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Songza wins Webby Award

Posted by mnopen | May 1, 2013 4:19 pm | No Comments

Yesterday, winners of the 17th Annual Webby Awards were announced and our client Songza took home the trophy in the Mobile Apps Music category. Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Frank Ocean was named Webby Person of the Year and electronic recording artist Grimes was named Webby Artist of the Year. Head over to Editor’s Mix for a rundown of other Webby Award winners from the music industry.

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 Facilitates Songza’s Canadian Expansion

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | August 7, 2012 12:00 am | No Comments

Provides Music Catalog To Power Popular ‘Music Concierge’ Service
New York, NY — August 7, 2012 — MediaNet, the leading turnkey platform for building digital music businesses, announced today that it is the catalog and streaming partner for Songza’s music streaming service expansion into Canada. MediaNet has been providing Songza’s music catalog and streaming in the USA since the app’s inception.
Songza’s free Canadian ‘music concierge’ service streams consumers expertly-curated playlists that are suited to the activity they are doing and the device they are carrying. MediaNet provides Songza with a catalog of tracks from all the major labels and thousands of indie labels, as well as provides Songza with the back-end streaming technology to deliver music tracks to consumers’ iPhones, iPods, iPads, Android devices, Kindles, Sonos devices and computer desktops.
“Songza serves the right music at the right time to make our users’ everyday moments better” said Elias Roman, CEO of Songza. “Thanks to MediaNet’s massive music catalog and breadth of metadata, streaming formats, and reporting support, we can be totally focused on giving our users the ideal music listening experience.”
Frank Johnson, MediaNet’s CEO, said, “Songza is one of the most exciting new streaming music services to hit the scene, and we’re proud that our technology is part of it. We created a Canadian-centered radio music catalog for Songza so that we can manage the unique rights and reporting requirements for that country. And our ability to support Songza’s playlists and radio streaming format is also a core capability of MediaNet’s platform.”
MediaNet (www.mndigital.com) maintains the largest B2B rights-managed catalog of digital music in the world, with more than 22 million tracks available to power streaming music apps, subscription services, download stores and more. 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.
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– View MediaNet’s catalog of music tracks: http://www.mndigital.com/catalog/

Provides Music Catalog To Power Popular ‘Music Concierge’ Service

New York, NY — August 7, 2012 — MediaNet, the leading turnkey platform for building digital music businesses, announced today that it is the catalog and streaming partner for Songza’s music streaming service expansion into Canada. MediaNet has been providing Songza’s music catalog and streaming in the USA since the app’s inception.

Songza’s free Canadian ‘music concierge’ service streams consumers expertly-curated playlists that are suited to the activity they are doing and the device they are carrying. MediaNet provides Songza with a catalog of tracks from all the major labels and thousands of indie labels, as well as provides Songza with the back-end streaming technology to deliver music tracks to consumers’ iPhones, iPods, iPads, Android devices, Kindles, Sonos devices and computer desktops.

“Songza serves the right music at the right time to make our users’ everyday moments better” said Elias Roman, CEO of Songza. “Thanks to MediaNet’s massive music catalog and breadth of metadata, streaming formats, and reporting support, we can be totally focused on giving our users the ideal music listening experience.”

Frank Johnson, MediaNet’s CEO, said, “Songza is one of the most exciting new streaming music services to hit the scene, and we’re proud that our technology is part of it. We created a Canadian-centered radio music catalog for Songza so that we can manage the unique rights and reporting requirements for that country. And our ability to support Songza’s playlists and radio streaming format is also a core capability of MediaNet’s platform.”

MediaNet (www.mndigital.com) maintains the largest B2B rights-managed catalog of digital music in the world, with more than 22 million tracks available to power streaming music apps, subscription services, download stores and more. 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.

Links

– View MediaNet’s catalog of music tracks: http://www.mndigital.com/catalog/

New in Australia…

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | April 17, 2012 12:08 pm | No Comments

We are excited to see this happen! MOG and Telstra’s announcement makes great use of our Australian Catalog. We have been busy setting up and maintaining all the infrastructure of this catalog and rights for the Australian territory. Australians are about to get a great service. Telstra’s customers get an even sweeter deal.

We are forging a presence in a great market which shows a lot of promise. Australia has not had such a quality streaming service as MOG, yet has had a booming music industry in the last few years. We are thrilled to be there.


Read the Press Release from MOG:

MOG Expands Service to Australia and Strikes Exclusive Partnership with Telstra
Music Fans Will Enjoy Unlimited, Unmetered Streaming, and One-Click Downloading of Songs, Albums and Playlists for the Ultimate Listening Experience.

BERKELEY, Calif., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — MOG, the award- winning on-demand subscription music service and Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, today announced an exclusive partnership, and MOG’s first international deal, that will give Australians access to MOG’s vast catalog of music, making it the easiest way to instantly access ad-free, on-demand music from virtually anywhere.

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News article from Music Void:

Exclusive: MOG Teams Up With Telstra To Launch In Australia

Rdio was the first international music streaming service to launch in Australia late 2011 and rumours of a Spotify launch have abounded for almost a year. Looks like MOG beat Spotify to the launch stakes and with Australia’s best Telco to boot. This is most definitely a major strike for MOG and its team as it is also for Telstra. Although this is just an announcement of the partnership between Telstra and MOG, TMV have been informed they are not very far of launching.

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MOG, Turntable, and Songza to be featured on new Facebook Music service

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | September 22, 2011 4:44 pm | No Comments

Today, at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of major features to the social networking site including Facebook Music, taking music experience and music discovery to the next level of social interactions. Users will be able to share with their Facebook friends music recommendations and listen in real-time at a short list of music services, including our customers MOG, Turntable, and Songza. We are glad to see their success continue and congratulate them on great and innovative services.

How One Music Startup Is Defying the Odds By Breaking the Rules

Posted by MediaNet Customer Integration | March 31, 2011 11:22 am | No Comments

MediaNet’s flexible platform once again allows for great innovation in digital content…

How One Music Startup Is Defying the Odds By Breaking the Rules
March 25 2011 | mashable.com
– by Jennifer Van Grove –

Working against the notion that most online music startups are dead on arrival is newcomer Soundtrckr.

The young startup breaks all the rules; it offers listeners unlimited streaming access to 10 million songs on the web, across a smattering of mobile platforms and soon the television. Plus, Soundtrckr has social and local components on lockdown — you can listen to the “stations” of friends or people nearby. And it costs nothing. No subscription fees, no mobile surcharge, no ads, nada. So, where’s the catch?

Soundtrckr takes the similar artist, algorithmic playlist selection model that Pandora uses and has song skip limitations, so it’s not of Spotify’s or Rdio’s on-demand ilk.

But rarely do the adjectives free and good go together to describe a single music service. Soundtrackr is an exception. It’s already growing fast in the U.S. and overseas — 35% of users are spread across the U.K., India, Brazil, Germany, France and Mexico. It’s also nearing 500,000 users just three months post launch. (read full article…)

MOG Wins Best Music Streaming App Award From Billboard

Posted by MediaNet Customer Integration | October 13, 2010 10:16 am | No Comments

– We were glad to see MediaNet customer MOG winning a new award last week. Congratulations to everyone at MOG! –

October 6, 2010 | siriusbuzz.com
– by Spencer Osborne –

You probably haven’t heard much about MOG, but all that will change now that the company has won top honors for the best music streaming app at Billboards Mobile Entertainment Live Music Summit. The feat is impressive in that there were several top notch names among the competition.

Admittedly, although I knew it existed, I had not tried MOG until yesterday. With the app garnering such an award among stiff competition, it became a necessity to give the app and service a test drive. There are likely some readers who are saying, “Here we go, another Internet Radio article from Spencer, and this when SIRI stock is on such a run.” To those I say expand your horizons. News is news. Sirius XM has a wonderful business model and can thrive in this environment. The existence of other services should not be viewed with contempt, but rather with a keen business eye to see the high points of any competitor and understand the consumer better. (read full article…)

Carphone Warehouse enters the cloud

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | August 3, 2010 4:15 pm | No Comments

Monday August 2, 2010 | musicweek.com

– By Ben Cardew –

The Carphone Warehouse has revealed full details of its new Music Anywhere service, which is potentially the first step to bringing cloud music into the mainstream in the UK.

The service, a collaboration with Catch Media which launches in Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK tomorrow (Tuesday), allows users to access their entire digital music collections remotely on their computers or mobile phones.

Using Catch Media’s Play Anywhere technology, the system “fingerprints” the user’s music collection – essentially making a note of what digital music they possess – and relates this to local partner MediaNet.

The user then installs the Music Anywhere app on his or her handset – it works on iPhones, BlackBerries and Android phones – allowing them to stream music remotely from MediaNet to their phone wherever they are in the world. (read more)

MediaNet+TuneCore: The Puzzle Pieces Start Coming Together…

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | June 10, 2010 8:50 am | No Comments

Wednesday June 9, 2010 | digitalmusicnews.com

– By Paul Resnikoff –

Just last week, MediaNet Digital unveiled its Media Selector, an easily embeddable and customizable store geared towards independent artists.  But what if the artist’s music was missing?  Now, a partnership with Tunecore adds the critical content component.

MediaNet is currently focusing its model on decentralized content distribution, and smartly leveraging its major label partnerships to a range of … (read more)

Check out MediaNet Customers at SXSW, March 18-20

Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | March 9, 2010 2:34 pm | No Comments

If you’re going to SXSW this year, check out a few of MediaNet’s customers.  Hello Music has set up a Lounge at Filter’s ‘Cedar Street Showdown’.  The lounge will be open Thurs (3/18), Fri, and Sat from 11am-6pm daily.  Come on by.  And, MOG is throwing a free party on March 20th at The Mohawk.  The Black Keys will headline with nearly a dozen other acts to follow.  Go here for more information.

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