SOURCE: Wetpaint

August 27, 2007 08:00 ET

fuse.tv Launches First-of-Its-Kind Music Artist Wiki Site

Ultimate Fan Site Is User-Friendly, Interactive Community Encouraging Fans to Personalize Artists Pages

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 27, 2007) - fuse, the national music television network, launched a music artist wiki site at www.wiki.fuse.tv, enabling fans to post facts, opinions, photos, videos, and personal notes about their favorite artists. Unlike other wiki sites, this technology, developed by Wetpaint, the consumer-friendly wiki for collaborating and publishing online, is more user-friendly and allows visitors to post more than just facts. In addition to exclusive content provided by fuse, including artist interviews, video and photos, visitors will be able to check-in on their favorite bands, show off their knowledge and connect with other like-minded fans. The site initially launched with user-generated content about Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Gym Class Heroes, among others.

"The fuse artist wiki continues to strengthen our commitment to both music and musicians, and creates another touch-point with our fans," said Beth Lewand, VP Digital Media, fuse. "This site is dynamic, interactive and designed for the way people use the web today, ensuring that our audience has access to the most up-to-date detailed artist information created by their peers."

The site will appeal to both serious and casual music fans. Casual fans can log on to find out the latest information on their favorite bands and hard-core fans can demonstrate their knowledge and connect with others who are equally passionate about their favorite bands. The site will be monitored by fuse, and fans must be 13 or older to post content. Future business opportunities for the wiki site include integrated partnerships and promotions with music companies, labels and advertisers.

About fuse

fuse is a music television network offering a window into artists and bands, unorthodox music line-ups, unconventional lives and emerging trends. fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience providing a destination for discovery and authentic content that pushes boundaries. Viewers can find a multi-media experience combining TV, Web and mobile technologies incorporating their opinions and ideas into the networks programming. Additional information about fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv. fuse is part of Madison Square Garden, L.P., owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, which includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, and the Beacon Theatre; and MSG Media, which is comprised of MSG and FSN New York; and the Madison Square Garden arena complex, located in the heart of the New York metropolitan area.

About Wetpaint

Wetpaint is changing the way people share and collaborate about passions and interests online through its consumer-friendly wiki platform. For the first time, anyone who knows how to use Microsoft Word can use Wetpaint to click and type online. Wetpaint has powered more than 500,000 user-created community sites since launching in June 2006. The Seattle startup has also caught the attention of prominent consumer brands such as ABC, BET, CBS, T-Mobile, and HTC. These companies have partnered with Wetpaint to create community sites for their most active and knowledgeable users. Wetpaint is backed by Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Frazier Technology Ventures. For more information, visit www.wetpaint.com.

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