SOURCE: MAGIX Entertainment Corporation

January 04, 2008 15:06 ET

Matching Music From Hard Disc and Internet Mufin MusicFinder Discovers and Plays Music to Match Your Mood and Taste on PC and Online

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 4, 2008) - MAGIX is the first to present a software solution that automatically finds and then plays music that matches the user's mood and taste. Mufin MusicFinder can search through collections that are usually multiple gigabytes in size found on PCs or online. The program automatically compiles a list of music similar to one or more songs. For every occasion -- whether sporting, party or for the car -- Mufin MusicFinder always finds the right music. Integrated AudioID technology -- developed by the creator of MP3 format, Professor Brandenburg -- identifies and suggests music tracks on a semantic basis according to the sound characteristics of the reference track. For this reason, results from Mufin are especially reliable. What's more, they're returned in split seconds. The program can be downloaded from www.mufin.com.

A study carried out by Philips Research Laboratories confirms that similarity counts as one of the most important criteria when searching through music.* The more comparison options available, the more accurate the result: Over 8 billion comparisons between over 4 million music tracks have already been made for AudioID. All newly released tracks from every record label are similarly integrated and are linked with already existing tracks.

Year-long research of the basics of music semantics by the Fraunhofer Institute as well as the expertise of MAGIX in the area of multimedia applications were seamlessly incorporated into the development of Mufin MusicFinder. This way, Mufin MusicFinder only plays those tracks that match one another.

And this not just on your own computer: Mufin MusicFinder is directly connected to a live network of music lovers. From the offline application Mufin MusicFinder it is possible to directly access the Mufin web portal.

Via this portal, tracks fitting to the songs found on your hard disk can be ordered. Simultaneously, the web portal becomes a contact hub for those interested in music around the world. Getting to know each other is made easy through similar musical tastes. Many options are offered to the music fan, whether at home or from a computer anywhere in the world. Profiles can be created using music that you've listened to or searched for and serve as the basis for meeting new people with similar music preferences for chatting or exchanging music tips.

You are welcome to join our press conference at the CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of 2008 to experience Mufin MusicFinder.

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, S228
Time: January 7, 2008, 11am-12pm

It would be our pleasure to welcome you to our press conference.

Materials:

Download Mufin MusicFinder at

www.mufin.com

Printable Logo Mufin MusicFinder:

http://content.magix.net/press/de/presskits/mufin/logo_mufin_musicfinder.zip

* See also: http://ismir2006.ismir.net/PAPERS/ISMIR06142_Paper.pdf

About MAGIX:

MAGIX AG, Berlin, is an internationally operating provider of software, online services and digital content for using multimedia products and services in personal communication. Furthermore, MAGIX also offers tailor-made multimedia packages as one-stop solutions to business partners such as online portals and hardware manufacturers. Since 1993 MAGIX has developed state-of-the-art technology for designing, editing and archiving digital photos, videos and music. In 2006, based on sales of products through retail distribution of photo, video and music software, MAGIX held a leading market position in Germany and various other European countries, and was one of the three leading market players in the USA.

Contact Information

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    MAGIX Entertainment
    Markus Gunn
    VP Sales & Marketing North America
    701 SW 27th Ave Suite 1403
    Miami, FL 33135
    Phone: 1-647-222-1102
    Fax: 1-305-642-6400
    Email: mailto:mgunn@magix.net

    MAGIX AG
    Tom Schwarzer - International PR
    Friedrichstrasse 200
    10117 Berlin, Germany
    T: +49-(0)30-29392 ext. 331
    F: +49-(0)30-29392 -400
    E: mailto:tschwarzer@magix.net
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