UK Firm Creates Pioneering Digital Store for Bryan Adams

BRYAN ADAMS CHOOSES DIGITAL MUSIC STORE “FRIEND4MUSIC” TO RELEASE STUNNING NEW LIVE ACOUSTIC ALBUM “Bare Bones” Rock Legend Gets Closer To Fans With Pioneering Digital Store Powered By FRIEND4MUSIC DIGITAL STORE www.bryanadams.com www.friend4music.com (England) Monday 8th November - FRIEND4MUSIC the digital music and video store has confirmed that Canadian Rock legend BRYAN ADAMS is the latest music artist to sign up and use its “fan friendly” digital music platform to release the Canadian superstar’s latest LIVE acoustic album “BARE BONES” through his own website and direct to his fans. The multi-platinum, Grammy award winning artist, released his new album in the UK on the 1st November and will now release in Canada on the 15th November and 16th November in the US through www.bryanadams.com. FRIEND4MUSIC will also have exclusivity on all digital pre orders from the US market which goes live tonight (8th November) The album was recorded in the Spring of this year on the US leg of his critically acclaimed “Bare Bones” tour. This inspired collection of minimally arranged hits culled from his impressive body of work, comes seven years after his 2003 album “Live At The Budokan” and two years since his last studio album; “11”. Powered by the FRIEND4MUSIC digital store, fans will be able to download the exclusive 20 track live acoustic album, which features Adams’ distinctive voice and guitar, accompanied by keyboardist Gary Breit, lending a new found appreciation and perspective to his hit singles and classic tracks including: “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Summer Of '69”, “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You” and “Please Forgive Me”. Fans downloading the album directly from the Bryan Adams online store at www.bryanadams.com will get an exclusive album booklet, which will not be available to download from any other digital retailer. For US fans pre ordering the album before the 15th November, they will receive a bonus track “You’ve Been A Friend Of Mine” FRIEND4MUSIC, the digital music and video store, allows bands, artists and record labels alike to sell their own music and video content directly to their fans securely without fear of piracy. This is a new model of direct transactional relationship between the artist and fan which creates a unique and immersive consumer experience. This enables the fan to purchase music and videos in the formats they want, alongside the existing features of artists’ web sites. FRIEND4MUSIC is already the driving force behind a number of embedded online stores. Commenting on the latest signing to FRIEND4MUSIC, Founder Jonathan Friend said; “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be working with Bryan Adams on this exciting album. It’s fantastic that global artists like Bryan Adams recognise the unique qualities of our service and understand that we can help them add real value to their brand identity by enabling them to get closer to their fan base.” The FRIEND4MUSIC digital store and media platform has a whole host of other unique benefits to its users over other traditional digital stores in the marketplace, making it highly attractive to artists and labels. The digital stores live within artists’ or labels’ web sites, appearing seamless to the fans as part of the same existing look and feel of the site. The artist’s online presence is now centralised around their own site, giving complete, end-to-end control of the fans’ experience. Unlike any other digital music and media platform of its kind, FRIEND4MUSIC provides artists, bands and labels with groundbreaking and unique “fan-friendly” anti-piracy technology. The FRIEND4MUSIC system allows artists or record labels to decide what, when and how to sell their content (albums, singles and videos), retaining complete control over pricing, over what can and can’t be sold separately, and maintaining ownership of the relationship with their fans. ENDS “BARE BONES” Released: 01-11-10 (UK) Released: 15-11-10 (Canada) Released: 16-11-10 (US) The Brilliant Live Album Available To Download www.bryanadams.com For all press and media enquiries please contact Gerard Franklin /Margaret Murray @ FMG 0121 224 7452 - gerard@fmguk.com 0121 224 7453 – margaret@fmguk.com

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