New Winamp Player Unveils Breakthrough MusicMagic Playlist and Recommendation Technology From Predixis Helping Fans Find the Right Music for any Mood

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Winamp has long been the player of choice for serious digital music aficionados. In the latest release of Winamp, Predixis technology gives fans a new way to create instant playlists and re-discover hidden gems in their own music collections.

Predixis today announced that MusicMagic™ playlist technology has been embedded into AOL’s popular Winamp media player. A longtime leading digital media player, Winamp® has a solid history of providing cutting edge features and a vast range of customization options. The latest version of the Winamp player (5.1), available now at http://www.winamp.com, has incorporated Predixis MusicMagic – giving Winamp users an easy way to automatically create song playlists from vast music collections.

MusicMagic’s breakthrough acoustic technology finally solves the core problem with large digital music libraries: getting the right music at the right moment. By enabling listeners to generate instant playlists from their ‘seed’ song of choice, MusicMagic makes any music library more enjoyable, no matter how large and diverse. And in an industry first, the Predixis plugin for Winamp instantly recommends similar music for purchase, linking listeners directly to the AOL online music shop.

"Predixis is thrilled to have been invited to incorporate MusicMagic into the latest version of the Winamp player, one of the most utilized and respected audio players in the industry," said Matthew Dunn, CEO of Predixis. "We feel confident that the combination will provide music fans with the ultimate music listening experience."

Incorporating years of research and development, MusicMagic maps out the acoustic relationships in listeners’ collection to enable instantaneous grouping and ordering of songs. From any song or artist, Predixis’ technology creates ‘instant albums’ of compatible songs for pleasing, non-random playlists. World and indie music, and even original compositions, are handled as accurately as mainstream tracks.

Launched in January 1998, Winamp (http://www.winamp.com) is a world leading advanced media player application with more than 48 million monthly worldwide users*. Winamp supports high fidelity playback of CD, MP3, aacPlus, MPEG, WMA, WMV, NSV and other popular digital audio and video formats as well as skins and plug-ins. Winamp and SHOUTcast (http://www.shoutcast.com) were acquired by America Online, Inc. in May 1999 and are part of AOL Music’s leading offerings (http://www.aolmusic.com).

  • ComScore Media Metrix Worldwide, July 2005

About Predixis

Predixis (http://www.predixis.com) enables digital devices to 'hear' and use the musical attributes of songs, albums and artists. Predixis’ MusicMagic™ acoustic framework powers the digital music cycle, from listening to purchase, on devices from portable to PC to store. Powered by the largest collection of fingerprinted and analyzed tracks in the world**, the Predixis solution enables listeners to manage, enjoy, and grow their digital music collections.

** 7.5 million tracks as of release

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