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Digital Lifestyles Group aligns with Musicmatch to deliver hip-e music to teen america

hip-e hangout music powered by Musicmatch Jukebox 9.0 Allows Teens to Listen, Download, Burn and Upload Music to hip-e node and playme

AUSTIN, TX – December 13, 2004 – Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc.  (OTCBB: DLFG), the creators of hip-e™, the world’s first lifestyle computer and entertainment system designed exclusively for teens, today announced an agreement with Musicmatch, a leader in music software and services, to integrate Musicmatch Jukebox 9.0 within the hip-e hangout on all hip-e nodes and nodebooks. The hip-e hangout, which will be tightly integrated with Musicmatch Jukebox, creates an easy-to-use interface to the full-featured application that will fulfill every teen’s music needs in one place.  Users will have the opportunity to easily acquire and enjoy music by downloading tracks, listening to music on demand, managing their music library, ripping MP3s, burning CDs and uploading tracks to the hip-e playme device, a portable MP3 player that is sold either standalone or bundled with the hip-e node or hip-e beatbox.

“Digital music is a big part of the teen lifestyle.  Delivering the hip-e hangout music channel powered by Musicmatch results in a compelling, easy and fun way for our teens to discover, manage, and buy their favorite music,” said Erik Smith, Vice-President of Business Development and Programming at Digital Lifestyles Group.  “Teens need the best of breed music program on their hip-e computers.  By including Musicmatch Jukebox 9.0, the first true all-in-one jukebox program, we feel we are able to provide the best integrated digital music experience for them.”

Digital Lifestyles Group is consistently providing teens with top-of-the-line digital entertainment programs.  The hip-e hangout music channel, powered by Musicmatch Jukebox 9.0 allows teens to manage all their music needs from one location.  Along with playing, managing, burning and ripping music, the software will include the following services:

  • Musicmatch On Demand –unlimited track-level access to more than 700,000 songs
  • Musicmatch Radio –hundreds of professionally programmed and specialty stations
  • Musicmatch Music Store – find, buy and download individual tracks and complete albums from your favorite artists

“We are pleased to be part of this exciting product launch and the hip-e digital lifestyle experience” said Bob Ohlweiler, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Musicmatch.  “Through hip-e, digital lifestyles group delivers a fresh approach to digital music delivery to an enormous teen marketplace”.

The hip-e digital lifestyle computer and entertainment system is available now and can be ordered at, 1-877-hip-e4me, select Simon Malls, or


About Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc.

Digital Lifestyles Group, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital lifestyle products, including software, personal computers, accessories and entertainment and communication solutions. Our products include hip-e™, the first digital lifestyle computer and entertainment system for teens, and the Northgate® line of desktop and notebook computers for consumer, business and education customers. We sell our products through our online stores (,, direct sales force, third-party resellers and retail stores.  More information about Digital Lifestyles Group is available at


About Musicmatch

Musicmatch, Inc. is a leader in music software and services, helping people find, manage, enjoy and buy music that best matches their unique tastes. The company invented the digital jukebox concept in 1997 and since then has registered more than 60 million users of its best-selling Musicmatch® Jukebox. Musicmatch also has more than 225,000 subscribers to its popular music services, which include the Musicmatch® On Demand streaming music subscription service, the easiest way to create the perfect playlist; the Musicmatch® Music Store, the easiest way to discover and buy music; and Musicmatch Radio, featuring the world's most popular Internet radio station. With more than 700,000 songs available in its ever-expanding catalog, Musicmatch gives music lovers the freedom to enjoy music on their terms. For additional information, visit

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