Playlist Magazine Now Available Online PlaylistMag.com also features free downloads and celebrity playlists

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 15, 2004 – With the launch of PlaylistMag.com, digital music enthusiasts now have free access to a site dedicated to capturing the excitement of the digital music marketplace. The site features free music downloads in every style, playlists from musicians and celebrities, and a community forum where users can share their tips, tricks and even their own playlists with other digital music fans.

Launched by IDG’s Mac Publishing, LLC in conjunction with Playlist, the newsstand-only magazine, PlaylistMag.com is designed for all digital music enthusiasts – from the novice music consumer to the digital-entertainment fanatic. The site features “Today’s Playlists,” a collection of hot tracks selected by celebrities and musicians such as Rosanne Cash, Lil Jon, and members of Franz Ferdinand as well as music-industry insiders, and PlaylistMag.com editors. Cool music downloads, updated daily, are free for the taking. News about the digital music market and new releases as well as the Top 10 music charts from iTunes are also available online. Editorial on the site will spotlight digital music technology, the digital lifestyle, and music artists.

The new Web site is edited by Christopher Breen a Macworld columnist and author of the popular book Secrets of the iPod. “The listening landscape has changed dramatically since the advent of the iPod.” said Breen, editor-in-chief of PlaylistMag.com. “Our goal is to expose our visitors to great music through our daily downloads, featured playlists, and industry interviews. We’ll also keep you up to date with what’s happening in the world of digital music through our news links. And if you need assistance deciding which gear best suits your musical needs—or simply can’t figure out how to move Music A to Device B—our reviews and tutorials will provide all the help you need.”

About Mac Publishing LLC

Mac Publishing, LLC publishes the world’s leading independent Macintosh publication and Web sites. Every month the award-winning Macworld magazine reaches over a million Macintosh professionals and enthusiasts while the Mac Publishing Web presence garners an average of 2 million unique visitors. The Mac Publishing sites include: Macworld.com, MacCentral.com, and PlaylistMag.com. Headquartered in San Francisco, Mac Publishing LLC is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Macworld, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & ExpoR, Macworld Conference & ExpoR, DEMOR, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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