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MediaNet Digital Music Catalog Now Offers Over 45M Tracks

Posted by Glen Sears | September 22, 2015 9:00 am | No Comments

MediaNet Catalog Reached 45 Million Tracks and Songs

Today MediaNet is thrilled to announce that our digital music catalog has surpassed 45 million tracks! Our global music catalog includes content provided by major labels, independent labels, aggregators, and distributors, ensuring your customers can always find the content they crave.

“It is amazing the volume of catalog growth and amazing that it shows no signs of slowing down,” says MediaNet CEO Frank Johnson. “This growth makes the work of matching songs to owners, writers, and publishers even more urgent to ensure everyone is paid for every play.”

Each week MediaNet’s Content Operations Team ingests over 150,000 new tracks into our catalog. These tracks are licensed for download and streaming by major record labels, as well as over 80,000 independent record labels and publishers. MediaNet then provides developers access to high-quality audio files—in 11 formats up to 320kbps —with rights secured across multiple international territories. MediaNet content is delivered through our partner services, websites, and apps to a global network of users and music fans.

MediaNet partners include Beats Music, CÜR Music, Pulselocker, Songza, iMesh, Univision, and many more of the worlds best-loved music apps.

MediaNet features the only catalog which internally matches sound recordings directly to rights holders, ensuring maximum accuracy and industry-leading reporting. Want to talk about how MediaNet can power your music service? Let’s chat!

MediaNet CEO Frank Johnson To Speak About Digital Music Infrastructure At NMS2015

Posted by Glen Sears | June 19, 2015 12:39 pm | No Comments

New Music Seminar MediaNet NMS2015

New Music Seminar 2015 is fast approaching, and the lineup of speakers is full of heavy-hitters. For those who don’t know, NMS “is about belief in building the music business, belief in change, and belief in long-term success for artists and businesses alike. We provide a platform for discourse by the voices who disrupt the conventional, tackle key issues, and give a stage for emerging artists to shine. NMS is the place to network, engage, and discuss the future of music and business.”

On Tuesday, June 23rd MediaNet CEO Frank Johnson will take the hot seat in an NMS Intensive on digital music and streaming data architecture. The 15-minute question and answer session will be moderated by long-time music journalist and Celebrity Access writer Larry LeBlanc. The talk will focus on what it takes to be a competitor in the modern digital music arena, and what accurate reporting and fulfillment can do to ensure rights holders get paid every time the play button is pressed.

Click here for more information on New Music Seminar, and if you’re planning to attend don’t forget to register!

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MediaNet Music Fulfillment Now Powers Freeform Development Apps

Posted by Glen Sears | June 18, 2015 1:55 pm | No Comments

MediaNet Freeform

Today MediaNet, the world’s premier B2B digital music service and royalty administrator, is proud to announce that our Content Fulfillment system has been employed to power Freeform’s family of new music apps.

Founded by former Google Play Head of Global Content Programming Tim Quirk, Freeform creates emergent music apps that “reimagine the digital listening experience, creating entire worlds for fans to discover.” Freeform’s platform and vision for the future of the album was recently featured in Fast Company’s Tech Forecast.

“Freeform is building a platform that will let artists quickly and easily build mobile apps to distribute their work, and emulate the wildly profitable playbook of free-to-play mobile games. Freeform artist apps make musicians money by giving fans the free music they want, then making it fun and easy to buy more. Artists choose whether or not to use our platform, they choose what music to distribute through it, and they set their own prices.

For MP3 delivery, we knew we needed a Partner that artists, labels, and publishers trust with their content. MediaNet helps us ensure the fans get their music reliably, while content owners get paid promptly and accurately.” – Tim Quirk

MediaNet’s 40 million track Content Fulfillment system is being used to distribute downloads, report licensing, and pay royalties on songs purchased via Freeform apps. MediaNet provides these songs in high-quality file formats, up to 320kbps, with rights secured across multiple international territories.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Tim and the Freeform Team. Tim has been at the forefront of digital music, and a long-time thought leader. His advocacy ensures actual music is not lost in all the discussion of technology, instead bringing artists and their music closer to fans.

MediaNet’s deep musical catalog and industry-leading reporting solutions ensure that when artists sell rich, customizable digital albums on the Freeform platform, the fan experience is seamless. All music owners are paid accurately and correctly for every play.” – MediaNet CEO Frank Johnson

About MediaNet
Launched in 2001 as one of the first legal digital music distribution platforms, MediaNet ( maintains the world’s largest B2B rights-managed global catalog of more than 40 million tracks, matched to over 3.6 million rights holders including composers, publishers, administrators, PROs, collection societies, performers, labels, and distributors.

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