SOURCE: Entertainment Arts Research Inc.

November 09, 2010 13:08 ET

Entertainment Arts Research, Inc. (EARI) Is Proud to Announce the Official Beta Launch of Universe of Faith Music (UOFM),

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Entertainment Arts Research, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EARI) -- Universe of Faith Music (UOFM) is the ONLY online music download distributor that caters primarily to the Christian, faith-based community by selling digital downloads of Christian/Gospel and Classical music exclusively.

Universe of Faith (UOF) is one of the key umbrella brands, which is being built from the ground up to serve as an evergreen property and a staple revenue generator for EARI. UOFM is the first of their long-awaited releases. While boasting that it will possess the largest compiled catalog of Christian/Gospel music downloads available UOFM will also be adding to this already extensive collection, the largest catalog of classical music by year-end. This will bring their combined list of available tracks over the one million mark. Downloads will start around $.99 per track and $9.99 for a full album with releases available from all four of the major labels as well as a host of independents.

UOFM users will be able to search, preview and purchase past, present, and upcoming music releases from all of their favorite artists, such as: Toby Mac, Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Third Day, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Jars of Clay, and myriad of others. "We will be working closely with all of the labels to bring our users exciting exclusive promotions, free downloads and new release pre orders from all of their favorite artists," assures Nick Pellegrino, Vice President of Business Development and Content.

"We are determined to make Universe Of Faith Music THE premier digital destination for Christian, Gospel and Classical music fans everywhere."

UOFM registrants will also get preferred offerings and pricing opportunities to upcoming UOF product releases such as UOF books and UOF Virtual World, as a result of their early UOF affiliation and long-term customer loyalty starting with UOFM.

EARI had originally planned to launch a Christian-focused virtual world first. When asked how the UOFM ended up being first to market, EARI's CEO, Jonathan Eubanks commented, "We have moved the release of the UOF Virtual World, our interactive Christian social network, to the summer of 2011. It was our original plan to launch the virtual world first. However, upon a more careful review of our launch strategy, we determined that it made more sense to launch our online music distribution platform first. We felt this would be the best introduction of the UOF brand to the marketplace since most people are music lovers of varying degrees and are accustomed to the process of acquiring music online." Mr. Eubanks further asserted, "EARI believes that by having an online distribution source which ONLY sells Christian/Gospel and Classical music, clergy, parents and all members of the faith-based community will be granted the solid assurance of not having to sort through or be unnecessarily exposed to secular content that might not be of interest to them."

Under Universe of Faith, EARI is planning the upcoming 2011 launches: Universe of Faith Books, Universe of Faith Sermons, and Universe of Faith LIVE! "We are committed to 'ENTERTAINING TRUTH,' on every digital platform," says, Jonathan Eubanks.

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