SOURCE: Archos, Inc.

June 06, 2008 13:23 ET

ARCHOS Expands Its Content Portal With New Partner Jamendo

ARCHOS Adds More Than 140,000 Free Songs to Its Content Offering, Allowing Consumers to Download, Share and Discover Music for Free

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) - ARCHOS announced today a partnership with Jamendo, an online community that provides the largest catalogue of free digital music available. Through the agreement, anyone with an ARCHOS WiFi portable media player (PMP) can choose from 140,000 songs to legally download directly to their device, share and discover music at no cost. The expanded music offering is available through the ARCHOS Content Portal (ACP), which customers can access by clicking the icon located on their device.

ARCHOS users can easily download free music from the Jamendo catalogue with one click, share favorites with friends and family and discover new artists and songs by searching within genres, such as rock, hip-hop, jazz and more. More than 500,000 songs are downloaded each month from Jamendo, representing numerous genres and artists from around the world -- which are now available to ARCHOS users to enjoy in the living room or on the go. ARCHOS users can download, share and discover music on their PMP for free, making the anywhere entertainment experience richer.

"It is a privilege to work with ARCHOS and offer thousands of hours of free music for discovery, download and sharing to its customers," said Dorota Smaggia, head of business development for Jamendo. "Our catalogue of music is perfect for those who want unlimited access to music and the freedom to share it legally."

The ACP provides the easiest way to acquire movies through ARCHOS devices wirelessly -- without using a PC. The ACP is integrated into the 605 WiFi and 705 WiFi, providing access to favorite entertainment content. ARCHOS customers can access the ACP directly from their device to access movies, music and more.

Following are a sampling of tracks from around the world currently offered by Jamendo and ARCHOS:

US -- Tryad "Public Domain" -- Download

UK -- The Heavens "The Heavens" -- Download

France -- Lull "Duo Acoustique" -- Download

Germany -- Ewa Firsowicz "Songs für einen Nachmittag" -- Download

Spain -- Pacotiempo "Hacia el Sur" -- Download

Italy -- Rein "GrandTour" -- Download

Netherlands -- Silence "L'autre endroit" -- Download

Russia -- Olga Scotland -- Download

About Jamendo

Launched in 2005, Jamendo is the leading platform worldwide for free, legal music download and distribution. The website is currently available in six languages and offers a large catalogue of over 140,000 tracks, available from 5,000 artists and bands, coming from 60 countries. Jamendo's innovative model enables users to download unlimited free music. It also allows for the remuneration of artists, based on either the share of revenue from advertising or from one of the commercial partnerships. For artists, it is an outstanding promotional tool. More information and to discover new talent visit: www.jamendo.com

About ARCHOS

ARCHOS introduced the hard-drive-based MP3 player with the Jukebox 6000 in 2000, and since that time has revolutionized consumer electronics devices. The company introduced the portable video player in 2003 and was the first to bring TV recording, wireless and touch screens to the portable media player. ARCHOS' award-winning products let consumers enjoy movies, photos, video, music and television anytime, anywhere. Established in 1988, ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, and is quoted on Compartment B of Euronext Paris, ISIN Code FR0000182479. More information is available online at www.archos.com.

Contact Information

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    Allison Vano
    Concept Communications for ARCHOS
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