SOURCE: FreeHand Systems International, Inc.

November 19, 2007 12:26 ET

FreeHand Systems Joins Forces With EMI Music Publishing for Digital Sheet Music Distribution

New Relationship Will Add Thousands of New Pop Music Titles to FreeHandMusic.com, Already the Largest Online Digital Sheet Music Site

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - FreeHand Systems, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of FreeHand Systems International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FSYI), owner of the leading online digital sheet music website, freehandmusic.com, has announced a licensing agreement with EMI Music Publishing. Under this new long-term agreement, FreeHand Systems and its digital sheet music business gains digital distribution rights to songs published by EMI Music Publishing, the world's largest Music Publisher. FreeHand Systems is the elite digital music company whose revolutionary technology -- the MusicPad Pro® -- is shaping the future of the distribution and performance of sheet music.

Some of the songs covered under this agreement have already been added to the library of songs available online through the company's music website, www.freehandmusic.com. New songs are being added daily.

Kim Lorz, CEO of FreeHand Systems, said, "We are thrilled to partner with EMI Music Publishing, home to one of the greatest Pop catalogues and songs recorded by major artists like David Bowie, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, The Beach Boys and many other major performers."

"I am pleased to have worked with FreeHand and EMI to make this happen," said Charles Koppelman, CEO of CAK Entertainment. He added, "This is a major step forward in FreeHand Systems' continuing efforts to build a complete online store for digital sheet music and to change the way musicians access and perform sheet music."

FreeHand Systems, Inc. (www.freehandsystems.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Freehand Systems International, Inc. (FSYI), is the global leader in digital sheet music publishing and is the manufacturer of the first digital music tablet, the MusicPad Pro® Plus. The pad provides innovative technology to the music industry for displaying and publishing digitally delivered sheet music. The company's digital sheet music website (www.freehandmusic.com) offers nearly 100,000 titles for digital download and transfer to the MusicPad Pro.

EMI Music Publishing is the world's largest and most creative music publisher with more than one million copyrights including the Jobete/Motown catalog and many of the best known songs ever written: "New York, New York," "Over The Rainbow" and "Singin' In The Rain." Its current hit-making writers and producers include: Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Jay-Z, James Blunt and Pink.

Note to editors: For additional information visit FreeHand Systems' website, www.freehandsystems.com.

FreeHand Systems, Inc., MusicPad Pro®, MusicPad Pro® Plus, MusicPad Maestro™ are trademarks of FreeHand Systems, Inc.

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), including statements regarding potential sales, the success of the company's business, as well as statements that include the word "believe" or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of FreeHand Systems International, Inc. to differ materially from those implied or expressed by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the risk factors included in FreeHand Systems International, Inc.'s Annual Report and any subsequent reports filed with the SEC under the Exchange Act. This press release speaks as of the date first set forth above and FreeHand Systems International, Inc. assumes no responsibility to update the information included herein for events occurring after the date hereof. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to factors such as the lack of capital, timely development of products, inability to deliver products when ordered, inability of potential customers to pay for ordered products, and political and economic risks inherent in international trade.

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    Clyde Beswick
    Chief Marketing Director
    FreeHand Systems, Inc.
    95 First Street, Suite 200
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    310.275.9269