June 21, 2005


Mercedes-Benz marks first year of free music downloads

Stuttgart, Germany – Mixed Tape, the free music download from Mercedes-Benz, celebrates its first birthday today. In honour of this, the company is offering all online users a Mixed Tape birthday song that can be downloaded throughout the month.

The company reports that over the year, one million users from 88 different countries downloaded 10 million songs. The site offers more than 100 songs and 465 minutes of diverse music, all free of charge. Over 2,200 musicians from 50 countries have sent their songs to the Mixed Tape musical direction team, some of whom have used the site to launch their musical careers.

Mercedes-Benz will be producing another three Mixed Tape compilations this year, each with approximately 15 songs. The next album, Mixed Tape 08, will be available online as of July 26, 2005 at www.mercedes-benz.com/mixedtape.

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