Ripshark and MP3tunes Team Up For End-to-End Digital Music Services

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Sales and marketing alliance extends both companies’ service offerings, delivering a full CD-to-online music experience.

Ripshark, LLC ( today announced an agreement with MP3tunes ( to offer its CD-to-MP3 conversion customers online music lockers powered by MP3tunes’ Oboe. The unique add-on service contributes to an end-to-end solution that allows music lovers to seamlessly convert their CD collections into MP3 libraries and then access them online for their personal enjoyment from virtually anywhere.

"Ripshark’s professional CD-to-MP3 conversion services and MP3tune’s Oboe online storage and delivery technology represent the ‘chocolate and peanut butter’ of the digital music revolution,” said Adam Sellke, Founder and President of Ripshark. “Each is great on its own, but together, they make for something really special."

"With unlimited storage, the Oboe music locker offers a unique and powerful option for Ripshark's customers,” said MP3tunes President, Emily Richards. “And with all of their music online, they can access their music library anywhere with a web connection."

As a convenient, economical choice for Ripshark's customers, the Oboe music locker is available immediately at for just $39.95 per year. In addition to online access to their complete digital music collection, Oboe users enjoy unlimited storage with no extra bandwidth charges, plus Macintosh, Microsoft Windows or Linux software for easy one-button syncing. The Oboe locker is accessible for streaming music through any web browser, as well as through popular media players such as Winamp and iTunes. With their entire song collections safe online, Ripshark customers can listen to their music from any device with an Internet connection as well as sync their songs to each computer and device they own.

Two-year old Ripshark is seeking to capitalize on the more than $10 billion in music CDs that have been purchased over the past decade by offering consumers a bridge service to the booming, so-called “iPod economy”. Over the past year, Ripshark has enhanced operations and offerings with its proprietary sharkBAIT technology--increasing processing throughput and metadata accuracy--as well as added innovative products and services such as Oboe, earning it the distinction of being a “Best Pick” and “Highly Recommended” by industry experts and customers alike.

About Ripshark

Founded in 2004 by music lovers, for music lovers, Twin Cities-based Ripshark, LLC provides professional CD-to-MP3 conversion services to consumers, DJs, radio stations, hotels, restaurants and other entertainment and hospitality industry customers.

About MP3tunes

MP3tunes is an online service provider focusing on digital music. The company was founded by Michael Robertson, founder and original CEO of

Contact Ripshark

Additional information about Ripshark is available at For more information, contact Adam Sellke at, or call 612.386.6665.


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