Roxio to Provide CD Burning Technology for pressplay Music Subscription Service

Milpitas, California - (December 11, 2001) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), the Digital Media Company, announced today it has been chosen to provide CD recording capabilities for pressplay's music subscription service.

In addition to providing CD burning technology for pressplay, Roxio will be a pressplay affiliate, offering consumers digital music on 'Roxio pressplay'. As an affiliate, Roxio will introduce its customers to 'Roxio pressplay' through Roxio's web site,, advertising programs, retail products and other marketing promotions. Pressplay plans to launch its service in the United States before the end of the year through Roxio and other affiliates, including, MSN and Yahoo!. Pressplay will enable its members to stream, download and burn music. Pressplay's vast online catalog will include music from the world's three largest music companies and numerous independent labels.

"We are excited that pressplay has chosen Roxio to provide their CD recording functionality," said Chris Gorog, president and chief executive officer of Roxio. "Pressplay is building a path to the future which will allow consumers to experience a new way of enjoying music. Roxio prides itself in its forward-looking approach to the market and we are proud to be part of this compelling new service."

"Pressplay is dedicated to building and offering a service to move the music listening experience forward for music fans," added Andy Schuon, president and CEO of pressplay. "Roxio's brand is recognizable to consumers and its technology is the market leader. Working with Roxio lets our subscribers know that they are using proven and innovative technology."

Roxio uses a basic CD burning plug-in to burn content to CD at 4X speed. Customers who want to burn at full speed, up to 24X, will be able to purchase a premium CD burning plug-in, available from Roxio, within the service. Customers who want more burning functionality, such as photos and video, can upgrade to Roxio's full-featured Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum software package available at or at local computer retail outlets. Pressplay customers who already own Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum will be able to burn CDs at full speed when using the pressplay service. The Roxio CD burning functionality in pressplay will be available in all versions of the pressplay service, regardless of which affiliate the consumer uses.

About pressplay

Pressplay is an equally held joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group (a unit of Vivendi Universal), and has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Music companies, including EMI Recorded Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Madacy, Matador, Navarre, OWIE, Razor & Tie, Roadrunner, Rounder and Sanctuary, separately provide their music to pressplay on a non-exclusive basis. Pressplay will be available to consumers through affiliate relationships with, MSN, Roxio and Yahoo!. An independent executive team with deep music, programming, and technology and business experience leads the company.

Safe Harbor Statement

The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release, in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Additional information on these and other factors are contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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