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Classical announces PALINET agreement



Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 17:26:56 -0400
From: Vicki Allpress <vicki@classical.com>
Subject: Classical announces PALINET agreement

Media Release, July 21, 2003

Classical International and PALINET team up

PALINET member libraries will now be able to acquire subscriptions to
Classical Music Library through PALINET's Cooperative Purchasing Program
in an agreement signed with Classical International Inc.

The agreement, announced today, will provide PALINET member libraries in
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and
neighboring states with consortial subscription opportunities for
Classical Music Library, the world's first classical music listening
service for libraries. PALINET members include such institutions as
Carnegie Mellon University, Curtis Institute of Music and Princeton
University.

PALINET is a library services network serving more than 600
library-related organizations (such as libraries, information centers,
museums, and archives) in states throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The
Network was formed in 1936 to promote library cooperation, facilitate
information access and foster resource sharing.

Classical Music Library offers 12,000+ classical music recordings,
enabling patrons to listen at library or remote computers. In addition,
the music collection is supplemented by thousands of cross-referenced
program notes, biographies and images.

Ron Rietdyk, Chairman of Classical International, said "We are
anticipating a mutually beneficial alliance with PALINET.  Their members
will now have the opportunity to try out and purchase Classical Music
Library as it launches into the market, and we are delighted that this
respected organization has chosen to endorse our service."

About Classical International Inc.

Classical International Inc. is a world leader in the provision of music
services to libraries. The company is backed by SilverPlatter Information
founders, B´┐Żla Hatvany and Ron Rietdyk. Operating since 2000, Classical is
a privately owned company with offices in the US and Europe. Its
revolutionary classical music listening service, Classical Music Library
is the world's first streaming classical music service for libraries that
enables listening and learning at library and home computers.

For information visit www.classical.com.

Vicki Allpress
Head of Marketing
Classical International Inc.
www.classical.com
222 E 46th Street, Suite 403
New York
NY 10017
T: 001 (212) 689 0536
F: 001 (212) 689 0579
E: vicki@classical.com