Tuesday, March 13, 2007

DMGI Announces Digital Distribution Deal With Legendary Comic Andrew Dice Clay

DMGI Announces Digital Distribution Deal With Legendary Comic Andrew Dice Clay

DMGI Comedy Catalog Expands With Vintage and Never-Before-Seen Performances

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Music Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DMGI), a content owner and global leader in the digital distribution of independently owned music and video catalogs, today announced a long-term digital distribution agreement with legendary comedian Andrew Dice Clay, star of the new VH1 reality show Dice Undisputed. Under the terms of the agreement, DMGI will distribute both vintage and never-before-seen video performances, as well as rare audio performances, to digital distribution channels worldwide. The video catalogs will be added to the DMGI Comedy channel which currently includes content from some of the top names in the history of comedy, including Sam Kinison, Cheech Marin, Sinbad, Steve Harvey and Norm Crosby.
"Andrew Dice Clay is one of the most extraordinary and controversial comedians of all time," said Mitchell Koulouris, chief executive officer of DMGI. "His brand of edgy, outrageous, in-your-face humor has won him fans from around the world. And his choice of DMGI as his partner is just the latest example of a contemporary, top-tier artist choosing DMGI for their digital distribution needs."
"I'm thrilled that DMGI is my new digital distribution partner," said Clay. "They have the expertise that will allow me to share my body of work with my loyal fans."
DMGI will be releasing Clay's classic performances in conjunction with the premiere of his new reality show, Dice Undisputed, which airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET on VH1. Dice Undisputed gives viewers an intimate and often hilarious look into the highs and lows of this heavyweight's personal and professional life as he fights to get back on top.
Clay enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 1980's playing to sold-out arenas, recording multi-platinum albums, and starring in a number of films and television specials. Referred to as "The Rocky of Comedy," Clay has now come out of retirement and is winning over new legions of fans while staying true to his lifelong devotees.
About DMGI
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DMGI) is a content owner and global leader in the digital distribution of independently owned music, TV, film and video catalogs. DMGI acquires the digital rights to media catalogs and digitally encodes them into multiple formats for distribution to online music, mobile, and video stores. Our retailers include: the iTunes Store, YouTube, Google Video, RealNetworks, Napster, Wal-Mart Music, Yahoo! Music, InfoSpace, Moderati, Zingy, 9Squared, and many others. For more information, please visit http://www.dmgi.com.
Digital Music Group is a trademark of Digital Music Group, Inc. Other names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, information regarding Digital Music Group's distribution of videos and audio performances from Andrew Dice Clay through video download and mobile distribution channels) that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the results of Digital Music Group to differ materially from management's current expectations. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors including, among others: unforeseen difficulties assembling and processing the video content; the market demand for digital video recordings and potential changes in consumers' tastes and preferences in comedy; and our dependence on online stores and mobile services for the distribution and sale of our digital video recordings. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described in Digital Music Group's most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Digital Music Group assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.

Press Contact

Allen & Caron Inc.: Len Hall, VP Media Relations,
Telephone: (949) 474-4300,
e-mail: Len@allencaron.com

Investor Relations Contact

Digital Music Group, Inc.: Karen Davis, Chief Financial Officer,
Telephone: (916) 239-6010 x2505

Allen & Caron Inc.: Jesse Deal, Account Manager,
Telephone: (212) 691-8087,
e-mail: Jesse@allencaron.com

SOURCE Digital Music Group, Inc.

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