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Warner Music Group, Sanctuary, Tommy Boy and Mediaport Entertainment are now offering consumers music from the labels through Mediaport's retail kiosks,
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Warner Music Group, Sanctuary, Tommy Boy and Mediaport Entertainment are now offering consumers music from the labels through Mediaport's retail kiosks, MusicATMs™, and a Website, www.mediaport.com. At the kiosks, found on select university campuses and retail locations, consumers can burn full-length CDs or create consumer-selected compilations from the labels' catalogs. Additionally, consumers can download digital tracks from Mediaport's e-Music store and transfer them to WMA portable players.

Music industry veteran Elliot Roberts, a member of Mediaport's board, has managed such artists as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Tracy Chapman. Commenting on the alliance, Roberts said, “This agreement with WMG is going to make it easier for more people to get good music in a more convenient manner. It is the best solution to the problem of declining record sales that I've seen.”