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06/04/2002
Gracenote Extends Agreement With RealNetworks to Bring Digital Music Recognition to Consumer Electronics, PCs

Gracenote, a leading provider of music infrastructure technologies, today announced a multi-year renewal of its agreement with RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), the global leader in Internet...

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06/03/2002
New VAIO Desktops Help Create Personal Blockbusters

Sony's new summer line of VAIO® desktop PCs offers a variety of configuration options for people who are ready to dive into the world of customized DVD recording. With the novice-friendly Simple...

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05/31/2002
X-ecutioners Hit The Road With the Eminem & Ludacris 'Anger Management' Tour Supporting Best-Selling Breakthrough Album Built From Scratch

The X-ecutioners, the pioneering DJ crew who've spearheaded a revolution in "turntablism," will be touring with Eminem and Ludacris on the Anger Management tour which begins July 18 in Buffalo,...

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05/30/2002
PlayStation®2 Brings Rock 'N' Roll Entertainment Across the Country This Summer as Title Sponsor of Ozzfest 2002

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that its PlayStation®2 brand is the title sponsor for Ozzfest 2002. As the title sponsor for one of the most popular summer concert...

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05/23/2002
Derek Trucks Band on Tour Now

Columbia Records -- With "Joyful Noise," his eagerly-awaited debut album for Columbia Records, scheduled to hit stores on July 30, the 22-year-old guitar prodigy Derek Trucks has hit the road with...

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05/22/2002
Columbia Pictures Makes Pre-Emptive Bid to Acquire Films Rights To Robert Littell's Spy Thriller 'The Company: A Novel of the CIA'

Columbia Pictures made a pre- emptive bid to acquire the motion picture rights to Robert Littell's epic spy thriller "The Company: A Novel of the CIA," it was jointly announced today by John...

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05/22/2002
Jorma Kaukonen Celebrates the Release of His Columbia Records Debut Blue Country Heart

Masterful guitarist and renowned blues scholar Jorma Kaukonen will be joined on tour by Blue Country, a rotating ensemble which includes guitarists Sally Van Meter, (Taj Mahal, David Grisman)...

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05/21/2002
Columbia Acquires Rights to Develop Sci-Fi Action Film Based On Popular PC Game 'Deus Ex' for Producer Laura Ziskin

Columbia Pictures has optioned the rights to develop a science-fiction action-adventure franchise based on the award-winning PC game "Deus Ex," it was announced today by Peter Schlessel, President...

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05/20/2002
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment's Screenblast™ and Quiksilver/Roxy Partner on Integrated Cross-Marketing Initiative

Screenblast™, an online creativity service by Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, and the Roxy division of Quiksilver Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) today announced plans to partner on an integrated...

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05/20/2002
Digital Soundclash With the Angel Debuts on Screenblast™

Screenblast, an online service for creating, sharing and enhancing digital media, today unveiled "Digital Soundclash" (TheAngel.Screenblast.com). Developed in close collaboration with critically...

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05/20/2002
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Allows Players to Command Their Teammates Through Revolutionary Voice-Recognition and Online Communication Technology For Playstation®2

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced that SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs will be the first-ever software title for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system released in North America...

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05/16/2002
Daytime Drama Returns to 'Radio' at SoapCity™

Soap opera fans will now have a new way to relive classic episodes of two of television's most popular daytime dramas -- through online radio. Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment's SoapCity.com,...

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05/16/2002
Super Bowl XXXVI MVP Tom Brady Signs on as Cover Athlete for 989 Sports®' NFL GameDay™ 2003 for PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System

Fresh off leading his team to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI and winning the coveted crown of Super Bowl MVP, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that quarterback for the Super Bowl...

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05/15/2002
Sony's AIBO® Entertainment Robot Celebrates Third Anniversary With New Addition to the Family

As part of the celebration to commemorate the third anniversary of the AIBO ([ERS-110]) Entertainment Robot, originally launched in May 1999, Sony today announced a new addition to LM series of...

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05/15/2002
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus™ Broadens the Action-Adventure Platform Game Experience While Stealing Gamers' Hearts

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the September 2002 release of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus™, created exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment...

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05/15/2002
The Labels That Bring You 'NOW That's What I Call Music!'™ Present Off The Hook!!!

The labels that bring you the multi- selling chart-topping series NOW That's What I Call Music!™ are hitting the streets with Off The Hook, the ultimate collection of the hottest hits in...

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05/14/2002
Quarashi On-Board Van's Warped Tour '02

'Stick 'Em Up,' First Single From Debut Album Jinx, Is #1 Most Added at Alterative Radio NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Quarashi, the radical hip-hop/punk quartet that's smashing the musical...

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05/14/2002
Sony Computer Entertainment America Expands the Market With Aggressive New Pricing Structure

Pursuing its long-term vision of making computer entertainment accessible to mass-market audiences, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced that effective immediately, its leading...

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05/13/2002
Sony Online Entertainment Continues to Lead the Online Gaming Industry With Its New Roster of Massively Multiplayer Games

Next week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), in Los Angeles, Sony Online Entertainment reinforces its commitment to multiplayer online gaming with the announcement of a ground breaking...

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05/09/2002
/C O R R E C T I O N -- Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment/

In the news release, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment Establishes Feature Animation Unit, issued earlier today by Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment over PR Newswire, we are advised by the...

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05/09/2002
PlayStation®2 Worldwide Shipments Reach 30 Million Units

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., the Tokyo-based parent company of its North American division Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., announced that as of May 5, 2002, cumulative worldwide...

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05/09/2002
Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment Establishes Feature Animation Unit; Animation Executives Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox Named to Top Posts

Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox have been named to head a newly created feature animation unit within Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, it was announced today by Yair Landau, president...

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05/08/2002
Take Home a Piece of Capeside! Online Auction Set to Celebrate 'Dawson's Creek'

Among the Many Items to be Showcased ... Memorable Props From the Set, Cast Wardrobe Pieces and an Autographed 100th Episode Script WEB ALERT WHO: Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment and Yahoo!®...

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05/07/2002
Top Dating Experts - 'The Rules' Authors and Ivillage.com's 'Dating Doyenne' - Weigh In On Whether Romance Can Happen in Front of TV Cameras ...

DO bring magazines and novels along -- just in case ... DON'T expect anything to happen. DO keep to safe conversation: the weather, work, the view, the food. And DON'T even think about...

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05/06/2002
SPIDER-MAN Debuts to $114,844,116

With box-office receipts totaling $114,844,116 SPIDER-MAN has become the highest grossing debut in motion picture history, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, President of Worldwide Marketing...

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