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MP3.com, RealNetworks Extend Range of RealJukebox

MP3.com and RealNetworks Inc. Friday extended the reach of RealJukebox by integrating it with a range of new music available from MP3.com.

The gold releases of RealJukebox and RealJukeboxPlus, released Thursday, are immediately available at from Real's site.

MP3.com will feature RealNetworks' RealJukebox as a preferred software application for downloading, managing and listening to music. MP3.com will host a RealJukebox custom faceplate (skins) page and a "RealJukebox Recommends" page with a list of the music selected for the RealJukebox.

In the future, RealJukebox users will have the option of receiving MP3.com's top 10 songs each week in their RealJukebox. RealJukebox users will also benefit from the new RMP file format to be featured on these MP3.com's "chart toppers".

Users can download new music every day from MP3.com's collection of over 154,000 songs and popular MP3.com songs will periodically appear as a "Download of the Day" on the RealJukebox "Get Music" panel and will be included on the promotional CD available with purchases of the RealJukebox.

"MP3.com and RealNetworks are harnessing the power of the Internet to bring one of the largest and diverse selections of music on one of the most robust systems for consumers and artists everywhere," said Michael Robertson, chairman and chief executive officer of MP3.com.

"This relationship opens a powerful avenue of exposure for MP3.com artists and allows music fans to continually expand their music experience."