News Release

Verizon Wireless Hosts V CAST Music News Conference At SXSW (South By Southwest)

March 14, 2006

Kelly Crummey
Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless
kcrummey@webershandwick.com  
617-520-7263

BEDMINSTER, NJ — MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:
Verizon Wireless, owner of the first wireless broadband network in the country

WHAT:
Verizon Wireless hosts a news conference, introducing expanded catalog of independent music for its V CAST Music service, featuring:

  • Ted Casey, associate director of music programming and business development for Verizon Wireless
  • Richard Gottehrer, co-founder and chairman of The Orchard
  • Kevin Arnold, chief executive officer for IODA (Independent Online Distribution Alliance)
  • Gray Gannaway, head of digital distribution for CD Baby
  • Tuhin Roy, managing director for DRA (Digital Rights Agency)

WHERE:
Press Suite: Room 14 (Floor 4)
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

WHEN:
2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2006

RSVP:
Kelly Crummey
Weber Shandwick for Verizon Wireless
617-520-7263
kcrummey@webershandwick.com  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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