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Riffage.com Gets Into Live Webcasting Services

Riffage.com (http://www.riffage.com) formed a new division, Riffage Live, that will provide live performance and programming.

Riffage Live's initial services will include production and delivery of live and on-demand webcasts.

Already, the company has signed exclusive video webcast deals with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2000 (April 28-May 7) and BBC Music Live (May 29-30.

In March, Riffage.com announced its new live concert series "Riffage Live from the Great American Music Hall" that was taped for broadcast on cable television and offered via live and on-demand webcasts at http://live.riffage.com.

"Since its launch in June 1999, Riffage has been at the forefront of delivering music by independent artists to fans via a powerful, personalized experience over the Internet," said Ken Wirt, CEO and founder of Riffage.com. "The formation of Riffage Live is a very aggressive move by our company to grow beyond being a top Web destination for finding great, new music to becoming a real player in both online and off-line music programming."

The company appointed Jason Rubinstein as vice president and general manager of the new Riffage Live division.

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