Loudeye Corp.

Loudeye Powers Digital Music Store for Portugal Telecom, Marking Expansion into Portuguese Market

    Seattle (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - Loudeye Now Powering Music Stores in 17 Countries Worldwide

    Loudeye Corp. (Nasdaq: LOUD), a worldwide leader in business-to-business digital media solutions, today announced it was chosen by Portugal Telecom to power a privately branded digital music download store for Portugal Telecom's SAPO Networks, Portugal's leading Internet portal. The announcement marks the expansion of Loudeye and its OD2 services into Portugal, extending its global reach across 17 countries.

    Portugal Telecom is launching a new broadband entertainment channel on its SAPO Networks, including a complete branded digital music store powered by Loudeye's OD2 services. The store, which is live today and available through www.sapo.pt, will feature music from all four major labels and many independent labels.

    "Today's launch of a new store on SAPO Networks represents the growing demand for digital music worldwide and our ability to work closely in various regions, languages and currencies to create a customized and highly compelling digital music experience for our customers," said Charles Grimsdale, president and general manager of Loudeye's international business operations. "Expanding into Portugal by powering one the largest Internet portals in the country further demonstrates the important role digital music can play in helping companies drive incremental revenue opportunities, strengthen relationships and increase brand recognition across their consumer base."

    About Loudeye Corp.

    Loudeye is a worldwide leader in business-to-business digital media solutions and the outsourcing provider of choice for companies looking to maximize the return on their digital media investment. Loudeye combines innovative products and services with the world's largest music archive and the industry's leading digital media infrastructure enabling partners to rapidly and cost effectively launch complete, customized digital media stores and services. For more information, visit www.loudeye.com.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current estimates and actual results may differ materially due to risks, including the completion of the development of the platform; possibility of adverse changes in the market for distribution of digital music that Loudeye serves; adverse or uncertain legal developments with respect to copyrights surrounding the creation and distribution of digital content; pricing pressures and other activities by competitors; lack of market acceptance for Loudeye's products and services; the possible delay in the adoption of digital media or related applications on the web in general; and other risks set forth in Loudeye's most recent Form 10-Q, Form 10-K and other SEC filings which are available through EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Loudeye assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements.

    Web site: http://www.sapo.pt

    Web site: http://www.loudeye.com

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Karen DeMarco, kdemarco@mprm.com, or Yasmeen Coning,
yconing@mprm.com, both of mPRm Public Relations, for Loudeye Corp.
+1-323-933-3399; or Simon Hill of Trimedia Communications UK,
+44(0)207-471-6826, or +44(0)7776-251192, or
simon.hill@trimediauk.com, for Loudeye Corp.; or Michael Dougherty of
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