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Berlin / London / Los Angeles / Bangkok (August 3rd, 2005) – The fourteen finalists that will compete for the hotly contested second annual Popkomm Innovations in Music & Entertainment Awards, which will be conducted on the first day of Popkomm 2005 in Berlin on September 14th, were announced today.

Due to the breadth and diversity of applications received, the judges took the decision to expand the categories from three to four, with another additional category for ‘B2B services in Digital Music’. The finalists are Digimpro, GoFish, Gracenote, Grouper, Hyperscore, Ksolo.com, labeltools GmbH, MFORMA Billboard Music, Mixed Tape, MusicStrands, Polyphonic HMI, PotatoSystem, Sonic Bids and SSEYO miniMIXA.

“It was a difficult process to whittle the applications down to 14 finalists as this year’s quality of submissions was extremely high and a lot of extremely innovative new companies and products came forth,” commented Gerd Leonhard, author of ‘The Future...

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