Dogg and Tha Eastsidaz will be
among a number of groups that will come pre-loaded on the Rio
portable devices. An announcement with TVT was issued today, in
which they will put four tracks on the digital music player. The
RIO 600 is being developed by s-3 and Nike.
``Consumers are driving
a drastic change in how music is distributed,'' said Steve Gottlieb,
president of TVT Records. ``With the Rio players, we are giving
consumers top quality content from our artists everywhere and
every way they listen to music, whether it is at home or at a
concert, working out or on the go.'' ``Music is all about an experience,''
said Mike Reed, vice president of marketing for S3's Rio Division.
``By providing customers with preloaded content and demonstrating
how to use the player, we are giving them a great out of the box
experience with digital audio.''
As part of the agreement will be Got beef by The Eastsidaz, Waffle
by Sevendust, I Preach To Barty by Pills and I'm The Man Who Murdered
Love by XTC. All of the songs will be encoded
in the Windows Media format.