SOURCE: Muze, Inc.

June 30, 2005 08:30 ET

Bill Stensrud Becomes Muze Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 30, 2005 -- Muze Inc., the leading provider of entertainment product information and services, today announced that Bill Stensrud, Chairman of the Board, has taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer. Stensrud will now manage day-to-day operations and business strategy. Stensrud brings to Muze extensive technology and management expertise, and a track record of growing successful businesses.

Stensrud is a Managing Director at Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, the largest venture firm headquartered in Southern California. Prior to joining Enterprise Partners in 1997, he was a private investor in Juniper Networks, where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. He was also an investor, director and active executive with Paradyne and GlobeSpan. Stensrud has been cited as one of the top 20 ranking on the Forbes list of "Movers and Shakers in Venture Capital." Stensrud also serves on the boards of several technology companies focusing on digital information, including Devicescape Software, Expresso Fitness and WideRay.

"Muze now has the resources to build on its strong presence in the digital entertainment marketplace," said Bill Stensrud. "We are investing heavily in technology to expand our information coverage, to increase the value of the services we bring to our clients, and to reach into new markets with innovative new services. We are committed to being the leading global provider of entertainment product information."

Muze was acquired by Enterprise Partners Venture Capital in May 2005. Stensrud will be replacing Paul Zullo, who stepped down as CEO after founding the company in 1991.

About Muze Inc.

Muze is the leading source of entertainment product information for music, books, films, and games. Since 1991, Muze has provided businesses with the most comprehensive and accurate entertainment content designed to help their customers make informed purchasing decisions. Muze content drives commerce by providing customers with detailed information about entertainment products, turning browsers into buyers. More than 250 companies rely on Muze's rich entertainment content to sell their products. In fact, Muze is the backbone of online commerce for major players in the entertainment retail business including Yahoo!, America Online, Tower Records, Best Buy and Real Networks. Muze product information also drives commerce by providing in-store solutions for companies such as Virgin Megastores, Transworld Entertainment, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Hastings and others. Muze is based in New York City. To learn more about Muze, please visit www.muze.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Natasha Molamusa
    Fusion PR, for Muze
    212-651-4207