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Wake Forest students get free access to downloadable music

September 12, 2007

Wake Forest University has partnered with Ruckus Network Inc., the provider of a multimedia network that supplies free and legal music downloads specifically for college students.

Jay Dominick, assistant vice president for Information Systems, says “with the Ruckus service, we are giving students a legal downloading alternative that also includes social networking features found at popular sites.  It’s something we think will be well received on our campus.” 

With Ruckus, students can legally download and share music, create playlists, send personal media recommendations to friends, browse classmates’ profiles and media libraries and meet new friends.  Students can also build their personal music libraries from Ruckus’ collection of more than three million high-fidelity, virus-free songs.  Ruckus eliminates copyright infringement through its licensing agreements with all of the major international record labels, as well as thousands of independent labels and artists.

"We are very excited to make our music service available to students at Wake Forest University, to help them discover and share new music,” said Chris Utah, director of campus marketing at Ruckus. “We are happy to now provide a full featured digital entertainment service – and a safe and legal alternative to file-sharing – at no cost to students or to the school.”

Wake Forest University students can begin using the service immediately by visiting, clicking on “Join Ruckus” and entering their Wake Forest e-mail address.  The registration process only takes a few minutes.  Faculty and staff can also take advantage of the partnership for $8.99 per month.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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