Posted by MediaNet Public Relations | December 20, 2012 4:55 pm | No Comments
As 2012 draws to a close, let’s take a look at MediaNet’s Seasonal Songs charts culled from data collected in November and December from our various partners. First up is the MediaNet Top 50 Seasonal Songs via Streaming and On Demand Radio chart.
MediaNet’s 2012 Top 50 Seasonal Songs – Streaming and On Demand Radio
|1||The Carpenters||Merry Christmas Darling|
|2||Andy Williams; Robert Mersey & His Orchestra||It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year|
|3||Thurl Ravenscroft||You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch|
|4||Johnny Mathis||It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas|
|5||Bing Crosby||White Christmas (1947 Single Version)|
|6||Bing Crosby||It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas|
|7||Jackson 5||Santa Claus Is Coming To Town|
|8||Burl Ives||A Holly Jolly Christmas|
|9||Dinah Washington||Silent Night|
|10||Nat King Cole||O Holy Night|
|11||Donny Hathaway||This Christmas|
|12||Justin Bieber; Mariah Carey||All I Want For Christmas Is You (Superfestive!) Duet With Mariah Carey|
|14||Harry Simeone Chorale||The Little Drummer Boy|
|15||Boyz II Men; Brian McKnight||Let It Snow|
|16||Louis Armstrong; The Commanders||Cool Yule|
|17||Elvis Presley||Blue Christmas|
|18||Nat King Cole||The Christmas Song|
|19||Andy Williams||Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season|
|20||Johnny Mathis; Gladys Knight||It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas|
|21||Burl Ives||A Holly Jolly Christmas|
|22||Burl Ives||Silver And Gold|
|23||Faith Hill||Where Are You Christmas|
|24||Harry Simeone Chorale||The Little Drummer Boy|
|25||Norah Jones||It Came Upon A Midnight Clear|
|26||Maroon 5||Happy Christmas (War Is Over)|
|27||Frank Sinatra||The First Noel|
|28||Judy Garland||Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas|
|29||Frank Sinatra||Adeste Fideles|
|30||Burl Ives||I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day|
|31||Tony Bennett||My Favorite Things|
|32||Frank Sinatra||Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas|
|33||Dean Martin||A Marshmallow World|
|34||Bing Crosby; The Andrews Sisters||Jingle Bells|
|35||Peggy Lee||It’s Christmas Time Again|
|36||Ella Fitzgerald||Hark! The Herald Angels Sing|
|37||Eagles||Please Come Home For Christmas (Single Version)|
|38||Ella Fitzgerald||Sleigh Ride|
|39||The Beach Boys||Little Saint Nick (1991 Remix)|
|40||Bing Crosby||Winter Wonderland|
|41||Bruce Springsteen||Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town|
|42||Brenda Lee||Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree|
|43||Band Aid||Do They Know It’s Christmas?|
|44||José Feliciano||Feliz Navidad|
|45||Justin Bieber; Busta Rhymes||Drummer Boy|
|46||Mariah Carey||All I Want For Christmas Is You|
|47||Louis Armstrong||Winter Wonderland|
|48||Paul McCartney||Wonderful Christmastime [Edited Version] (2011 Remaster)|
|49||Eartha Kitt||Santa Baby|
|50||Michael Bublé||It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas|
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.
– View MediaNet’s catalog of music tracks: http://www.mndigital.com/catalog/
Posted by MediaNet Product Team | May 7, 2012 11:02 am | No Comments
For music services, 2011 proved to be the year of streaming, radio and mobile. We are now seeing signs that 2012 is continuing that trend and we are continuing to enhance our platform to make sure our partners have everything they need to create world-class music experiences.
MediaNet added over 20 partners last year who are offering a mobile version of their service. We also saw tremendous increases in streaming volume with the successes of MOG, songza and Turntable.fm . Overall we saw an increase of over 70% in streams to over ¾ billion streams in 2012.
“Our platform has provided significant advantages for our mobile streaming partners over the years as opposed to other DSPs just entering the streaming space” says Frank Johnson, MediaNet CEO. “Our experience in the last decade with cloud services as well as the availability of streaming optimized formats like AAC+ across multiple bit rates, continues to be a strength”.
We are continuing our push to keep our platform the best choice in streaming with the addition of a 48kbps AAC+ encoding of our catalog that provides a great low-bandwidth alternative while maintaining good audio quality.
Currently offered streaming encoding formats and bitrates:
|MP3||128, 256, 320 kbps|
|AAC+||48, 64 kbps|
Another way we make our partners successful is by ensuring a smoother, more responsive end user experience; all of these encodings are free of album art, which otherwise slows down play start time.
We anticipate another year of innovation in the digital music space and look forward to share our expertise with many great new services.
Posted by MediaNet Product Team | September 26, 2011 10:54 am | No Comments
Last week, MediaNet launched a report for MN Open Internet Radio customers. The report provides all nescessary data to prepare their Sound Exchange royalty and activity reports for DMCA services. Data is available for complete months or complete quarters. If you are a ‘Plus’ radio customer it will be available in your customer portal under reports.
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.
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