Warner Music Group To Release Dualdiscs This Fall

10/25/04

First Record Company To Release New Albums On DualDisc

Beginning tomorrow, Warner Music Group (WMG) will release four albums in the U.S. from critically acclaimed artists on the new music product DualDisc-a two-sided disc made up of a CD on one side and a DVD on the other. In stores on October 26th, Simple Plan's highly anticipated new album Still Not Getting Any... and The Donnas' eagerly awaited new album Gold Medal will be on DualDisc. Additionally, the Grateful Dead's American Beauty and Trapt's self-titled album will be made available on DualDisc November 23rd.

Said John Esposito, president WEA Corp., WMG's U.S. sales and retail marketing company, "DualDisc offers music consumers a wider array of options to enhance their experience with our artists. Limited only by the artist's imagination, DualDisc's unique audio and video features give our artists a broader palette for creative expression. We are excited that two of our most anticipated new albums this fall will be released on DualDisc."

New Music Product Combines CD and DVD DualDisc is a new music product unveiled by major and independent record companies in August. DualDiscs do not require new equipment and are compatible with nearly any device that can currently play a CD or a DVD-whether a home stereo system, portable disc player, car stereo, game console or PC. The result is a product that provides consumers with an exciting new dimension to the recorded music experience.

In addition to a full album on the CD side, the DVD side of WMG's DualDiscs provides the full album in enhanced sound (such as Surround Sound and/or DVD-Audio or LPCM stereo), and also includes a wide range of special features such as music videos, interviews, photo galleries, concert footage and lyrics.

DualDisc Offers Fans A Multi-Media Experience Simple Plan's Still Not Getting Any...DualDisc (Lava Records) will include the entire album on the CD side while the DVD side provides 20 minutes of exclusive, behind the scenes "making of the album" footage, photo galleries of the band, lyrics, bonus material as well as the entire album available in enhanced sound (5.1 Surround Sound and/or DVD-Audio or LPCM stereo.).

In addition to the full album on the CD side of Atlantic Records' The Donnas' Gold Medal DualDisc, the DVD side features each track available in 5.1 surround sound and high-resolution stereo. It also features The Donnas' "Fall Behind Me" music video in surround sound, a 15-minute "making of the video" piece and a lyrics section for the album.

Included on the DVD side of Trapt's DualDisc (Warner Bros. Records) are seven music videos from their debut album Trapt for the following songs: "Headstrong," "Still Frame," "Echo," "Made of Glass" (live performance version), "Stories" (live performance version), "Headstrong" (live performance version), "Echo" (live performance version).

The Grateful Dead's DualDisc (Rhino Records) contains two recent, exclusive video interviews on the DVD side. The first never-before-seen interview is with Bob Weir, who discusses his inspiration for writing the song "Sugar Magnolia." The second is with Mickey Hart who offers fans a look into how the album was mixed into surround sound. The DualDisc also includes song lyrics and a picture gallery of the band.

About Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group, with its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, is the world's largest privately held independent music company. The company is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Atlantic, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire operates through 37 affiliates and numerous licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. For more information about Warner Music Group, visit our corporate website at http://www.wmg.com.