SOURCE: Muze Inc.

March 04, 2009 14:21 ET

Muze Continues Growth in 2008

New Products and Customer Wins Drive Momentum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Muze Inc., the only independent provider of entertainment information products and discovery services, today announced record results for 2008, which include multiple new product releases, customer acquisitions and international expansion.

"Muze significantly expanded our product portfolio, customer base and business operations in 2008," says Muze Chairman and CEO Janice P. Anderson. "We launched three media information solutions to the market with millions of new data elements, expanded our editorial content, signed forty-one new customers and completed the buyout of our joint venture in the United Kingdom."

The company's new Muze Media Information 2.0 is a suite of entertainment information solutions that provide normalized commercial metadata, rich editorial content and streaming media. Companies use Muze 2.0 to attract and retain subscribers, to increase sales of entertainment products including film, video, music, books and games and to sustain customer loyalty through value-add services.

Muze architected the industry's only unified and consistent approach to managing data. Muze 2.0 enables companies to link related entertainment products and services easily, integrate Muze data with 3rd party content management systems, social networking applications and commerce engines seamlessly, and is ideal for expanded search and discovery, social recommendation and personalization engines.

Muze also expanded its geographic footprint in 2008 through its buyout of Muze Europe Ltd. Muze Europe provides media information on UK and European music, video/film and game releases. Expanding Muze's international presence allows the company to enter new markets, create new partnerships and continue to deliver new and innovative media information solutions that meet the needs of its global customers.

In addition to product development and operations, Muze expanded its customer base worldwide by adding software and technology companies, wireless carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers and entertainment services providers to its portfolio. MusicToGo Media and Web Media Tools LLC are just a few of the companies that rely on Muze media information products to improve search, discoverability, sharing and consumption of entertainment products and services.

MusicToGo Media, which provides an interactive music discovery platform that delivers artist information for online publishers of music content and offers a unique sync in real time to a live stream or broadcast, is using Muze to increase artist/band brand awareness and to improve the customer experience.

"Muze enables new types of connections between end users and media to enhance their online experiences," says Anderson. "MusicToGo Media and others have built their businesses on engaging their audiences innovatively, and they see the value of leveraging Muze solutions in meeting their objectives."

About Muze Inc.

Established in 1991, Muze provides solutions to businesses that enable search, discovery, sharing, and purchasing of entertainment products. Our media information products and our sample and discovery services provide the foundation for making all types of entertainment products available on-demand anywhere, anytime, and are used by hundreds of companies worldwide to develop audiences and customers. Our clients range from in-store and online retailers, portals, community sites, and auction sites, to consumer electronics manufacturers and mobile services providers, all of whom rely on Muze's rich entertainment content and digital sample services to support both physical and digital retail commerce. Clients include Yahoo!, eBay, Best Buy, HMV, Blockbuster, Overstock, iLike, and many others. Muze is based in New York City with operations in North America and the United Kingdom. To learn more, please visit www.muze.com.

Contact Information

  • Muze PR, Media, and Analyst Relations
    Lee Ho
    (212) 824-0371
    lho@muze.com