May 29, 2007 11:45 ET

Nettwerk and 4INFO Bring Avril Lavigne Fans Real-Time Mobile Updates and Live Messages From Avril

It's the 'Best Damn Way Ever' for Fans to Get Instant Updates on Avril News, Ringtones, Tour Dates and More Directly to Their Mobile Phones

PALO ALTO, CA and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Nettwerk Music Group, Canada's leading privately owned record label, and 4INFO, Inc., a leading provider of text and SMS services, today announced a partnership that allows Avril Lavigne fans to get instant updates on news, upcoming albums and tours, as well as messages from Avril, herself, sent directly to their mobile phones.

When fans visit Avril's fan sites at or, they can sign up to get free real-time news alerts and messages pushed to their mobile phones. Fans can also text the word "Avril" to 44636 (4INFO) to receive a menu of the latest Avril-related news, gear, promotions and concert and tour information. Fans can even look forward to getting notes direct from Avril right to their mobile phones.

"4INFO's innovative and simple Open Platform publishing system offers artists like Avril Lavigne an easy, innovative way to stay connected to their fans," said Brent Muhle, General Manager of Nettwerk Music Group. "We are excited to deliver this cutting-edge service to Avril Lavigne enthusiasts so that they can keep up with her latest music, news and ideas."

"The music industry has been a leader in using new technology to bring fans closer to the artists and music that they love," said 4INFO CEO Zaw Thet. "Mobile phones and music are increasingly integrated, so it's a natural solution to bring fan information to their cell phones. We are looking forward to building our relationship with Nettwerk."

About 4INFO

A leading provider of SMS/Text messaging technology, 4INFO connects companies with their mobile audiences. 4INFO's SMS/Text Publishing Platform gives publishers the easiest and most trusted means to mobilize and monetize their content and our Ad Marketplace gives marketers the only opportunity available today to connect with mobile audiences via targeted, relevant SMS/Text advertising. 4INFO's consumer suite of mobile services provides real-time access to sports scores, stock quotes, 411, weather updates, horoscopes, and a host of other information and entertainment services. 4INFO's investment partners include U.S. Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Gannett Company, Inc. 4INFO is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. Learn more at:

About Nettwerk

Nettwerk Music Group is Canada's leading privately owned record label and artist management company, responsible for managing some of North America's biggest artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne and many others. Nettwerk has several offices located around the world including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Nashville and London. Its home office is in Vancouver, B.C.

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