SOURCE: JamLegend

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August 31, 2009 08:25 ET

JamLegend Trumps Guitar Hero -- Play Your Own Songs

If You Own the Beatles, You Can Play the Beatles

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2009) - JamLegend.com has launched its system that allows anyone to play any song they own in an online Guitar Hero-like game. Whether it's Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, or Michael Jackson, users can upload and immediately play their favorite songs in JamLegend's Guitar Hero-style game.

"We started JamLegend to unleash music games. If you missed out on Guitar Hero: Metallica, can't wait for Rock Band: Beatles, or want to experience music in a new way, JamLegend gives you the power to choose what you want to play and how you want to play it," said CEO and co-founder Andrew Lee.

Users enjoy a free personal library of 5 songs and can upgrade to JamLegend Pro for 100 songs at $4.99 a month ($29.99 a year) or 500 songs at $9.99 a month ($49.99 a year). Users can still challenge their friends as long as their friend has the same song in their library. For users who do not own a song, JamLegend provides easy links to purchase the song online.

Always free to play is JamLegend's massive 500+ song collection from nearly 300 independent artists, major labels, and aspiring musicians. The collection is more than double the number of songs available in Rock Band 2 and triple the number of songs available in the most recent Guitar Hero. Launched last year, JamLegend's network of users and artists has brought players into the creation process, assisting emerging artists who wished to increase engagement in interactive music games. MTV Games and Harmonix recently announced the creation of their Rock Band Network similar to JamLegend's community.

Since JamLegend launched in December, JamLegend:

--  was named one of the top 100 web apps by CNET Webware.
--  has enabled artists from Universal Music, Sony Music, Jamendo, and a
    variety of indie bands to better engage and connect to fans.
--  is compatible with Guitar Hero or Rock Band equipment.
    

Songs on JamLegend have been played over 30 million times with artists and players hailing from around the world. JamLegend has created the most comprehensive system for music gaming online, leveraging its community and technology to make songs literally "playable."

About JamLegend

JamLegend is the leader in online music games. It was founded in 2008 as a way for college buddies Arjun Lall, Andrew Lee, and Ryan Wilson to play a Guitar Hero-like music game with more songs and more friends without breaking the bank to buy each Guitar Hero or Rock Band release. JamLegend has since grown to over 850K unique visitors per month, building the largest online music gaming community where artists and fans work together to change the way music and games are experienced.

To find out more or to give JamLegend a try, visit http://www.jamlegend.com

If you're an artist or label, you can apply for the open platform here: http://www.jamlegend.com/artists/signup

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