Roxio, Inc. Exclusive Sponsor of Benefit Concert for VH1 and the Recording Academy</
Roxio, Inc. Exclusive Sponsor of Benefit Concert for VH1 and the Recording Academy®
MILPITAS, Calif., September 27, 2000 - Roxio, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Adaptec, Inc., is the exclusive sponsor of the Interactive Music Xpo's (IMX) benefit concert in Los Angeles featuring the rock band Tonic. The concert benefits the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science's MusicCares® Foundation and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
"Roxio is proud to support these historic foundations that benefit the musical community and encourage a new generation of music artists," said Steve Bertges, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Roxio. "With Roxio's contribution, both foundations can benefit in their mission to improve the state of the music and recording industry."
"ISG, the producers of IMX, are extremely honored to be hosting this event for the betterment of the current and future landscape of music," said Joshua Garey, Senior Vice President of Sales for ISG. "We would like to thank Roxio, MusiCares, VH1 Save The Music, and Tonic for helping us make this happen."
"We are delighted to have been chosen as beneficiaries of this unique exposition and the generous contribution from Roxio, Inc.," said Michael Greene, President/CEO of the Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation. "MusiCares is solely dedicated to individuals in the music community, and hope that the assistance and compassionate counseling we provide in turn will allow our people to live a more productive and dignified life."
"Research shows that children involved in music programs score higher on standardized tests, are better in reading and math, are more likely to stay in school and go on to college and are less likely to be involved with gangs, drugs or alcohol abuse," said Robert Morrison, Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "With the support from industry leaders such as Roxio and ISG, we can help restore public school music programs and help create a brighter future for our children."
Roxio is a newly formed subsidiary of Adaptec, Inc., and plans later this year to spin off as a fully independent entity. Roxio is a leading provider of digital content management software for personal computers. Flagship products include Easy CD Creator and Toast, popular software for CD Recording on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Roxio's line of software products enables individuals to personalize and store music, photographs, video and data onto recordable CDs. Roxio also markets system protection software, GoBack that provides quick recovery from system crashes, virus attacks, failed software installations and data loss. Roxio is an exhibitor at the IMX trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, October 3 & 4, booth number 825.
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science's, Inc., also known as the Recording Academy, is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. An organization of more than 16,000 musicians, producers and other recording professionals, the Recording Academy is internationally known for the GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® Awards.
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit initiative to restore music education programs in America's public schools, and to raise awareness of the positive impact music participation has on students. VH1 Save The Music was recently honored with this year's prestigious Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy Award), as well as a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast and cable excellence, and two Beacon Awards presented by the Cable Television Public Affairs Association to honor excellence in public affairs throughout the cable industry.
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