Subscriptions Blossom, New Division Formed Inc. Tuesday reported strong international demand for its
new on-demand music subscription system.

“We expected healthy traffic domestically, but what really surprised us was
the international demand,” said Chris Montgomery, vice president of channel
development at and head of the company’s new Subscription Division.
“Using our existing caching technology, a global audience is getting a
quality listening experience.”

Subscribers to’s Classical Music Channel reside in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Korea, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Hong
Kong, and others.

Following a 14-day, risk-free listening offer, the Classical Music Channel’s
monthly fee of $9.99 includes unlimited streaming access to thousands of
tracks, 100% downloadable, from the collection. Included are renowned
artists like Luciano Pavarotti, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Alicia de
Larrocha. says new CD releases will be featured every month, with
subscribers receiving a 50% discount on all Classical Music Channel CDs.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Robertson, said the company leveraged massive database, storage, personalization, accounting and delivery infrastructure built over the past two years to make the rollout of the subscription system possible. The company also formed a new Subscription Division dedicated to delivering the technology and also developed economic relationships with content providers to build additional channel choices.

The Classical Music Channel is the first of many proposed on-demand
subscription channels for Other channels slated for release include
alternative, jazz, children’s, urban, world and more.

The subscription service offers flexible content management and
administration tools. Content providers can access daily auditing and usage
statistics such as subscriber reports, artist’s page views, and the number of
song plays for precise royalty reconciliation. Other features include a
“just-in-time” CD manufacturing process that allows content providers to
create and sell CDs online.

Montgomery added that subscription channels are a way for music, video and spoken word producers to transform idle back catalogs into highly profitable, recurring revenue streams. He said that offers built-in security features, encoding, storage, caching and Web maintenance, meaning no technical expertise is required.

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