Who uses Liquid Audio? Record labels and independent artists, music retail Web sites, consumer electronics companies and consumers all use Liquid Audio software and services to deliver and access digital music securely over the Internet. Record Labels and Independent Artists - More than 10,000 artists from 1,500 labels, including EMI, Warner, Virgin, Atlantic and Capital Records use Liquid Audio services to publish or syndicate music to retailers and consumers. Liquid Audio provides the digital encoding, hosting, music delivery and reporting services that allow these musicians and labels to use the Internet as a low-cost distribution vehicle. Music Merchants - More than 1,000 music retail Web sites including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, CDNOW, HMV, Launch.com, Listen.com, Sam Goody, J&R Music World, Trans World Entertainment, Tower Records and Yahoo! offer Liquid downloads. Liquid Audio services enable merchants to integrate digital music downloads into their branded online music stores where they can be promoted and sold alongside physical goods. For brick and mortar retailers, Liquid Audio also offers an instore kiosk solution that allows consumers to instantly create and buy custom compilations and out- of-stock titles. With this virtual inventory, retailers can sell and profit from digital singles, live tracks, and rare or deep catalog titles, without consuming shelf space. Consumers - Music fans can use the free, downloadable Liquid Player software to securely preview and purchase music online. Music fans prefer Liquid Player because it is easy to use and allows both Macintosh and PC users to stream, download, purchase and playback music - all with one player. Fans can preview songs before they download a track a buy a CD, and view cover art, liner notes, promotional information, and lyrics - which enhances the online music experience.