible soundtracks for visual storytellers and help our partners grow their businesses with world-class music. Learn more at http://TripleScoopMusic.com
Roxio enables consumers to easily manage, share, and enjoy personal digital media content and, through Roxio CinemaNow™, conveniently access premium Hollywood entertainment from a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology companies and developers rely on Roxio applications, services and technologies to bring innovative digital media functionality to next-generation devices and platforms.
Roxio is a division of Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq: SNIC), headquartered in Novato, California.
Forward Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Roxio PhotoShow. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Sonic Solutions' annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions' most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.
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(First posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 08:58 EST)