Yahoo! Music Engine Upgraded and Renamed Yahoo! Music Jukebox
New Offering Includes Audio and Performance Enhancements and Introduction of Premium Plus Software
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--Aug. 2, 2006--Yahoo! Music, the leading music destination online, today announced the latest upgrades to the Yahoo! Music Engine and its renaming to Yahoo! Music Jukebox. The new Yahoo! Music Jukebox gives consumers an optimal music listening experience by utilizing popular features from both Yahoo! Music Engine and Musicmatch Jukebox. The seamless integration of these music applications represents the beginning of migrating Musicmatch Jukebox users to the media player of choice for all Yahoo! Music users.
"This new version of the Yahoo! Music Jukebox enables our users to take advantage of the combined strengths of the Yahoo! Music Engine and the Musicmatch Jukebox in one fully-integrated experience," said Dave Goldberg, vice president and general manager of Yahoo! Music. "The merged product reflects the hard work of our engineering and product teams in building a best-of-breed media player for digital music fans."
The new Yahoo! Music Jukebox offers a new audio equalizer, and improved playlist and usability enhancements. In addition, Yahoo! will be offering Yahoo! Music Jukebox Plus for $19.99 for premium features such as faster ripping and burning, custom CD printing and audio enhancements for imported MP3 files. The free Yahoo! Music Jukebox gives consumers the ability to rip, mix, and burn CDs, as well as to import and manage music, and transfer music to portable devices.
Highlights of the upgraded Yahoo! Music Jukebox include: -- New Audio Equalizer: A new 5-band equalizer allows users to
adjust the sound of their favorite music in a convenient
-- Usability Enhancements: An overall new look of Yahoo! Music
Jukebox has made key functions more accessible through
consistent right click and tick menus. Users can quickly play
a selection of an artist's top tracks with just one click. The
improved application makes moving the Yahoo! Music catalog -
to a users' music collection - to Messenger Music and back
again for a seamless experience.
-- Shared Playlist Improvements: Playlists created using the
Yahoo! Music Jukebox will be automatically stored for users to
access from any PC. In addition, searching for playlists
becomes more efficient to help users find other music fans
with similar tastes and preferences.
-- Introduction of Yahoo Music Jukebox Plus - For a premium fee
of $19.99 consumers can enhance their music experience with:
-- Audio Boost - Optimize the sound quality of your imported
music files to enjoy them at the highest fidelity.
-- Enhanced CD Ripping & Burning Ability: Maximum ripping and
burning speeds for audiophiles.
-- SmartSplit: When users want to burn a large number of
tracks, SmartSplit automatically organizes multiple tracks
for users across as many CDs as necessary.
-- CD Label Creation: Users can create fun and exciting CD
labels for their newly burned discs using a very simple
More information on the Yahoo! Music Jukebox is available at: http://music.yahoo.com/jukebox/
The Yahoo! Music Jukebox gives consumers access to the Yahoo! Music Unlimited subscription service which allows users the opportunity to play music from a catalog of more than 2 million songs, transfer tracks to portable devices, as well as enjoy the unique ability to share and discover music with other subscribers through Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo! Music Unlimited is available for an annual fee of $59.88 (equates to $4.99 per month) or a monthly subscription price of $6.99. Yahoo! Music Unlimited To Go is available for an annual fee of $119.88 (equates to $9.99 per month) or a monthly subscription price of $11.99.
About Yahoo! Music
Yahoo! Music (http://music.yahoo.com) offers the most comprehensive music-related content, features and information available online. Yahoo! Music provides a wide selection of streaming audio, the Web's largest collection of music videos, Internet radio, exclusive artist features and music news covering all genres of music to Yahoo! visitors
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Contact:Yahoo! Media Group
Charlene Fitzgibbon, 310-907-3119
Melisa Rodriguez or Stephan Pechdimaldji, 310-473-4147
Source: Yahoo! Inc.