Enthusiastic Reception For Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 In Europe

Honors from Retail and Editorial Community Add Momentum to European Launch

Santa Clara, California - (May 18, 2004) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, announced today that Roxio Easy Med ia Creator 7, which has already earned an impressive number of industry awards and accolades in North America, is achieving overwhelming acclaim in Europe. In a little over a month since the product was introduced to the European market, Easy Media Creator 7 has secured notable awards and exceptional reviews from key industry press in addition to receiving a significant honor from the European retail industry.

Easy Media Creator 7 was recognized as 'Best Software' at RetailVision Europe 2004, the most important European retail industry event of the year, held this year in Barcelona , Spain , April 20-22. The honor was awarded by a RetailVision panel that comprised of over 170 retail executives representing more than 100 retailers.

"The RetailVision win is particularly gratifying because it is awarded by our retail partners and is in recognition of both product and channel marketing excellence," said Scott Berlin , Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "This award is indicative of the overwhelmingly positive response Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 is receiving in Europe from consumers, partners, and industry press."

Easy Media Creator 7 has received wide acclaim and over a dozen awards from European press outlets including key U.K. technical publications, digital photography journals and leading German computer periodicals. In many instances, Roxio took top honors in review roundups, which compared Easy Media Creator 7 to the latest versions of competitive products.

European Award Wins:

  • PC Retail , Recommended , April '04
  • PC Home , Editor's Choice, April '04
  • Personal Computer World , Best Buy, April '04
  • PC Plus , Value Award, May '04
  • Computeractive , Buy IT! Award, March, 04
  • Windows XP Made Easy , Editor's Choice, April '04
  • Digital Photography Made Easy , Editor's Choice, April '04
  • PC Advisor , Gold Award, July, 04
  • Digital Camera Buyer , Editor's Choice, April '04
  • Computer Buyer , Best Buy, April '04
  • PC Praxis , Test Winner, June, '04
  • PC Professionell , Editor's Choice, June '04
  • Pocket Lint , Hot Product, April, '04
  • BIOS , Editor's Choice, April '04

About Roxio Easy Media Creator™ 7

Roxio Easy Roxio Media Creator 7 represents the realization of Roxio's vision to bring together its complete line of next generation, uncompromised photo, video, music, burning, and authoring applications to deliver the first and only comprehensive, integrated digital med ia suite for the PC. Seamlessly combining the improved burning suite of Easy CD & DVD Creator™ , with best-of-breed PhotoSuite® 7 Platinum , VideoWave® 7 Professional , and online music service N apster® , Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 enables consumers to take complete control of their digital lives. The product has domina ed industry press worldwide and garner ed over a dozen awards for product excellence including ed itor's choice honors from CNET, PC Magazine, and EMedia.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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