SOURCE: Muze Inc.

January 08, 2008 13:26 ET

Muze Achieves Record 2007

Leading Information Provider for Entertainment Media Demonstrates Growth With New Customers and Enhanced Products

NEW YORK, NY and SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Muze Inc., a world leader in enabling entertainment commerce, today announced significant year-end results for 2007. The Company expanded its customer portfolio to nearly 1000 companies worldwide, adding new customers in the social networking, online retail and mobile service industries. iLike, DVD.TV, Melodis, and Mixaloo, are just a few of the companies that rely on Muze media information products to develop innovative new strategies and business models around digital entertainment media. Mark Stutzman, CEO of Mixaloo, said, "Our partnership with Muze has helped Mixaloo develop an exciting service to create and share digital mix tapes, allowing users to discover new music and find their favorite songs by sampling from more than three million tracks."

Muze bolstered its entertainment product databases with the ingestion of over 1 million new releases, tracks, images, streaming multimedia previews, bios, and editorial entries for music, books, film and video, and video games. Muze entertainment product databases and preview samples are used to support commerce, power search-and-discovery, enable playlists, navigate consumer electronics devices, and provide a foundation for new and innovative business models across the entire spectrum of digital entertainment. With this database expansion, and utilizing a new data architecture, Muze continues to provide the industry with the most current and comprehensive entertainment product data available.

Muze also released the first product from its forthcoming suite of enhanced entertainment product databases, MuzeGames™ 2.0. The new MuzeGames™ product represents the first Muze media information product to be available with flexible content "tiers," enabling companies to select the data that meets their specific requirements. This comprehensive database of commerce-enabling games data is augmented with high-value editorial content and rich media including trailers, previews, and game images. Tiers include:

--  MuzeGames™ Elements - Provides essential product data on over
    68,000 game releases, covering the entire video game spectrum, from classic
    to contemporary
    
--  MuzeGames™ Definitive - Adds rich, in-depth editorial data,
    including news, previews and in-depth reviews, awards, hints, and tips
    
--  MuzeGames™ Illustrated - Adds images, package covers and screen
    shots, plus rich streaming media -- an industry first -- including clips of
    game play and preview trailers
    

"2007 was a milestone year for Muze, and we were able to significantly increase our value to our customers and partners," said Muze Chairman and CEO Janice P. Anderson. "The evolution of how people search, discover and consume entertainment media products has fueled market growth. From traditional retail to emerging social networks and mobile entertainment services, Muze entertainment product data has become an essential component that enables consumers to find, connect, and purchase music, film, books, and video games. Throughout 2008, we will continue to provide innovative new products with high value to our customers and partners."

About Muze Inc.

Established in 1991, Muze provides solutions to businesses that enable search, discovery, and purchase of entertainment content. Our media information products and our sample and discovery services provide the foundation for making all types of entertainment products available on-demand anywhere, anytime. This creates a truly compelling consumer experience, and one that benefits the industry as a whole. Hundreds of companies worldwide -- ranging from in-store and online retailers, portals, community sites, auction sites, consumer electronics, and mobile providers -- rely on Muze's rich entertainment content digital sample services to support both physical and digital retail commerce. Clients include Yahoo!, eBay, O2 Germany, Best Buy, Facebook, Overstock, iLike, Pricegrabber, Packet Video, Hot Topic, Amazon, Play.com, CNET, and many others. Muze has offices in New York City, Seattle, and London. To learn more, please visit www.muze.com and www.muzeeurope.com.

Contact Information

  • Muze Press Contact:
    David Z Orban
    Director of Marketing
    (212) 824-0349
    dorban@muze.com