Roxio Appoints Veteran Consultant to its Board of Directors

Milpitas, California - (December 17, 2001) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), The Digital Media Company, announced today Vernon E. Altman to its board of directors. Altman is the latest executive named to Roxio's five-member board.

Altman is a Director of Bain & Company, a leading international consulting firm with 26 offices, including Silicon Valley, that has helped build business success stories for more than 1,000 major companies.

Altman joined Bain at its founding in 1973, founded a number of its major offices and practices, including the West Coast, and leads the company's Full Potential Transformation/eBusiness Practice, which helps companies transform and integrate the Internet into their businesses. Altman has experience in virtually every important industry sector, with particular emphasis on the Internet economy, technology, telecommunications, consumer products and retailing.

"Vernon's great background in strategic consulting in the technology sector and his experience in Silicon Valley will be a great addition to the extensive experience of Roxio's board of directors," said Chris Gorog, president and CEO of Roxio and chairman of the Roxio board. "We have assembled a full-dimensioned board that brings together talented senior executives from technology, entertainment and media, and consumer marketing. The talent and sophistication of the board will help us maintain Roxio's status as a formidable leader in digital media."

Altman is a member of the board of directors of KQED, The California Business Roundtable and The California Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors, Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University.

Altman earned bachelors and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a master's in management from MIT's Sloan School.

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The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release, in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Additional information on these and other factors are contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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