VirginMega.fr, the 1st web site in France

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Lagardère Travel Retail

Paris, December 29th, 2003

VirginMega.fr

and BMG have just signed an agreement for digital distribution. This agreement allows VirginMega.fr to distribute BMG music titles via Internet by downloading process. Therefore, VirginMega.fr is now the 1st French web site that has obtained the rights for digital distribution of the 5 major production companies. This represents a unique Internet music-downloading offer in France!

Moreover, VirginMega.fr has also signed with SPPF and UPFI, 2 professional organizations that represent French independent production companies.

The VirginMega.fr web site has now more than 300.000 visitors per month and sales are growing rapidly. This is going to increase on and on with the addition of BMG titles. 50.000 titles were until now available, but this offer should quickly rise up to 500.000 titles.

Aujourd’hui, le site VirginMega.fr enregistre plus de 300 000 visiteurs par mois et les ventes se développent rapidement. Une tendance qui va évidemment se confirmer avec l’arrivée du catalogue de BMG sur le site. Le service VirginMega.fr offre aujourd’hui un catalogue de 50 000 titres mais détient à présent les droits de distribution numérique lui permettant de monter rapidement à 500 000 titres.
   

“Our offer will reach 500.000 titles by mid-2004. With the arrival of BMG’s titles, our product offer is now complete and legal and constitutes a real alternative to hacking growth. Within the next months, we are going to take fully advantage of the fact that VirginMega.fr has been ahead of its competitors for 2 years,” Jean-Noël Reinhardt, President of VirginMega.fr, emphasized.

This agreement also suits BMG as it allows to distribute music while promoting repertoires and respecting the rights of authors and producers”, said Christophe Waignier, C.O.O. of BMG France.

Contact :

Alexander Twose - Tel. 33 1 42 99 07 01 - twose@hachette-distribution-services.fr

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