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MediaNet’s Larry Miller to Speak on Music Licensing in Nashville

Posted by mnopen | March 25, 2013 12:45 pm | No Comments

Our Executive Vice President and General Manager Larry Miller will be speaking at Belmont University in Nashville as part of NARM and digitalmusic.org’s Music Startup Academy and Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on Friday, April 5. Along with YiPing Ho of the Warner Music Group, Larry will present “Music Industry Content Acquisition and Business Development” at 10am CT. For more information and to register to attend, click here.

Frank Johnson gets interviewed by DMT at SXSW

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | March 15, 2013 1:54 pm | No Comments

View Andrea Leonelli’s interview of Frank at SXSW.

Can APIs Solve Music’s ‘Crisis of Innovation’?

Posted by mnopen | March 14, 2013 2:38 pm | No Comments

MediaNet CEO Frank Johnson talks with Alex Pham of Billboard Biz.

Can APIs Solve Music’s ‘Crisis of Innovation’?

March 14 2013 | billboard.com/biz
– by Alex Pham –

There’s an old saw among established technology companies that says innovation happens elsewhere, that big ideas can come from small, unexpected places.

The best way to tap into that potential, according to this view, is to throw open the gates and let all developers build products on top of your existing, proprietary technology. Make it easy for developers, and good things are bound to happen.

That, at least, has been the ethos behind the steady stream of music-related application software interfaces, or APIs. Last month, two companies, Gracenote and MediaNet, quietly added their APIs into the mix.

Read Full Article Here…

SXSW – Learn “How to Build a Profitable Music App (Legally)” with MediaNet’s Frank Johnson

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | March 12, 2013 11:47 am | No Comments

Learn from MediaNet’s CEO Frank Johnson “How to Build a Profitable Music App (Legally)” at SXSW Wednesday, March 13 11:00am – 12:00pm.

Schedule and lineup: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP990632

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Official MediaNet Company account @mndigital
Our Rights Guru and Industry favorite: Larry Miller @LarrySMiller

Songza named on Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative List

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | February 27, 2013 10:37 am | No Comments

We’re excited that our client Songza has been named to Fast Company’s list of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music.” Their playlist curation, which draws from MediaNet’s song catalog, is just plain great:

http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2013/industry/music

MediaNet Startup Sandbox Gives Developing Digital Music Services the Content and Tools to Grow

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | February 22, 2013 8:23 am | No Comments

February 22, 2013 – MediaNet, a leading digital music catalog, metadata and ecommerce technology provider, not only powers  major global digital services such as iMesh, MOG, Myxer, Songza, and TurnTable, but also provides the content and services fledgling companies need to bring a concept through the prototype stage to customer launch with its Startup Sandbox packages.

The standard Startup option provides an array of content and services so a company can build out a true proof-of-concept, test its ideas, and demo for potential partners, at a low initial cost and without being locked into a long-term contract. For a consumer launch, it’s necessary to step up to the Plus option, which MediaNet will customize for each company once it’s refined exactly what it needs based on its Startup phase.

“With over a decade of experience in providing services to hundreds of digital music companies, we know how challenging it can be for a company to create that first iteration product and take it through all the stages to launch,” said Daniel Dougherty, VP, Sales & Business Development, MediaNet. “Our comprehensive Startup Sandbox options gives these early stage companies and concepts what they need to try their wings, and eventually, take flight.”

MEDIANET STARTUP SANDBOX SERVICES

STARTUP

PLUS

Fulfillment XML Feed

X

X

On-demand Streaming

X

X

DMCA Radio and Radio Player

X

X

MP3 Sales, Audio Samples, Download Manager

X

X

Track and Artist Recommendations

X

X

Content Guide with Bios, Extended and Social Metadata

X

X

Real-time Artist Trending

X

X

Account Balance  (Integrate your custom commerce)

X

X

Mobile and CE Device Support

X

X

Unlimited API call volume

X

X

Unlimited Developer e-mail Support

X

X

Integration Catalog (Development)

X

X

Production Catalog

Select

Tracks

X

Label Submission

X

Launch

X

If you are interested in a MediaNet Startup Sandbox package, please contact us today at newbusiness@mndigital.com.

About MediaNet

Launched in 2001 as one of the first online music services, MediaNet (www.mndigital.com) maintains the largest B2B rights-managed catalog of digital music in the world, with more than 25 million tracks available to power streaming music apps, subscription services, download stores and more. The company also offers a complete suite of master and mechanical rights administration services. MediaNet offers customized solutions for global music services as well as turnkey solutions for small companies looking to launch their business quickly and cost effectively.

Twitter: @MNdigital

– Learn about the MN Open API here: http://www.mndigital.com/integration/openapi.html

Larry Miller’s presentation at NY Music Tech Meetup

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | February 19, 2013 11:17 am | No Comments

If you missed Larry Miller’s presentation on our Rights Administration Services at the NY Music Tech Meetup last week, you can check it out now on:

SlideShare – MediaNet Rights Administration

YouTube – MediaNet Rights Administration Video

MediaNet in the news with an article from Ed Christman: MediaNet Expanding Services to Mechanical Rights Licensing, Administration

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | January 31, 2013 12:49 pm | No Comments

January 24 2013 | Billboard.com – Billboard Biz
– by Ed Christman –

MediaNet, the back-end of such digital services like Mog/Beats and Songza, is expanding its offerings by providing mechanical rights licensing and administration.

MediaNet currently relies on the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) to supply publishing licenses for the master rights it provides to services. But now the company is adding research staff so it can conduct direct licensing with publishers not affiliated with HFA. It also plans to offer those services to digital music service providers that do not use MediaNet as their back-end.

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MediaNet Introduces Complete Copyright Administration, Licensing and Reporting Services for Record Labels, Music Services, Brands and CE Companies

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | January 24, 2013 11:02 am | No Comments

First B2B music technology provider to offer 360° rights administration

January 24, 2013 – MediaNet, a leading digital music catalog, metadata and ecommerce technology provider for music services around the world, is expanding its administration services offerings beyond its current master rights management and catalog fulfillment to cover the complete spectrum of rights. MediaNet currently offers global master fulfillment and administration for a catalog of more than 25 million tracks, to operators of streaming services, apps and download stores.  This new offering  enables MediaNet to take over the rights administration, reporting, and payment processes related to mechanical and performance licensing, so its music service and record label clients are properly licensed, and remain up to date with the reporting and payment terms of those licenses.  MediaNet will be the first white label music service provider to offer comprehensive, scalable master and publishing rights administration.

“By expanding our administration services, MediaNet will become the only company offering a complete rights and administration package for digital music service clients,” said Frank Johnson, CEO of MediaNet. “We look forward to working with publishers, PRO’s, record companies and digital service providers to create a solution that is beneficial for everyone in the music ecosystem.”

“MediaNet pioneered content management for digital music, and over the past decade, has developed one of the most sophisticated rights administration infrastructures in the industry,” said Larry Miller, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MediaNet. “Now, by offering both master-side and publishing rights administration services, we can  remove cost and friction for any company that wants to offer digital music services, allowing them to focus on creating, releasing and scaling brilliant products and services rather than allocating in-house resources to copyright administration.”Miller will be speaking on rights administration and related issues as the business keynote at the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) meeting at Midem on Sunday, January 27, at 11 a.m. in Conference Level 01 at the Palais des Festivals.

About MediaNet

Launched in 2001 by the music industry as one of the first online music services, MediaNet (www.mndigital.com) maintains the largest B2B rights-managed catalog of digital music in the world, with more than 25 million tracks available to power streaming music apps, subscription services, download stores and more through its API and comprehensive set of music commerce applications. MediaNet offers customized solutions for global music services and record labels as well as turnkey solutions for small companies looking to launch their business quickly and cost effectively.

Twitter: @MNdigital

– Learn about the MN Open API here: http://www.mndigital.com/integration/openapi.html

Contact:
Laurie Jakobsen
Jaybird Communications
646-484-6764
laurie@jaybirdcom.com

MediaNet’s 2012 Top 50 Seasonal Songs – Downloads

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | December 20, 2012 5:02 pm | No Comments

Continuing our look at MediaNet’s Seasonal Song Charts, below is MediaNet’s 2012 Top 50 Seasonal Songs – Downloads chart. Despite being from the same source of content, the two charts reflect divergent tendencies between streaming and downloading music consumers.

MediaNet’s 2012 Top 50 Seasonal Songs – Downloads

RANK ARTIST TITLE
1 The Temptations Silent Night
2 Cheech & Chong Santa Claus And His Old Lady
3 Chris Brown This Christmas
4 Faith Hill Where Are You Christmas
5 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You
6 Kirk Franklin & The Family Now Behold The Lamb
7 Michael Sterling Holiday
8 The Temptations Silent Night (1980 Album Version)
9 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Canon Rock
10 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 24/24
11 Jeff Foxworthy Redneck 12 Days Of Christmas
12 Boyz II Men Let It Snow
13 The Emotions What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas
14 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You – Extra Festive
15 Donny Hathaway This Christmas
16 The Emotions What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas
17 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Canon
18 Eagles Please Come Home For Christmas (Single Version)
19 Kurtis Blow Christmas Rappin’
20 Alabama Christmas In Dixie
21 Luther Vandross At Christmas Time
22 Luther Vandross Every Year, Every Christmas
23 The Temptations Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
24 The Temptations This Christmas
25 The Temptations Silent Night
26 Boyz II Men; Brian McKnight Let It Snow
27 The Temptations Silent Night (Re-Recorded Version)
28 The O’Jays Christmas Ain’t Christmas, New Years Ain’t New Years Without The One You Love
29 Donny Hathaway This Christmas
30 Nat King Cole The Christmas Song, “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire”
31 Dolly Parton Hard Candy Christmas
32 OutKast Player’s Ball
33 The Temptations Silent Night (1980 Album Version)
34 Boyz II Men; Brian McKnight Let It Snow
35 Burl Ives A Holly Jolly Christmas
36 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Whoville Medley (Perfect Christmas Night/Grinch)
37 Alan Jackson; The Chipmunks Santa’s Gonna Come In A Pickup Truck
38 Bob Seger; The Silver Bullet Band The Little Drummer Boy
39 Josh Groban; Faith Hill The First Noel
40 Kirk Franklin & The Family The Night That Christ Was Born
41 The Temptations This Christmas
42 The Temptations Silent Night
43 Mariah Carey O Holy Night
44 James Brown Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
45 A Few Good Men Silver Bells
46 Josh Groban It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
47 Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Anthony Piccolo Christmas/Sarajevo, 12/24 (Instrumental)
48 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Jam
49 Charles Brown Please Come Home For Christmas
50 Rascal Flatts I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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