SOURCE: MindBranch, Inc.

May 03, 2005 13:32 ET

MindBranch Partners With RS Consulting to Expand Coverage to Consumer Markets, Announces Release of New Reports on Digital Music

NORTH ADAMS, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2005 -- MindBranch announced today the addition of a new research partner, RS Consulting. This strategic distribution partnership will allow MindBranch to expand research offerings focused on the growing consumer markets. Products will be offered through its website, www.mindbranch.com.

The first report released from this new partnership is Digital Music: The Portable MP3 Market (http://www.mindbranch.com/products/R659-0001.html). This new RS Consulting report analyzes 4,000 interviews investigating the state of the digital music market. The study summarizes the findings with regard to the booming device market through market sizing for portable devices in 2004 and 2005 predictions, usage of portable devices to play downloaded music, and profiling brand awareness, usage, behaviors of device owners and digital music users.

Carlos Sanchez, RS Consulting Project Manager, states, "There have been many developments in the digital music space over the past year -- new players entering the hardware space, new emphasis from mobile phone providers and operators, and a plethora of link-ups and channel agreements for the potentially lucrative download market. Our figures analyse this market in detail."

A second RS Consulting report, Digital Music: Pay Downloading (http://www.mindbranch.com/products/R659-0002.html), is also available through MindBranch. This report is also based on over 4,000 interviews focused at understanding the digital music market. The study gives a summary of the booming pay-download market. The report also provides market sizing data, and profiling of pay-download services, digital music users, and digital music software.

Manufacturers and suppliers of digital music products, or sales, marketing, and other professionals interested in learning more about this or other similar reports that are available through MindBranch, Inc. should call 1-413-662-3758.

About MindBranch:

MindBranch Inc. is a leading market research services company distributing reports, newsletters, directories, databases, subscription services, country and/or company profiles and custom research in over 130 industry segments from over 400 leading firms. Since 1992, they have recommended market research and helped clients centralize and streamline their research procurement.

About RS Consulting:

Established in 1984, RS Consulting is a highly respected consultancy specializing in market research for leading players in Technology, Corporate Finance, Public Policy, and Industry and Supply Chain. RS Consulting offers comprehensive global coverage with the same rigorous data quality standards throughout.

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