Fuse’s Hairy Man Logo Gets Pimped Out

One of a Kind Collectible Posters up for Bid on eBay May 23 through June 2
100% of the Proceeds to Benefit MusiCares

(New York, NY, May 3, 2005)Fuse, the nation’s only viewer-driven, all-music network, today announced “Paint It Fuse,” a one-of-a-kind online charity auction to be featured on eBay, The World’s Online Marketplace® (www.ebay.com/fuse) May 23 through June 2, 2005 to benefit The MusiCares® Foundation. Music artists and legendary graphic artists who specialize in gig posters; album and CD art have designed customized posters incorporating Fuse’s “Hairy Man” logo. These unique pieces of art will embrace the artists’ signature style and are sure to be collector’s items. Kompolt was retained to manage the listing.

Committed to encouraging freedom of artistic expression and showcasing talent from all aspect’s of today’s music industry, Fuse has approached many of today’s top graphic artists including Leia Bell, Michael Buchmiller, James Rheem Davis, Lindsey Kuhn and Printmafia to participate in this showcase of poster art.

“In this age of digital downloads, consumers are no longer getting to see and enjoy the talents of all those wonderful graphic artists who’ve created album cover and CD artwork over the years,” comments Michael Goldstein, VP Interactive Programming at Fuse. “We’re thrilled to be able to tap into our relationships with people in the music industry to raise money for a good cause.”

“MusiCares is a foundation we’re proud to support,” comments Andrea Greenberg, Cablevision’s President, Sports and Music Networks. “Like Fuse, MusiCares is dedicated to the music industry and we’re delighted to acknowledge and contribute the proceeds of this auction to their efforts.”

In addition to posters designed by celebrated artists, Fuse will auction off posters that have been signed by Bloc Party, Fat Joe, Fergie from Black Eyed Peas, Frankie J, Gratitude, John Gafford, Lord Sear, Lyfe, Rude Jude, and Trust Company. There will also be an opportunity to bid on a guitar autographed by Sum 41, an album signed by The Donnas, a 12″ vinyl autographed by The Casualties, a holiday card signed by Brand New and more…

About Kompolt
Kompolt is the highly regarded “go-to” online auction agency for creating successful, high value, and high profile promotional and charity auctions for top brand companies and nonprofits. For more information, go to www.kompolt.com.

About MusiCares
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares® provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

As a result of acquiring MAP last September, MusiCares developed the MAP Fund as a pool of resources set aside specifically to address addiction recovery and sober living needs. Named for the Musicians Assistance Program and founded by longtime musician and addiction recovery activist Buddy Arnold, the MusiCares MAP Fund represents the joint goal of MAP and MusiCares to provide members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial circumstances.

About Fuse
Fuse, a network of Cablevision Systems Corporation, is the nation’s only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms that are at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, online, and interactive games – and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into its on-air and online programming. More information about Fuse is available at www.fuse.tv.

About Cablevision Systems Corporation
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading entertainment, media and telecommunications companies. In addition to its broadband, cable, Internet, telephone and satellite television offerings, the company owns and operates Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and its networks; Madison Square Garden and its teams; and, Clearview Cinemas. In addition, Cablevision operates New York’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at www.cablevision.com.

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