My Play MPE™ (www.myplaympe.com) allows indie record labels/artists to deliver their releases over the Internet directly to radio station program directors, music directors, etc. The self-serve automated system features state-of-the-art encryption to protect content while delivering high-definition audio.
MUSICNET ADDS DIGITAL
Digital music distribution delivery system MusicNet has expanded its content and technology offerings to incorporate new forms of media, including music videos, television and film, and renamed itself MediaNet Digital. The company has provided back-end technology and licensed content to digital music services including Yahoo! Music, MTV's Urge, Virgin, HMV, Samsung, and Microsoft's Zune, among others. Its audio catalog currently comprises 4.5 million tracks.
AMAZON JOINS DOWNLOAD FRENZY
Amazon.com launched a public beta of “Amazon MP3,” a new digital music download store that offers a la carte, DRM-free MP3s. The site hosts more than 2 million songs from more than 180,000 artists from the majors and indies. Most songs are priced from $0.89 to $0.99; most albums are priced from $5.99 to $9.99. Every song is encoded at 256 kilobits per second. After purchase, users can add the downloads to their iTunes or Windows Media Player libraries.