SOURCE: Napster

August 16, 2007 06:00 ET

Maxfield to Bundle Napster To Go With New Flagship MP3 Player

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Napster, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAPS) today announced an agreement with a leading German consumer electronics manufacturer, Maxfield, for a marketing partnership that will give customers who purchase Maxfield's new flagship MP3 player, the MAX Tiburón Grande Deluxe, instant access to the Napster To Go digital music service. Under terms of the agreement, the innovative packaging for the MAX Tiburón Grande Deluxe features Napster branding and a six-month subscription for Napster To Go.

The six-month subscription for Napster To Go includes unlimited, on-demand access to Napster's massive catalog. In addition to millions of tracks, Napster subscribers enjoy interactive, advertisment-free radio stations, playlists developed by music-industry professionals, and a host of community features to encourage discovery of new music.

The limited edition MAX Tiburón Grande Deluxe, which Maxfield and Napster will introduce at the upcoming IFA 2007 exhibition in Berlin, comes with four gigabytes of memory and will be the premier MP3 player offered from Maxfield's new MAX Tiburón product line, featuring a unique concave design to improve handling and ergonomics. Its scratch-resistant magnesium housing is extremely lightweight. It also contains an FM radio tuner and a Li-Ion battery that will provide up to 14 hours of continuous music, video and photo entertainment.

The MAX Tiburón Grande will be available in German stores in September 2007 as limited deluxe version for EUR 169 ($200 USD). Both companies are supporting the partnership with a variety of online and direct marketing activities.

About Napster

Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The company's offerings include "Napster" (www.Napster.com) -- the most popular on demand music subscription service in the world; "Freenapster" (www.freenapster.com) -- a unique Web experience offering free on demand music legally; and "Napster Mobile" -- one of the industry's fastest growing mobile music platforms. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Napster's services are available in markets across North America, Europe and Japan.

About Maxfield

Maxfield, the German electronics manufacturer, prides itself on continually providing its customers with products that reflect the highest standards of technological innovation and design at reasonable prices. Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, the company produces a wide range of mobile products, including MP3 players, mobile video and DVD players, and Bluetooth products. Additional data is available at www.maxfield.de.

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