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Rogers Gives Music Enthusiasts Freedom To Enjoy Tracks Anywhere, Anytime With New DRM-free Music Downloads

Rogers the first Canadian wireless carrier to offer full album pre-orders as part of its full-track over-the-air music downloads store

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ – Rogers today announced the availability of Digital Rights Management-free (DRM) song downloads through its music service, urMusic™, enabling customers to download, listen and enjoy their music across different devices.

Customers visiting online or via the mobile web portal on their wireless device will now have the ability to purchase DRM-free (also known as MP3) music tracks to their device or computer and transfer them to their other digital music-capable electronic devices, free of charge. With more than sixty-seven MP3 supported handsets from Rogers, including popular smartphones such as those on the BlackBerry® platform, Rogers customers have the flexibility to enjoy their music wherever and whenever they want.

“At Rogers, we know that music is a passion for many of our customers, and we are committed to offering the best in mobile music entertainment,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Rogers Communications Inc. “Customers want the freedom to enjoy their downloaded music across multiple devices. The addition of DRM-free music tracks to Rogers urMusic, paired with the ability to order albums in advance of their release date, is a perfect complement to our music and Wireless Box Office™ services featuring exclusive service-fee free concert tickets through Live Nation, and various musical sponsorship events.”

New tiered pricing is also available for DRM-free music tracks ranging from $0.69, $0.99 and up to $1.29* per track. Full album purchases generally cost less than $10* for Rogers customers.

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*plus applicable download fees

About Rogers Communications Inc

Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless provider. Through Cable, we are one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit