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Monday 03 April, 2000

EMI Group PLC

Strategic Agreement with On-Line Entertainment

EMI Group PLC
3 April 2000

                                
EMI's RECORDED MUSIC DIVISION ENTERS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH ON-
 LINE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK, INC. TO DELIVER ON-DEMAND PAY-PER-
                 LISTEN MUSIC OVER THE INTERNET
     
EMI Group's Recorded Music division and On-Line
Entertainment Network, Inc. (OEN), a subsidiary of GlobalNet
Systems, Ltd. (OTC: ISDN), announced today that they have entered
into a strategic relationship agreement to provide on demand, pay-
to-use media programming services, including live concert
netcasts, over the Internet.
     
EMI  has  selected OEN as a recommended provider  and  will  work
closely  to promote these services. Under the terms of  the  non-
exclusive  agreement,  EMI  will  assist  OEN  in  entering  into
agreements to stream live concerts involving EMI artists over the
Internet  and  to offer archived concerts to consumers.  OEN  has
produced  numerous  high quality netcasts  with  its  experienced
production staff and is capable of delivering its programming  to
over  1,000,000  simultaneous listeners for its  live,  over  the
Internet, concert events.

As  part of the agreement, EMI received equity in OEN and a small
equity stake in GlobalNet Systems, Ltd.
     
'EMI  has  selected OEN to produce live netcasts for its  artists
due  to OEN's high quality sound and its experienced live netcast
staff,'  said Jay Samit, Senior Vice President of New Media,  EMI
Recorded Music. 'The relationship with OEN is a key component  of
our  overall Internet strategy of bringing our artists and  their
fans closer together on the Internet.'

'We're very excited to have EMI, one of the greatest names in
every category of music, as our strategic partner,' said Irwin
Roth, Chairman and CEO of OEN.  'This strategic relationship
provides a fantastic endorsement of our unique audio system and
services.  We believe it will allow OEN to bring EMI's artists
interactively into homes worldwide.  With our superior audio
quality and images, we believe this relationship will also
accelerate OEN's acceptance as a leader in interactive live
Internet programming, a crucial new arena of entertainment
distribution.'

For further information:
     
Amanda Conroy            EMI Group plc  + 44 207 667 3216
Dawn Bridges                            + 1 212 492 1275
     
Irwin Roth               CEO, OEN       + 1 212 307 1333


Notes to Editors
     
About EMI Recorded Music

EMI Recorded Music, the third largest music company in the world,
is an international music company with presence in nearly 70
countries.  EMI Recorded Music includes important local and
international artists, including some of the biggest names in the
recorded music industry.  EMI has artists in every leading music
genre, including pop, rock, jazz, classical, Latin, Christian,
country, rap/urban and dance.  The world famous labels include
Capitol, Angel, Blue Note, EMI, Priority and Virgin.  Its current
roster includes approximately 1,500 artists and it
releases over 1,000 albums each year.

About On-Line Entertainment Network, Inc.
OEN, a subsidiary of GlobalNet Systems, Ltd. (OTC: ISDN),
specializes in superior quality netcasting and digital multi-
track recording of live interactive concert events on a pay-per-
listen, sponsorship or advertising basis. OEN offers full tracks
and CDs of pre-recorded music and other audio programs on an on-
demand pay-per-listen basis.  Additionally, it also offers
archived     versions of OEN's live programs and short samples of
current pre-recorded music product to support major label retail
sales. Its high quality 'click and play' system plays audio in
real time without audio file downloads, providing additional
copyright and master protection for artists and record labels.
OEN intends to incorporate music downloading capabilities upon
the adoption of SDMI encryption standard by the major record
labels.

About GlobalNet Systems, Ltd.

GlobalNet Systems, Ltd. (OTC: ISDN) conducts research and
development focused on 'Last Mile' delivery solutions for 'On-
Demand' interactive NTSC & High Definition Television delivery
into the home.  These solutions are focused on providing home
delivery alternatives to digital download video streaming of on-
demand NTSC and HDTV television over the Internet backbone.  OEN
is a subsidiary company of GlobalNet Systems, Ltd.




This press release contains forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that
the expectations reflected in such forward looking statements
will prove to be correct. Actual future performance could differ
materially from such statements. Factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to,
as pertains to OEN, the ability of OEN to succeed in the highly
competitive and subjective area of the on-line entertainment
industry and as pertains to GlobalNet, its ability to
successfully develop and complete its research and development.
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