RioPort Site Has STP, Eurythmics Downloads

Developer of Rio portable MP3 player launches page.

RioPort Inc., developer of the Rio line of portable MP3 players, is offering free downloadable music in MP3 and Windows Media formats from Stone Temple Pilots, the Eurythmics and Powerman 5000 and other bands at its website, which officially launched on Tuesday (Oct. 26). The site also features the RioPort Audio Manager jukebox software for creating and organizing digital-music files. The launch coincided with the announcement that RioPort has received $30 million in funding from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures and Oak Investment Partners. (SonicNet's parent company, MTV Networks Online, owns a portion of RioPort.)