February 26, 2004


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Nimbit Web Services have completed an agreement to launch and market ASCAP Web Tools. Under the arrangement, ASCAP members and licensees will be offered an exclusive Nimbit WebTools™ package of website management tools and hosting services designed for the entertainment industry. The new service was launched earlier this month at the Performing Right Society's annual membership meeting in Los Angeles, and will also be unveiled at the Company's membership meetings in New York and Atlanta.

The technology was designed specifically to enable professional musicians, entertainers and their organizations to run self-managed websites. Through a single online application, ASCAP Web Tools enables users to manage all aspects of their website and email lists at very affordable rates. For as little as $11 per month, the Express package offers management tools for easy content updates and email marketing, and for those looking for the added benefit of a hosting service, the Standard WebTools package is available at only $14 per month. These low prices represent savings of up to 20% for ASCAP members and licensees. Other ASCAP WebTools features include dynamic show calendars, auto-email reminders, photo and media galleries, tour journals, and message boards which integrate seamlessly with users' websites.

"Technological innovation and member service are top priorities for ASCAP, said Phil Crosland, ASCAP Senior Vice President of Marketing. "We are delighted to join with Nimbit to add this exclusive package of web tools to our comprehensive array of benefits designed to enhance the success of our hardworking songwriter, composer and music publisher members."

"We are very proud to be partnering with ASCAP, an organization renowned for serving the songwriting community," said Nimbit founder and president, Patrick Faucher. "Not only does this help more artists learn about our technology, but we are helping professionals further their careers by giving them much needed tools and services to better manage their online presence."

Nimbit currently provides website management tools to a diverse group of entertainers, including such recording artists as Aerosmith, The Skatalites, and Los Straitjackets, as well as hundreds of independent acts worldwide.

February 2004 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of ASCAP. As the world's largest performing rights organization, ASCAP has over 175,000 composer, lyricist and music publisher members representing all genres of music. ASCAP is committed to protecting the rights of its members by licensing and collecting royalties for the public performance of their copyrighted works, and then distributing these fees to the Society's members based on performances. ASCAP's Board of Directors is made up solely of writers and publishers, elected by the membership every two years. For more information, visit http://www.ascap.com.

About Nimbit Web Services
Nimbit provides a complete suite of online tools that make it easy for entertainers to update, host and promote their websites. Nimbit also offers custom services such as site design, members-only fan club sites, and custom e-commerce solutions. Nimbit WebTools™ and Hosting Services are available online at the company's website, www.nimbit.com. Nimbit Web Services is a subsidiary of Trilby Systems, Inc., headquartered in Framingham, MA.