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Thursday, 01/26/2006 12:04:39 AM

Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:04:39 AM

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VitalStream Powers First Lossless Digital On-line Music Download Service Featuring Top Music Labels
12/13/2005 8:00:11 AM

IRVINE, Calif., Dec 13, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- VitalStream, Inc. (VSTH), the world leader in audio and video streaming, today announced that MusicGiants, Inc. is using VitalStream's world class content delivery network to power the only high-definition music download service to feature the full digital catalogs of the major music companies. The recent multimillion-dollar infrastructure investment made by VitalStream ensures customers like MusicGiants are able to deliver the high quality streams necessary to serve their clients.

MusicGiants' lossless download service (available at, is the first commercial music download service to offer high-definition, digital recordings from top music labels like EMI Music, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. MusicGiants is the only legal download service to offer all of its music encoded in Microsoft Corporation's (MFST) Windows Media Audio lossless format, reproducing music up to 1100 kbps (kilobits per second), delivering the sound quality of the original CD. Ordinary download services provide music at data rates of 128 to 192 kbps.

"MusicGiants' high quality music delivery service required a world class content delivery network with the quality and capacity to serve the needs and expectations of its customers," said Jack Waterman, CEO at VitalStream. "VitalStream is pleased to be able to provide seamless delivery to MusicGiants."

Artists like Michael Bolton are backing the service, saying, "It's very exciting and promising to know that there's finally a service such as MusicGiants that will reproduce the musical integrity of our work."

"If sound quality matters to you - and it should if you are going to listen to your music on anything other than ear buds - we are the only source for high definition downloads from the majors," Scott Bahneman, founder and CEO of MusicGiants said. "The process of delivering lossless music is complicated and expensive and we are glad to have a delivery partner like VitalStream to help make sure our process is flawless for our customers."

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