LOS GATOS, California — October 25, 2004 — Audible Magic Corporation today announced a program that enables independent artists and labels to register their music with the company’s anti-piracy information service for CD pressing plants. Offered through CD replicators that use Audible Magic’s RepliCheck service for verifying copyrights, the program provides registration and digital “fingerprinting” of original works for a nominal processing fee. The company has previously announced agreements with Universal Music and Sony to register their musical works.

“The song registration program gives the indie artist or label the control over their property that would usually require the huge budget or serious connections associated with being on a major label,” said Micah Solomon, president of Oasis CD Manufacturing. Oasis is one of the largest independent-oriented CD manufacturers in the nation, and has registered over 200 independent artists with RepliCheck. “For minimal cost, the artist is assured their work will be identified, before pressing, by an anti-piracy/intellectual rights management system that is becoming standard among CD replication facilities.”

RepliCheck combines patented technology for generating fingerprints, a proprietary technology for searching millions of fingerprints over the web in a matter of seconds, and a huge database of North American and World music to provide a unique solution to the CD replication industry. It is rapidly becoming a standard worldwide, used by companies such as Sanyo, JVC, Q-Media, Eva-Tone, Oasis CD and many others.

Michael Hacala is the drummer for Tangerine Trousers, named the outstanding acoustic group at the Detroit Music Awards and a recent RepliCheck registrant. The group has put out two CD’s to date, and has played from Iowa to Nashville, recently headlining folk festivals in Ohio and Michigan.

“All our work is copyrighted, but RepliCheck gives us a flexible way to manage our copyrights to help build our career,” said Hacala. “We have a very good chance of knowing if anyone is recording our original material — and we’re in a position to decide if the exposure will help us, or if we’d rather that our material not be used.”

“This gives indie artists a way to protect their music from physical piracy, which despite the damage P2P file sharing has done, remains a big problem,” said Vance Ikezoye, founder and CEO of Audible Magic. “We’ve also begun to deploy a solution that offers the same protection for P2P file trading, and in that area artists will have the flexibility to decide if they want to allow trading or not.”

Audible Magic Corporation is the leading provider of content management and anti-piracy services. Its patented content identification technologies and extensive reference database of audio and video content enable the company to monitor, track, manage, filter and monetize multi-media digital content. The company’s core copyright-sensing technology, CopySense®, accurately identifies digital or broadcast media content based on the perceptual characteristics of the content itself. Built on a patented electronic fingerprinting process, the technology is robust, efficient, and massively scalable. Recognized throughout the music and video industry as the de factor leader in identification services, Audible Magic is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Its customers include Web 2.0 websites, CD/DVD replicators, peer-to-peer networking companies, internet service providers and universities, which span the media and entertainment industries, major business, governmental and educational institutions markets.

For more information, visit Audible Magic’s website at www.audiblemagic.com or contact:

Audible Magic Media & Analyst Inquiries

Jay Friedman
Vice President of Marketing and Product Management
408-399-6405 x238
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