MILPITAS, Calif. and BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Roxio, Inc., 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.
Roxio, Inc. makes the best selling CD burning software in the world enabling people to create, manage and move digital media. Roxio's suite of digital media products features Easy CD Creator (for Windows) and Toast (for Macintosh). Roxio also makes GoBack, the #1 selling system recovery software that enables PC users to "go back" in time to instantly recover from system crashes, virus attacks, failed software installations and data loss. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major PC and drive manufacturers, national retail chains and Internet partnerships. Roxio's products are also available at its website, http://www.roxio.com . Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Roxio also maintains offices in Colorado, Minnesota, Germany, and Japan. Roxio currently employs more than 250 people worldwide. Roxio is a member of the S&P SmallCap 600 and the Russell
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SOURCE: Roxio, Inc.