Buongiorno Vitaminic, the Italian digital music company that was formed last year as a 90/10 merger between Buongiorno and Vitaminic, has announced that it is has compiled a catalog of 400,000 tracks.

Buongiorno Vitaminic, the Italian digital music company that was formed last year as a 90/10 merger between Buongiorno and Vitaminic, has announced that it is has compiled a catalog of 400,000 tracks. It is the first public statement by the company since the merger.

The catalog, which the company says includes material from 1,500 labels and 250 genres,
will be available for download from the Buongiorno Web site. The company says it will also continue to work as a service provider for other portals. Buongiorno Vitaminic operates a Web music shop for state television network RAI, where tracks and ringtones are available for download.

In a statement, CEO Andrea Casalini says Buongiorno Vitaminic aims to add 250,000 more tracks during 2004, thereby creating the "world's largest digital music catalog."

Vitaminic, founded in 1999, was an early leader in digital music, with a presence at one time in 11 countries. However, it was generally considered to be ahead of its time, and troubled finances led it to merge with Buongiorno.