Verizon Wireless And Rhino Entertainment Team Up To Deliver Classic Hits With Songs You Know

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES — Rhino Entertainment, Warner Music Group's (WMG) division that oversees the corporation's vast archive of audio and video assets, announced today an arrangement with Verizon Wireless by which its customers will be able to access ring tones and Ringback Tones from classic music based on the label's Songs You Know concept of instantly recognizable hits. Plus, Verizon Wireless customers with V CAST Music-capable handsets can access a full-track song catalogue created by Rhino.

Based on music from WMG's legendary catalog, Rhino will select feature playlists for ring tones, Ringback Tones, and full-track over-the-air and online downloads through V CAST Music featuring 20 tones and 10 different full songs each feature. V CAST Music, offered by Verizon Wireless, is the world's most comprehensive mobile music service with a library of more than 1.4 million songs.

SONGS YOU KNOW: VOLUME 1, the first in a series of 10-song full-track download compilations, features an eclectic array of well-known tones from artists such a The Cure, Otis Redding, and Grandmaster Flash, to name a few. Each week, for 12 weeks, a new volume, for a total of 12, retailing for $9.99, will be released and feature dual delivery to both the computer and wireless handset.

"Millions of wireless subscribers want to customize their phones with songs that speak directly to them — and it's not always today's chart-topping hits they're looking for," says David Dorn, Senior Vice President of New Media Strategy for Rhino. "With Songs You Know, Verizon Wireless customers can choose from a selection of songs that cross various decades and genres, and we applaud Verizon Wireless for expanding the content horizons and fostering mobile content growth."

"Today, Verizon Wireless customers are seeking more than just a voice phone," says Ed Ruth, Associate Director of Music Programming and Sponsorships for Verizon Wireless. "Our relationship with PWarner Music Group will give our customers a complete mobile experience in many formats - ring tones, Ringback Tones or full-track downloads of V CAST Music songs - and allow our customers the freedom to personalize and transform their wireless phones into a music player."

Following is a list of volumes that are currently available on V CAST Music. Additional volumes are expected to be released every Tuesday through December 19.


  1. Sister Sledge — "We Are Family"
  2. Otis Redding — "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"
  3. Travis Tritt — "Anymore"
  4. The Cure — "Friday I'm In Love"
  5. Skid Row — "18 And Life"
  6. Mr. Big — "To Be With You"
  7. Percy Sledge — "When A Man Loves A Woman"
  8. Devo — "Whip It"
  9. Grandmaster Flash — "The Message"
  10. Foreigner — "Urgent"


  1. The Rembrandts — "I'll Be There For You (Theme From Friends)"
  2. Yes — "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
  3. En Vogue — "Giving Him Something He Can Feel"
  4. Dio — "Holy Diver"
  5. The Ramones — "I Wanna Be Sedated"
  6. Ray Charles — "I Got A Woman" (Live)
  7. Aretha Franklin — "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
  8. Dwight Yoakam — "Guitars, Cadillacs"
  9. Curtis Mayfield — "Freddie's Dead"
  10. Brandy — "Almost Doesn't Count"


  1. The Cure — "Love Song"
  2. Twisted Sister — "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  3. Iron Butterfly — "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
  4. Monkees — "Daydream Believer"
  5. Foreigner — "Cold As Ice"
  6. Allan Sherman — "Hello Muddah Hello Faddah"
  7. John Coltrane — "My Favorite Things"
  8. Sam & Dave — "Soul Man"
  9. INXS — "Need You Tonight"
  10. Aretha Franklin — "Chain Of Fools"


  1. Ray Charles — "What'd I Say Parts I & II"
  2. Chaka Khan — "I'm Every Woman"
  3. Snow — "Informer"
  4. Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force — "Planet Rock"
  5. Dusty Springfield — "Son Of A Preacher Man"
  6. Foreigner — "Jukebox Hero"
  7. Sam & Dave — "Hold On, I'm Comin'"
  8. The Monkees — "I'm A Believer"
  9. The Ramones — "Beat On The Brat"
  10. Aretha Franklin — "I Say A Little Prayer"


  1. Aretha Franklin — "Respect"
  2. Brandy — "Best Friend"
  3. Twisted Sister — "I Wanna Rock"
  4. Ramones — "Blitzkrieg Bop"
  5. Rufus & Chaka Khan — "Ain't Nobody" (Live)
  6. Bobby Darin — "Mack The Knife"
  7. Ratt — "Round And Round"
  8. Alannah Myles — "Black Velvet"
  9. Ray Charles — "Hallelujah I Love Her So"
  10. En Vogue — "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"


  1. White Lion — "When The Children Cry"
  2. Chaka Khan — "I'm Every Woman"
  3. The Cure — "Close To Me"
  4. INXS — "Never Tear Us Apart"
  5. Skid Row — "I Remember You"
  6. Foreigner — "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
  7. The Dream Academy — "Life In A Northern Town"
  8. Twisted Sister — "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  9. Devo — "Whip It"
  10. Ratt — "Round And Round"


  1. Foreigner — "Urgent"
  2. Ramones — "I Wanna Be Sedated"
  3. Iron Butterfly — "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
  4. Yes — "Roundabout"
  5. Booker T. & The MG's — "Green Onions"
  6. Brownsville Station — "Smokin' In The Boy's Room"
  7. MC 5 — "Kick Out The Jams"
  8. Velvet Underground — "Sweet Jane"
  9. The Stooges — "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
  10. Television — "Marquee Moon"

Verizon Wireless customers can purchase Songs You Know Ring Tones and Ringback Tones by visiting the Get Tunes & Tones shopping aisle in their Get It Now®-enabled handsets. Verizon Wireless customers can also purchase Ringback Tones directly through the Get It Now Web site at A monthly 99 cent subscription fee to Ringback Tones is required for any Ringback Tone purchase and each song is sold separately. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled phone and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

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About Rhino Entertainment Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group's Rhino Entertainment serves as the central catalog development, licensing, soundtrack, and television marketing area for the corporation. Rhino develops, markets, and promotes both audio and video products from the vast WMG catalog and through new productions with established artists. The division is also responsible for licensing WMG's music for film, television, and video game uses, and for creating custom premium products.

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