100,000 Unique Custom CDs Made and Shipped In First Week -- Largest Custom Compilation Order Ever
NEW YORK, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Musicmaker.com today announced the creation of a bulk sales unit to service an increasing number of corporate promotions demanding mass production of custom-made CDs in a limited time. The establishment of this division allows musicmaker.com to devote their unparalleled production unit to corporate businesses looking to fulfill massive promotions, while the remainder of the company continues to fulfill orders from their gift-giving and general sales units.
Musicmaker.com's great success in fulfillment is evidenced by the results of recent projects for corporate clients and consumers. Musicmaker.com fulfilled 100,000 orders from a corporate client in just five days and more than 20,000 CDs for EMI recording artist, the Beastie Boys.
"We are very excited about our recent production of 20,000 custom CDs in just 18 hours," says Raju Puthukarai, CEO and president of musicmaker.com. "Our corporate fulfillment initiative will allow musicmaker to leverage a competitive technology advantage that no online e-tailer approaches. We look forward to working with our current partners, as well as new corporations on similar promotions that capitalize on our fulfillment capacity."
Musicmaker.com, with offices in New York City and Reston, Virginia, is a leading custom compilation and secure digital download music retailer on the Internet. Musicmaker.com offers music lovers the opportunity to build their own CDs by selecting and organizing songs from a library with over 250,000 tracks from over 125 labels in a variety of music genres. Tracks can be sampled before selection. CDs include up to 20 tracks or 70 minutes of music and can be personalized with unique labels as well as imprints on the jewel boxes. The Musicmaker.com site also offers over 100,000 songs for download in MP3 and Microsoft Windows Media formats.
In addition to EMI Recorded Music, musicmaker.com currently has exclusive marketing agreements with Columbia House (jointly owned by Sony Music and Warner Music Group), Zomba Music Group, Audio Book Club, Platinum Entertainment, and Woodstock.com, as well as marketing agreements with AOL (and their Netscape Netcenter, Spinner, Winamp and ICQ brands), Musicland, Transworld Entertainment, Wherehouse Music, and others.
Any forward-looking statements contained in this release involve a number of uncertainties, risks and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to materially differ. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, those set forth in the Company's Registration Statement filed on Form S-1 dated as of July 7, 1999 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Filings") and risk factors listed from time to time in subsequent Filings.