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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 ( 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.

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Jaybird Communications

MediaNet Launches Trending Product in beta.

Posted by MediaNet Product Team | December 9, 2011 3:05 pm | No Comments

As you have probably noticed by now, MediaNet has launched a new product called MediaNet Trending. Trending brings a great sense of “Now” to the relevance of music information. It facilitates user engagement whether in DMCA radio playlists, streaming playlists, or download pages.

Our proprietary Trending technology finds interesting music trends in many verticals like search activity, social activity, and play activity as opposed to simpler trending products out there just monitoring basic social information.

Trending fits with the rest of MediaNet’s product suite and is available to you via our industry leading digital content API.

Learn more about the Trending product here.
View it in action here.

MediaNet Trending

MediaNet Introduces a Sophisticated Recommendation Engine to Enhance Music Sites and Applications

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | August 26, 2010 1:21 pm | No Comments

MediaNet’s Recommendation Engine, live today, delivers highly-relevant, real-time music recommendations for any website or application.

MediaNet, the leading provider of digital entertainment content, today announced the availability of a full-featured music recommendation engine through the MN Open API. The Recommendation Engine allows MediaNet affiliates to easily offer highly-relevant music recommendations to users of their web site or application. Affiliates can learn more about this product and sign up today at

Alan McGlade, CEO of MediaNet, stated: “MediaNet has been powering transactions on music services for almost a decade. We have been able to use the knowledge gained from that rich transaction history to create a recommendation tool that delivers the most relevant results for consumers looking to select and purchase music.”

The MediaNet patent-pending algorithms will enable affiliates to provide track, artist, album and user-based recommendations. For example, if a user requests a track that is similar to “Jacosta” by Noah & the Whale, using algorithms to analyze aggregated transactions, plays and user behaviors, the MediaNet Recommendation Engine will recommend “The Comeback” by Shout Out Louds, and “I Know I Know I Know” by Tegan and Sara. MediaNet recommendations will always be current due to its real-time technologies and artist popularity methods.

The key features and benefits of the MediaNet Recommendation Engine are as follows:

Use of actual transactional data

Most recommendation services rely on either software that compares specific musical attributes, or on human music editors who decide what artists to recommend based on certain user selections. MediaNet taps a treasure trove of actual usage data to make its recommendations.

Greater coverage of available music

The MediaNet Recommendation Engine is more likely to give a relevant return on any given track since it is looking at a long history of user activity with a broad catalog. An editorial-based recommendation is going to be limited to high-profile artists and albums.

Track-level Results

The MediaNet Recommendation Engine will make suggestions down to the track level, a feature that is particularly relevant for radio and on-demand streaming services. Many recommendation services only offer similar artist.

Easy integration with other MediaNet services

Recommendations can be added using the standard MN Open APIs that also provide access to metadata, samples, streams, and downloads.

Customers can now sign up for the MediaNet Recommendation Engine at, and have a music recommendation feature added to their music service or application in no time. MediaNet operates a high-volume media distribution network delivering premium content in the US, Canada, and the UK for application and web developers of all sizes from niche bloggers to global brands.

McGlade added: “MediaNet has vastly improved music recommendations and simplified the integration process. With our auto sign up we allow customers to find an easy, self serve solution.”

About MediaNet
MediaNet is the leading provider of premium digital media content. MN Open, MediaNet’s advanced technology platform, offers an API and easy to use Web Components that deliver a set of powerful music and eBook content products. MediaNet currently powers hundreds of customers of all sizes from niche bloggers to global brands allowing them to integrate digital entertainment content into their website or application quickly and easily to engage users and generate revenues.

MediaNet ( a digital music pioneer founded in 2001, is privately-held and headquartered in New York with offices in Seattle and London

MediaNet Launches eBook Catalog and Distribution Service

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | April 28, 2010 9:10 am | No Comments

Success in Digital Music Distribution is Expanded to Deliver Comprehensive
eBooks Digital Bookstore and Full-Featured Product Offering

NEW YORK, NY (April 28, 2010) – MediaNet, the leading service provider for the distribution of premium digital media, introduced today a comprehensive eBook catalog and product offering.  The advanced MN Open platform that MediaNet has successfully built for digital music will now support the integration of eBooks using an intuitive API that has been widely adopted by more than 100 application developers, web publishers and online retailers for music offerings.

MediaNet will make available a broad catalog of eBooks including the most popular titles that are available through major physical and online book sellers. These eBooks will initially be offered in the Adobe ePub and PDF formats which are compatible with a wide variety of devices including PC, Mac, Sony Reader, Nook and new entrants such as the Plastic Logic Que, and additional formats will be introduced as needed. Currently there are applications available in the marketplace that will allow for compatibility with the “iDevices” including the iPhone and iPad, similar to the applications available for digital music. 

Alan McGlade, CEO of MediaNet stated:  “MediaNet has a long track record in the music business with proven success in the digital delivery of premium music content.  MediaNet currently powers music metadata, streams and downloads for over one hundred digital retailers and online entertainment destinations. The integration of eBooks comes at the right time for this burgeoning industry and is a natural extension of MediaNet’s digital music roots.”

MediaNet’s eBook service will be accessed by web publishers and application developers through an API built on top of MediaNet’s enterprise class content delivery platform.  MediaNet’s API provides complete control over the user experience, functionality, e-commerce and content catalog. Online retailers can rapidly implement more advanced browsing, discovery, and purchase options under their own brand. MediaNet will make available its popular suite of Web Components for the eBooks offering in the next month.  With no coding required and a quick time to market, MediaNet’s Web Components allow anyone to place dynamically displayed eBook content anywhere on the Web.  This offers a contextually rich experience with eBooks content presented to end users in a relevant manner when they are most interested in an author or subject and likely to transact. 

New MediaNet customers can sign-up for the MN Open eBook service by going to They will be able to incorporate a versatile and intelligent download manager to simplify the acquisition and management of eBooks for their end users. Once an eBook service is successfully launched, MediaNet customers will be given access to a sophisticated real-time reporting portal to monitor sales activity. 

Alan McGlade added:  “The MN Open eBook solution gives web publishers and application developers access to a new form of premium digital content that will increase user engagement and generate sales.  Book publishers will see a significant broadening of eBook distribution online with a powerful new marketing platform for titles to be exposed to consumers when they are most likely to purchase them. In addition, MediaNet’s entry in the growing eBooks marketplace will spur innovation by lowering the barrier to entry for a broad range of online retailers and encouraging new ways to present eBooks and touch consumers.”

Ann Garrett
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Enhance Your Site with Professional Artist Bios and Album Reviews!

Posted by mnopen | September 8, 2009 8:33 pm | No Comments

Last week we published the latest new addition to our Open API which allows you to retrieve professional artist bios and album reviews (Partner.GetAMGData).  This exciting new API in our Partner Package returns the ne plus ultra of metadata about music content:  Artist Bios and/or Album Reviews penned by All Music Guide’s cadre of musicology experts. Quite absorbing and full of interesting anecdotes they also offer plenty of straight-up music criticism. They definitely increase “stickiness” on sites.

One of our easier APIs to use, submit either an Artist MnetID or Album MnetID, or both, to GetAMGData, and if we have something for either, we return it. MediaNet makes available over 40,000 Artist Bios and about 150,000 Album Reviews. Two things MN Open API customers should know:

–       First, we need to track usage, so each response object includes a Google Analytics “urchin” (hidden snippet of JavaScript), and customers must be sure to include it with any placement of a Bio or Review on their site.

–       Second, this enhanced metadata is a value-add, so there are terms and fees, and customers must be configured to gain access to this API. (Contact our business development team to learn more.)

If you’d like to see these Bios and Reviews in action, our own Web Components feature them, so check out our Library: Explorer. The link provided will take you directly to our Media Explorer Web Component, where Bios and Reviews are showcased. The majority of our Web Components lead to the Media Explorer, so you can start from any to see this great content.

To wrap up, whether you use the MN Open API or our Web Components, there’s now an easy way to start using the professional Bios and Reviews to enhance your site.

MediaNet’s New Download Manager

Posted by mnopen | August 16, 2009 10:05 pm | No Comments

MediaNet has recently released its new download manager as part of its MN Open product line.   It is presented to end users in the Media Purchase web component, and is available for API customers to offer for their users as well.

The download manager is a light weight browser plug-in that only needs to be installed once by end users.  Once installed, it facilitates fast concurrent downloads of purchased content.  It provides seamless integration with iTunes and Windows Media Player by automatically adding the content to the user’s preferred player.

Many more features have also been added giving end users great flexibility on their downloads. They are able to check their download history, choose how many tracks are downloaded concurrently, choose download speed, and set the auto download setting.

The user interface is clean, modern and neutral in branding to fit nicely into your own User Interfaces.

Introducing MN Open API

Posted by mnopen | July 10, 2009 9:01 pm | No Comments

Add music to your website or application through our Open API or Library of Web Components. The new MN Open API delivers a robust and easy to integrate solution for anyone wanting to quickly integrate with our catalog of more than 7 million MP3s. It gives you complete control over the user experience and the front-end application.

Why is the MN Open API the best in the industry?

Platform: You get access to MediaNet’s enterprise class platform which powers many leading music services and brands.

Content: You can offer a catalog from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels putting you instantly on par with iTunes and Amazon.

Technology: The API is a REST-based, providing rich functionality, atomic transactions and fast responses.

Ease of Use: Many of our customers have integrated our API in less than 24 hours.

Flexibility: You can use your own credit card processor or transact via our API.

Pricing: There are no up-front fees and no commitments.

Reporting: You are in control of your data and revenues.

Support: The API is our business and we provide you with fast and comprehensive support. We’ve been improving every day by listening to your feedback.

MediaNet empowers you to build and enhance your products with digital content. Our widgetized solution allows you to “snap in” digital content, metadata, and MP3 sales. Our Open API gives you complete control over the user interface and experience. Both solutions help you create instant value and stickiness to your service, as well as additional revenue streams.

Signing up for our MN Open API is easy. If you have questions or comments please contact us

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