Gracenote and Roxio Sign Multi-year License, Settle Litigation
Milpitas and Berkeley, California - (January 8, 2002) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROXI), the Digital Media Company, and Gracenote today announced the signing of a multi-year license that provides Gracenote CDDB as the exclusive CD recognition service to current and future Roxio customers through Roxio's Easy CD Creator, Toast and SoundStream current and future products. Concurrent with the licensing agreement, Gracenote and Roxio settled all litigation between the two companies in a sealed agreement.
"We are pleased to reinstate CDDB services to our customers and look forward to expanded use of Gracenote's services and technology," said Chris Gorog, president and CEO of Roxio.
David Hyman, Gracenote CEO, added: "We look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship between our companies through this new license for intellectual property and current and advanced music recognition services."
Gracenote is a content delivery platform specializing in music recognition technology that enables relevant information and services
to enhance the music listening experience. Gracenote designed its
platform for makers of media players and encoders, consumer electronics
manufacturers, record companies, and on- and off-line consumer brands.
Over 8,000 partners worldwide, serving more than one million consumers
daily, rely on Gracenote's CDDB® technology, which is the industry
standard in Music Recognition Services (MRS). Gracenote was founded
in 1995 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California. For more information
about Gracenote, please see www.gracenote.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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.
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.
Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, MyDVD, CineMagic, Plug & Burn, LiveShare, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and
AuthorScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other
countries. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective
owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject
to change without notice.