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January 28, 2000, Friday


DISTRIBUTION: Entertainment Editors

LENGTH: 429 words

HEADLINE: Aimee Mann Brings Her Eclectic Playlist to Fans Via Radio SonicNet

DATELINE: NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2000

    If Aimee Mann's powerful music could be the inspiration for Paul Thomas Anderson's characters in "Magnolia" - imagine what her musical taste could do for you! Now thanks to Radio SonicNet you can tune in and listen to Mann's new Web radio station and maybe draw a little inspiration of your own - only on <>

Mann's new station is a diverse mix of performers and features everyone from 'ole Blue Eyes himself to the soulful sounds of Joni Mitchell to the bad boys of rock, Oasis.

Radio SonicNet was created so music fans of all stripes could create their own, personalized radio stations, catering to whatever genres their hearts desire. Some of the users who've taken advantage of this opportunity to program their own stations just happen to be a little more well known than the rest of us. In addition to the new station created by Aimee Mann, there are artist-programmed stations by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eve, TLC, Buddy Guy, Kurupt, Eminem, Amy Grant , and lots of other major musical stars.

About and The MTVi Group is a unit of The MTVi Group, the world's leading Internet music company. The MTVi Group has assembled the most comprehensive collection of global music destinations on the Internet. The MTVi Group's 17 worldwide destinations include:, which is consistently ranked as the No. 1 music content site on the Web by Media Metrix;, a leading site for fans in the 25-plus age category; and, an award-winning site offering music and information on a wide range of genres. Taken together, The MTVi Group delivers a comprehensive, personalized interactive experience that offers direct connections to a vibrant community of music fans and artists.

The MTVi Group is a unit of MTV Networks, which is owned by Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). MTV Networks is a leading global media and entertainment business that has built its success by creating strong brands and compelling music content delivered to more than 300 million music television homes in 80 countries around the world.

Headquartered at 770 Broadway in downtown New York City, The MTVi Group has satellite offices in San Francisco, CA. Liberty Digital (NYSE: LMG.A and LMG.B) holds a minority stake in The MTVi Group.  

Deirdre McNamara, 212/654-9075
Graham James, 212/654-9410
MTV Networks
Linda Alexander, 310/752-8073