Hudson Entertainment & Napster Sign Digital Music Agreement
Hudson Entertainment, a premier provider of entertainment content, announced today that it has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Napster to further extend its digital music offerings.
The new deal with Napster will allow Hudson Entertainment's music division to offer full-length music tracks from top independent music labels and artists through Napster's on-demand music subscription service, which boasts more than 760,000 subscribers. Hudson Entertainment's extensive catalog offers over 10,000 tracks from well known and up-and-coming artists across all music genres including Kirsten Proffit, Gene and Jezebel, Omar Torrez, Del Bombers, Cloud Eleven, Alan Smithee, Punsapaya, Alan Reid, The J Band, Paperback Hero, Denny Earnest, Lastonedone, Caution Cat, Conrizzle, and more.
"The partnership with Napster allows us to tap into a strong, loyal and very educated music audience," said John Greiner, President of Hudson Entertainment. "Napster's subscribers are intelligent connoisseurs of music, and we know that our eclectic and extensive catalog will be something they will appreciate and enjoy."
"We are very pleased to be bringing Kirsten Proffit and the rest of the Hudson stable of acts to Napster's subscribers all over the world," said Matthew Adell, Vice President of Music Services at Napster.
This new partnership follows on the heels of Hudson's recent announcement of a similar deal with eMusic, further strengthening its position as one of the largest digital music distributors in the US.
For more information on Hudson Entertainment's music division visit http://music.hudsonent.com/about/index.html
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The Company's offerings include "Napster" (www.Napster.com) -- the most popular on-demand music subscription service in the world; "Freenapster" (www.freenapster.com) -- a unique Web experience offering free on demand music legally; and "Napster Mobile" -- one of the industry's fastest growing mobile music platforms. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Napster's services are available in markets across the Americas, Europe and Japan.
About Hudson Entertainment
Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Hudson Entertainment focuses on four key businesses: Console games, digital download content, mobile games, and music.
About Hudson Entertainment's Music Division
Founded in June 2003, Hudson Entertainment's music division has become an industry leader in the marketing, promotion and distribution of digital music. Hudson's extensive catalog features well known and up and coming artists across all music genres, including Hip Hop, Pop, Alternative Rock, Rock, Dance, Latin, and World Music. Recognizing a growing demand for independent artists, Hudson Entertainment Music Group continually sources and develops relationships with new artists and labels. Hudson's catalog is available on all major wireless carriers in the U.S. as well as online merchants including iTunes, eMusic, Napster and Amazon.
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