LOS ANGELES, California - October 4, 2004 - Turner Entertainment Company,
Turner Classic Movies television network, and Rhino Records, the world's
leading pop culture label, are bringing 10 years of audio soundtracks from
classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, RKO, and early Warner Bros. Films to the
Internet. Turner and Rhino will offer more than 80 musical treasures for
the first time as digital releases with the initial 31 being released on
the iTunes® Music Store exclusively through the end of the year. [release
schedule below]

For nearly a decade, Turner and Rhino have teamed to create definitive
soundtrack CDs for some of the greatest motion pictures ever made. Among
the films that have received the Turner Classic Movies Music/Rhino Movie
Music treatment are The Wizard of Oz (1939), Dr. Zhivago (1965), An
American In Paris (1951), Singin' In The Rain (1952), Gone With The Wind
(1939), Ben Hur (1959), That's Entertainment!, II, III (1974, 1976, 1994)
and many others.

Turner, Rhino, and Apple will be working on a number of cross-promotional
initiatives to spread the word about the release of these classic
recordings. Apple will create a Turner Classic Movies section on the iTunes
Music Store to highlight digital audio releases and the original theatrical
trailers. Additionally, Apple will promote on iTunes promotional materials
distributed throughout their Apple retail stores across the country.

Turner plans to incorporate promotional mentions of the digital releases on
iTunes into their 24 hours of Mad About Musicals every Tuesday and
Wednesday throughout the month of October, including tags during film
introductions by host Robert Osborne. In addition, 60-second spots for a
Mad About Musical Sweepstakes with prizes that feature a trip to New York
City and attend the premiere of Phantom of the Opera, Apple iPods with 100
free song downloads from the iTunes Music Store and Warner Home Video and
Rhino Records classic musicals DVD and CD Collections. The Mad About
Hollywood movie musicals festival will feature An American In Paris (1951,
Oct.19, 10:00 p.m.), Kismet (1955, Oct. 20), Singin' In The Rain (1952,
Oct.19, 12 midnight) and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954, Oct. 19,
8:00 p.m.) as part of the film's 50th anniversary. Turner will also
include mentions in several key national print advertisements.

"It's great to be able to take our already successful partnership with
Rhino Music into the digital arena with iTunes," said Tom Karsch, executive
vice president and general manager, TCM. "Now that these classic songs are
available in this format, we hope to introduce a new demographic to classic
movie music."

"Over the past 10 years, Rhino has had the pleasure of working with Turner
to develop a comprehensive CD reissue and marketing campaign for one of the
most treasured libraries of popular American music ever recorded," says
David Dorn, senior vice president of New Media Strategy for Rhino. "We
think the release of these gems as digital downloads will help us find new
audiences, and we're very excited to be working with the iTunes Music Store
to kick things off."

"Now iTunes users can download their favorite songs from timeless musicals
including The Wizard of OZ and Gone with the Wind and take them along
anywhere on their iPods," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of
Applications. "We are very pleased to be the only music download store to
offer these classic soundtracks to movie fans."

"Classic musicals have taken on a life of their own since the introduction
of DVD, leading to a broader audience than ever before," said George
Feltenstein, WHV Senior Vice President, Warner Home Video Classic Catalog.
"New generations are discovering and appreciating not only the movie
musicals for which studios like MGM, Warner Bros. and RKO were famous, but
the songs themselves which have become part of our American heritage.
This is a terrific collaboration and another way to share these great songs
with today's music fans."

The following are the Turner/Rhino digital soundtracks that will be made
available exclusively through the iTunes Music Store in stages beginning
with the first releases going live on October 5, followed by November 2 and
December 7.

October 5

An American In Paris (1951)

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Fame (1980)

Judy Garland's Greatest Movie Hits

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

Silk Stockings (1957)

Strike Up The Band (1940)

That's Entertainment! The Best of The M-G-M Musicals (1974)

The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

November 2

Brigadoon (1954)

Dr. Zhivago (1965)

Gone With The Wind (1939)

Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Lena Horne At M-G-M

Meet Me In St.Louis (1944)

Show Boat (1951)

The Boy Friend (1971)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey: Swingin' In Hollywood

Victor/Victoria (1982)

December 7

Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ (1959)

Casablanca (1943)

Deep In My Heart (1954)

For Me And My Gal (1942)

Girl Crazy (1943)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)/Horton Hears A Who (1970)

Kismet (1955)

North By Northwest (1959)

Now You Has Jazz: Louis Armstrong At M-G-M

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1970)/Frosty The Snowman (1969)

Singin' In The Rain (1952)

Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 69 million homes, is a
24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner
company. TCM presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from the
largest film library in the world, the combined Time Warner and Turner film
libraries, from the '20s through the '80s, commercial-free and without
interruption. For more information, please visit the TCM Web site at

Based in Burbank, California, Rhino Entertainment was founded in 1978 in
Los Angeles. Beginning with novelty records, then branching into archival
reissues and definitive anthologies and various-artists series, the company
is recognized as the world's leading pop culture label. With a commitment
to a superior experience for the consumer, Rhino packs its products with
bonus tracks, informative liner notes, photos, and the best sounding audio
possible. Rhino's Home Video division is home to everything from oddball
cult films and classic TV programs to longform live music performances and
a line of action sports releases. Rhino is a part of the Warner Music
Group. You can visit us on the Web at www.rhino.com