News Release

More Than One Million Songs Now Available On V CAST Music From Verizon Wireless

April 3, 2006

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824

LAS VEGAS and BEDMINSTER, NJ — Fulfilling its promise to expand the V CAST Music catalog by spring, Verizon Wireless announced today from CTIA Wireless 2006 that its customers now have access to more than one million songs through V CAST Music, the world's most comprehensive mobile music service. V CAST Music offers customers the most song choices of any over-the-air music service in the country and demonstrates Verizon Wireless' commitment to meet the needs of customers who want mobile music and the ease of carrying a single device.

John Stratton, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless, said, "V CAST Music has proven that Americans love to call their music; with a selection of more than one million songs, Verizon Wireless offers more songs for every music taste. Our relationships with the major labels and leading indie providers, such as The Orchard, CD Baby, IODA and DRA, help us offer a V CAST Music catalog as diverse as the American public."

Also today, Verizon Wireless released its lists of the top 10 downloaded V CAST Music songs in 25 different music genres (see lists below).

Verizon Wireless gives V CAST Music customers exclusive access to songs from today's hottest artists. On the heels of the Fugees history-making outdoor concert in Los Angeles, Verizon Wireless V CAST Music customers can check out the Fugees' newest single "Wannabe" from their unreleased album exclusively on V CAST Music. The full-length song download of "Wannabe" makes its debut on Verizon Wireless today — before it can be heard on the radio or purchased at any Web retailer, music store or other music distribution channel. The exclusive includes the full-length song download, ring tone and ring back tone.

Last month, Verizon Wireless also brought V CAST customers the world premiere of the full-length song, music video, ring tone, ring back tone and more for "Hips Don't Lie," the song that marked the unique collaboration of global artists Shakira and Wyclef Jean. The "Hips Don't Lie" single and other content are available for purchase exclusively on V CAST — prior to being sold at any Web retailer, music store or other music distribution channel.

V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless lets customers play music on their wireless phones from well-known and independent artists — the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication. The V CAST Music store lets customers browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their phones or in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music online store. V CAST Music songs cost $0.99 if purchased from the PC or $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music phone.

Available to more than 150 million Americans from coast to coast, V CAST Music runs on Verizon Wireless' broadband network, the most robust, award-winning wireless broadband network in the nation. Customers need a V CAST-enabled phone and a subscription to a V CAST VPak, which is $15.00 monthly access, added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan to access V CAST Music on their phones. Customers interested in managing their music from their PCs in the V CAST Music Online Store can do so without a V CAST VPak.

V CAST Music is available through Verizon Wireless' 2,000 Communications Stores and Circuit City locations and online at www.verizonwireless.com.  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.  

Ranging from classical to rock, inspirational to country, folk to pop and world music, the top 10 songs in each V CAST Music genre are:

R&B Soul*
1. "Unpredictable" — Jamie Foxx featuring Ludacris (Unpredictable)
2. "Take It Easy" — Fugees (Take It Easy)
3. "Foxy" — Fugees (Foxy (Clean Album Version))
4. "DJ Play A Love Song" — Jamie Foxx featuring Twista (Unpredictable)
5. "Love" — Keyshia Cole (The Way It Is)
6. "Run It!" — Christopher Brown, Remix featuring Juelz Santana (Run It!)
7. "Every Time I Think About Her (Amended Album Version)" — Jaheim (featuring Jadakiss) (Ghetto Classics)
8. "Check On It" — Beyonce feat. Bun B and Slim Thug (Check On It (Remix 5 Pak))
9. "Don't Forget About Us" — Mariah Carey (Don't Forget About Us)
10. "We Be Burnin'"— Sean Paul (We Be Burnin')

Rap Hip—Hop*
1. "Be Without You" — Mary J. Blige (The Breakthrough)
2. "My Humps" — Black Eyed Peas (Monkey Business)
3. "Dum Diddly [Noizetrip Remix]" — Black Eyed Peas (Dum Diddly)
4. "Laffy Taffy" — D4L (Down For Life)
5. "I'm N Luv (Wit A Dancer)" — T-Pain, Featuring Mike Jones (Rappa Ternt Sanga)
6. "Pump It" — Black Eyed Peas (Monkey Business)
7. "Gold Digger" — Kanye West (Late Registration)
8. "Nasty Girl" — The Notorious B.I.G., Featuring Diddy, Nelly, Jagged Edge and Avery Storm (Duets: The Final Chapter)
9. "Betcha Can`t Do It Like Me" — D4L (Down For Life)
10. "Laffy Taffy" — D4L (Laffy Taffy)

Pop*
1. "Lights And Sounds (Live In Vegas)" — Yellowcard (What Happens In Vegas)
2. "Animal City" — Shakira (Oral Fixation Vol. 2)
3. "Las de la Intuición" — Shakira (Fijación Oral Volumen 1)
4. "We Belong Together" — Mariah Carey (The Emancipation of Mimi)
5. "Hung Up" — Madonna (Confessions On A Dance Floor)
6. "Lights And Sounds" — Yellowcard (Lights And Sounds)
7. "Better Days" — Goo Goo Dolls (Better Days)
8. "Since U Been Gone" — Kelly Clarkson (Breakaway)
9. "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It (Radio Edit)" — Dem Franchize Boyz Feat. Peanut and Charlay (On Top Of Our Game)
10. "You're Beautiful" — James Blunt (You're Beautiful)

Rock*
1. "If You Leave" — OMD (The OMD Singles)
2. "Starlite Diner" — Ryan Adams (29)
3. "Hypnotize" — System of a Down (Hypnotize)
4. "Dance, Dance" — Fall Out Boy (From Under The Cork Tree)
5. "Sugar, We're Goin Down" — Fall Out Boy (From Under The Cork Tree)
6. "Photograph" — Nickelback (All The Right Reasons)
7. "Mr. Brightside" — The Killers (Hot Fuss)
8. "Vertigo" — U2 (How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb)
9. "Strawberry Wine" — Ryan Adams (29)
10. "You And Me" — Lifehouse (You And Me)

Alternative*
1. "Wake Me Up When September Ends (Live at Foxboro, MA 9/3/05)" — Green Day (Wake Me Up When September Ends)
2. "King Without A Crown" — Matisyahu (Live at Stubb's)
3. "American Idiot (Album Version)" — Green Day (American Idiot)
4. "Wake Me Up When September Ends (Album Version)" — Green Day (American Idiot)
5. "Wings of A Butterfly" — Him (Wings of A Butterfly)
6. "Wings of A Butterfly" — Him (Dark Light)
7. "Holiday (Faded Ending)" — Green Day (Holiday)
8. "This Is Who We Are" — Hawthorne Heights (If Only You Were Lonely)
9. "Saying Sorry" — Hawthorne Heights (If Only You Were Lonely)
10. "Jesus Of Suburbia (Album Version)" — Green Day (American Idiot)

World*
1. "Temperature" — Sean Paul (The Trinity)
2. "Dos de Febrero" — Palo q'sea (A Ritmo De Corazon)
3. "Aguacero de Mayo" — Palo q'sea (A Ritmo De Corazon)
4. "Adios Fulana" — Palo q'sea (A Ritmo De Corazon)
5. "We Be Burnin' (Recognize It)" — Sean Paul (The Trinity)
6. "King Without a Crown" — Matisyahu (Shake off the Dust...Arise)
7. "Atrévete-te-te" — Calle 13 (Calle 13 (Clean Version))
8. "Cunde" — Palo q'sea (A Ritmo De Corazon)
9. "Merengue Con Gaitas" — Palo q'sea (A Ritmo De Corazon)
10. "Dame Un Besito Manuela" — Palo q'sea (A Ritmo De Corazon)

Country*
1. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" — Trace Adkins (Songs About Me)
2. "Like We Never Loved At All" — Faith Hill (Fireflies)
3. "Kerosene" — Miranda Lambert (Kerosene)
4. "Who You'd Be Today" — Kenny Chesney (The Road And The Radio)
5. "Tonight I Wanna Cry" — Keith Urban (Be Here)
6. "Mississippi Girl" — Faith Hill (Fireflies)
7. "Living In Fast Forward" — Kenny Chesney (The Road And The Radio)
8. "You'll Think Of Me" — Keith Urban (You'll Think Of Me)
9. "Making Memories Of Us" — Keith Urban (Be Here)
10. "All Jacked Up" — Gretchen Wilson (All Jacked Up)

Latin*
1. "Na Na Na (Dulce Niña)" — A.B. Quintanilla III Y Los Kumbia Kings (Fuego)
2. "Dale Don Dale Remix" — Don Omar (Dale Don Dale Remix)
3. "Chulin Culin Chunfly" — Voltio, featuring Residente Calle 13 (Voltio)
4. "La Camisa Negra" — Juanes (Mi Sangre)
5. "Bumper" — Julio Voltio (Voltio)
6. "Dile" — Don Omar (The Last Don)
7. "Pobre Diabla" — Don Omar (The Last Don Live)
8. "Mojado" — Ricardo Arjona (Adentro)
9. "Chulin Culin Chunfly (Clean Street Mix)" — Three 6 Mafia, Voltio, featuring Residente Calle 13 & (Voltio)
10. "Anda Y Ve Lo Dudo" — Akwid (Los Aguacates De Jilquilpan)

Inspirational*
1. "Looking For You" — Kirk Franklin (Looking For You)
2. "Christ The Lord Is Risen Today" — Lee Holdridge/Amen Choir/London Philharmonic Orchestra (Hymns Triumphant)
3. "Yesterday" — Mary Mary (Mary Mary)
4. "I Can Only Imagine" — MercyMe (Almost There)
5. "Why We Sing" — Kirk Franklin (Kirk Franklin and the Family)
6. "Pray (Ken Lewis Mix)" — CeCe Winans (Purified)
7. "Cry Out To Jesus" — Third Day (Cry Out To Jesus)
8. "Great and Mighty" — Caedmon's Call (Great and Mighty)
9. "I Need You Now" — Smokie Norful (I Need You Now)
10. "I Can Only Imagine" — MercyMe (Almost There)

Soundtrack*
1. "Upside Down" — Jack Johnson (Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies For The Film Curious George)
2. "Shake Ya Tailfeather" — Nelly, P. Diddy, Murphy Lee (The Soundtrack)
3. "My Own Two Hands" — Jack Johnson (Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies For The Film Curious George)
4. "Lady Marmalade" — Pink (Moulin Rouge)
5. "Low Rider" — War (Robots: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
6. "We're Going To Be Friends" — Jack Johnson (Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies For The Film Curious George)
7. "He Reigns / Awesome God" — Kirk Franklin, Papa San (The Gospel Soundtrack)
8. "Broken" — Jack Johnson (Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies For The Film Curious George)
9. "LA—LA—LA (Jay—Z)" — Jay Z (The Soundtrack)
10. "The Imperial March" — John Williams (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))

Dance*
1. "Since U Been Gone (Jason Nevins Rock Da Edit)" — Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone (Remixes))
2. "Because Of You (Jason Nevins Radio)" — Kelly Clarkson (Because Of You)
3. "Behind These Hazel Eyes (Bermudez & Harris Mixshow Edit)" — Kelly Clarkson (Behind These Hazel Eyes (Remixes))
4. "Since U Been Gone (Jason Nevins Ambient-Candlelight Mix)" — Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone (Remixes))
5. "As The Rush Comes" — Motorcycle (Great Wall)
6. "These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Gomi & Escape's Dub)" — The Dukes Of Hazzard (Motion Picture Soundtrack) (These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Remix 4 Pak))
7. "Back & Forth" — Aaliyah (Age Ain't Nothing But A Number)
8. "Always Be My Baby" — Mariah Carey (#1's)
9. "At Your Best You Are Love" — Aaliyah (Age Ain't Nothing But A Number)
10. "Because Of You (Jason Nevins Acoustic)" — Kelly Clarkson (Because Of You)

Classical*
1. "What Is A Friend For?" — Various (House Of Flowers — Broadway Cast Recording)
2. "Mardi Gras Waltz" — Various (House Of Flowers — Broadway Cast Recording)
3. "Scottish Fantasy Op. 46: Introduction (Grave)" — Itzhak Perlman/New Philharmonia (Bruch: Violin Concertos/Scottish Fantasy)
4. "Defying Gravity" — Idina Menzel (Wicked)
5. "Con Te Partirò" — Andrea Bocelli (Romanza)
6. "Ciuri Ciuri" — Lautari (La Casa Di Icaro)
7. "I Never Has Seen Snow" — Various (House Of Flowers — Broadway Cast Recording)
8. "Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)" — Sarah Brightman (Romanza)
9. "Can I Leave Off Wearing My Shoes?" — Various (House Of Flowers — Broadway Cast Recording)
10. "Act Two: Der Holle Rache Kocht In Meinen Herzen" — Lucia Popp/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte)

Comedy*
1. "Smells Like Nirvana" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Off The Deep End)
2. "Yoda" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Greatest Hits, Vol. 2)
3. "Trigger Happy" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Off The Deep End)
4. "Jurassic Park" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Greatest Hits, Vol. 2)
5. "Amish Paradise (Parody of "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio)" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Bad Hair Day)
6. "Taco Grande" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Off The Deep End)
7. "You Might Be A Redneck If... (Remastered Album Version)" — Jeff Foxworthy (The Best of Jeff Foxworthy: Double Wide, Single Minded)
8. "You Don't Love Me Anymore" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Off The Deep End)
9. "I Can't Watch This" — 'Weird Al' Yankovic (Off The Deep End)
10. "Pure Bred Redneck (Remastered Album Version)" — Jeff Foxworthy with Cooter Brown (The Best of Jeff Foxworthy: Double Wide, Single Minded)

Electronica*
1. "Bucky Done Gun" — M.I.A. (Arular)
2. "Around The World" — Daft Punk (Homework)
3. "One More Time" — Daft Punk (Discovery)
4. "Technologic" — Daft Punk (Human After All)
5. "Da Funk" — Daft Punk (Homework)
6. "Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Radio Edit)" — Eiffel 65 (Europop)
7. "What Is Love" — Various Artists — Azzurra Music (Aereobica Dance Vol.I)
8. "Blue (Da Ba Dee) (Extended Remix)" — Eiffel 65 (Europop)
9. "Galang" — M.I.A. (Arular)
10. "Praise You" — Fatboy Slim (Praise You)

Blues*
1. "Shake 'Em on Down" — R.L. Burnside (Burnside on Burnside)
2. "Sitting On Top Of The World" — The Mississippi Sheiks (The Roots Of Robert Johnson)
3. "Skinny Woman" — R.L. Burnside (Burnside on Burnside)
4. "At Last" — Etta James (Love Songs)
5. "The Thrill Is Gone" — B.B. King (Chronicles)
6. "Come To Me Baby" (James Beale Street Clark, Vcl) — Muddy Waters (Muddy Waters 1941 — 1946)
7. "My Black Mama, Part 1" — Son House (The Roots Of Robert Johnson)
8. "Champagne & Reefer" — Muddy Waters (King Bee)
9. "Skinny Woman" — R.L. Burnside (Mississippi Hill Country Blues)
10. "Starvation Box Blue" — Karen Tyler (All Shades of Blue)

New Age*
1. "Amarantine" — Enya (Amarantine)
2. "The River Sings" — Enya (Amarantine)
3. "It's In The Rain" — Enya (Amarantine)
4. "Less Than A Pearl" — Enya (Amarantine)
5. "Higher" — Higher (Monroe Products)
6. "A Moment Lost" — Enya (Amarantine)
7. "Orinoco Flow" — Enya (Watermark)
8. "Sumiregusa (Wild Violet)" — Enya (Amarantine)
9. "If I Could Be Where You Are" — Enya (Amarantine)
10. "Long Long Journey" — Enya (Amarantine)

Jazz*
1. "Don't Know Why" — Norah Jones (Come Away With Me)
2. "Come Away With Me" — Norah Jones (Come Away With Me)
3. "Tonada del Otono" — Oscar Puebla [Guitar] (Corazón libre)
4. "What A Wonderful World" — Louis Armstrong (The Definitive Collection)
5. "Strange Fruit" — Billie Holiday (Gold)
6. "Arms Of A Woman" — Amos Lee (Amos Lee)
7. "Pride And Joy" — Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan)
8. "I'll Be Seeing You" — Billie Holiday (Billy Remembers Billie)
9. "Those Sweet Words" — Norah Jones (Those Sweet Words)
10. "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" — Quincy Jones (Back On The Block)

Oldies*
1. "American Pie" — Don McLean (American Pie)
2. "Brown Eyed Girl" — Van Morrison (Hear It Now! The Sound Of The '60s)
3. "Blue Suede Shoes" — Elvis Presley (Tiger Man)
4. "Can't Help Falling In Love" — Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires (Love, Elvis)
5. "Sweet Caroline" — Elvis Presley (On Stage)
6. "La La Means I Love You" — The Delfonics (La La Means I Love You)
7. "Spinning Wheel" — Blood, Sweat and Tears; Al Quaglieri; Steve Berkowitz; Darcy Proper; Debra Parkinson; Patti Matheny; Darren Salmieri; James William G (Hear It Now! The Sound Of The '60s)
8. "Lovin' You" — Minnie Riperton (Capitol Gold: The Best Of Minnie Riperton)
9. "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)" — Elvis Presley, Elvis vs JXL (Elvis 30 #1 Hits)
10. "That'll Be The Day" — The Crickets (Greatest Hits)

Holiday*
1. "Miss Me Baby" — Chris Cagle (Miss Me Baby)
2. "!Weepa!" — Jose Nogueras (Cada Loco Con Su Tema)
3. "Santa On The Rooftop" — Rosie O'Donnell, Trisha Yearwood (A Rosie Christmas)
4. "Angels We Have Heard On High" — David Lanz (Christmas Eve)
5. "Sal De La Cama" — Jose Nogueras (Cada Loco Con Su Tema)
6. "Demos Gracias, Celebremos Navidad" — Jose Nogueras (Cada Loco Con Su Tema)
7. "Catfish Christmas" — Steve Azar (Catfish Christmas)
8. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" — Alvin And The Chipmunks (The Chipmunks Greatest Christmas Hits (24-Bit Remastered 99))
9. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" — Andy Williams (Merry Christmas)
10. "I Won't Be Home for Christmas" — Blink 182 (A Santa Cause)

Vocal*
1. "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (Radio Version)" (Black Horse And The Cherry Tree)
2. "Lean Back" (Universal Smash Hits Vol. 3)
3. "Buffalo Soldier" (Gold)
4. "Jammin'" (Gold)
5. "That's Amore" (Dino: The Essential Dean Martin)
6. "No Woman, No Cry" (Gold)
7. "Redemption Song" (Gold)
8. "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" (Dino: The Essential Dean Martin)
9. "That's Amore" (Greatest Hits)
10. "Is This Love" (Gold)

Folk*
1. "Unplayed Piano (Chris Lord-Alge Mix)" — Damien Rice And Lisa Hannigan (Unplayed Piano)
2. "All For Me" — Melissa Ferrick (Listen Hard)
3. "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" — Jim Croce (Have Your Heard Jim Croce Live)
4. "American Pie" — Don McLean (The Best Of Don McLean)
5. "Leader Of The Band" — Dan Fogelberg (Love Songs)
6. "Linkin Park X-Posed: The Interview" — Chrome Dreams — CD Audio Series (Linkin Park X-Posed: The Interview)
7. "Baker Street (Full Version Remix)" — Gerry Rafferty (Right Down The Line)
8. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" — John Denver (Almost Heaven: John Denver's America (The Original Cast Recording))
9. "Cecilia" — Simon and Garfunkel (The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964—1970))
10. "Cat's In The Cradle (Live Version)" — Harry Chapin (The Gold Metal Collection)

Children's*
1. "This Old Man" — Baby Genius (Favorite Nursery Rhymes)
2. "Big Things Too" — Veggie Tales (Veggie Tunes) (Veggie Tunes 2)
3. "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" — Baby Genius (Favorite Nursery Rhymes)
4. "Build Me Up Buttercup" — Various Artists — Peter Pan Records (Candy Classics Sing-Along)
5. "Here I Am To Worship" — Cedarmont Kids (Cedarmont Worship For Kids, Volume 1)
6. "We Are Family" — Dora The Explorer (Dora The Explorer Dance Fiesta!)
7. "Five Little Monkeys" — Mother Goose Rocks/P-Nut Emanem (Mother Goose Rocks! Volume 5)
8. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star/Baa, Baa Black Sheep" — Baby Genius (Favorite Nursery Rhymes)
9. "Celebration" — Dora The Explorer (Dora The Explorer Dance Fiesta!)
10. "No More Monkeys (Jumping on the Bed)" — Baby Genius (Children's Songs)

Easy Listening*
1. "Hey" — Julio Iglesias (My Life: The Greatest Hits)
2. "Cherry, Cherry" — Neil Diamond (Neil Diamond Classics — The Early Years)
3. "Forever In Blue Jeans" — Neil Diamond (12 Greatest Hits, Volume II)
4. "Copacabana (At The Copa)" — Barry Manilow (Even Now)
5. "Luxury: Cococure" — Maxwell (Embrya)
6. "Ni Te Tengo Ni Te Olvido" — Julio Iglesias (My Life: The Greatest Hits)
7. "The Pink Panther Theme" — Ultra Lounge (Ultra Lounge/Fuzzy Retail Sampler)
8. "Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) (Live)" — Neil Diamond (Love At The Greek)
9. "America" — Neil Diamond (12 Greatest Hits, Volume II)
10. "Solitaire" — Jane Olivor (The Best Of Jane Olivor)

Spoken Word*
1. "Detroit Rap City" — Chrome Dreams — CD Audio Series (Maximum Eminem)
2. "The Interview" — Chrome Dreams — CD Audio Series (Eminem X—Posed The Interview)
3. "My Boy Scout Troop" — Bill Cosby (When I Was A Kid)
4. "Forgot About Dre" — Chrome Dreams — CD Audio Series (Maximum Eminem)
5. "My Brother Russell" — Bill Cosby (When I Was A Kid)
6. "My Hernia" — Bill Cosby (When I Was A Kid)
7. "Back In Black" — Chrome Dreams — CD Audio Series (Maximum AC/DC)
8. "Buck Jones" — Bill Cosby (When I Was A Kid)
9. "My Father" — Bill Cosby (When I Was A Kid)
10. "Governor Slugwell" — Lord Buckley (A Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat)

* For the period of January 17, 2006 to April 1, 2006

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