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QSound Labs Signs Marketing Agreement with X:drive for AudioPix PlusT



AudioPix Plus to be Offered to Over 1.8 Million X:drive Users



Calgary, Alberta - April 19, 2000 -- QSound Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSND), a leading provider of enhanced Internet audio solutions and multimedia software, today announced a distribution agreement with X:drive, the first company to transform the Internet into a virtual hard drive. The marketing agreement will see X:drive provide free virtual hard drive space to AudioPix Plus users. They will also conduct an email marketing campaign that will offer AudioPix Plus, at a reduced price, to their database of over 1.8 million active users. X:drive continues to grow its database exponentially by adding more than 25,000 users daily.

Under the terms of the agreement, QSound will add a link to its AudioPix Plus software application that will send users to a special co-branded X:drive web page which offers AudioPix users up to 100 MB of free Internet storage space. The storage space can be used to securely store, share, publish and organize any type of files, including documents, digital images, photos, music and videos.

"The ability to put our product in front of over 1.8 million potential new customers provides a tremendous opportunity for QSound," states David Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The agreement also provides significant added value to AudioPix Plus users as they gain access to free Internet hard drive space that can be used for storing and distributing digital images, MP3s and completed presentation files."

"We are very excited about this partnership with QSound," said Chris DeWolfe, VP of Strategic Planning and Development, X:drive. "The AudioPix multimedia software is a natural fit with X:drive's strategy of becoming an essential tool for users to manage, share and access rich media content."

About AudioPix Plus:
AudioPix Plus us an easy-to-use software application that puts the power of multimedia into the hands of everyone. By merging together leading Internet technologies, AudioPix Plus allows users to create personal multimedia slideshows for the home or office by easily combining MP3 music files with digital photos or images. Completed AudioPix Plus presentations, which are playable with either RealPlayer or Windows Media Player, can be emailed to anywhere in the world or used as dynamic content for web sites and business presentations. Further product information is available at

About X:Drive:
Founded in early 1999, X:drive is privately held and based in Santa Monica, CA. The Company has more than 25,000 new members joining daily and more than 1.8 million active, registered members. Its free service provides secure space on the Internet to organize, edit, store and share any type of file. According to both PC Data Online and Nielsen Net Ratings, X:drive is the largest Internet hard drive company in the world. Its investors include: Goldman Sachs, Wit Capital, eCompanies, Deutsche Banc, Alex Brown, David Bohnett (founder GeoCities) and Randall Kaplan (founder, JUMP Investors; co-founder, Akamai). The management team comprises executives from established technology and consumer brand companies. For further information, visit

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 concerning, among other things, marketing of, and opportunities for, newly introduced products, and future financial results. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, which could cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the Company's ability to carry out its business strategy and marketing plans, including availability of sufficient resources for the Company to do so timely and cost effectively, consumer acceptance of the Company's products, dependence on the performance of third parties who have agreed to market the Company's technologies, dependence on intellectual property, uncertainties relating to product development and commercial introduction, rapid technological change and competition, continued growth of the Internet, general economic and business conditions and other risks which may be detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations, projections and opinions of the Company's management, and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to such forward-looking statements which may be made, for example to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.





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