SOURCE: FreeHand Systems

November 01, 2007 09:00 ET

FreeHand Systems and Naxos Online Libraries Launch Sheet Music Library Web Site

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - November 1, 2007) - FreeHand Systems, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary of FreeHand Systems International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FSYI), and Naxos Online Libraries announced today the official launch of the Naxos Music Library - Sheet Music. The program is an expansion of the library program FreeHand acquired when it purchased SheetMusicNow.com in 2006.

The newly launched program combines the previous effort plus additional songs published by FreeHandMusic.com and triples the number of available titles, increasing the number of titles to over 40,000. In addition to adding new titles, FreeHand has implemented Mac compatibility as well with its Solero Viewer, proprietary software used for downloading, printing, and transposition.

"We are committed to growing the library business model and our partnership with Naxos has significant growth potential for us," said Kim Lorz, CEO of FreeHand Systems.

Klaus Heymann, founder of Naxos, said, "The launch of the joint Naxos Music Library Sheet Music database represents the shared commitment of Freehand and Naxos to music education through the development of relevant technology. We look forward to working with Freehand in the future to expand our cooperation to create exciting new educational products."

Naxos, founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann, brings great recordings from all over the globe to listeners at a price they can afford. Mr. Heymann's forward thinking led to the creation of the Naxos Music Library in 2000. It is quickly becoming the premier music resource for the World's libraries and educational institutions. The Naxos Music Library is a digital music resource for students and library patrons available throughout North America and most of the World.

FreeHand Systems, Inc. (www.freehandsystems.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Freehand Systems International, Inc., 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.

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

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

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