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MediaNet Congratulates Grammy Award Winners

Posted by mnopen | February 9, 2015 10:01 am | No Comments

MediaNet wishes to congratulate all of the winners and nominees from last night’s 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. The full list of winners, including Album of the Year and Rock Album of the Year winner Beck and Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist winner Sam Smith, can be viewed on the Grammy’s website.

“Once again the Grammys provided an exciting evening filled with superb performances and exciting winning selections,” said Frank Johnson, MediaNet CEO. “On behalf of the entire MediaNet team, a sincere ‘congratulations’ goes out to all of the winning artists and the teams that support their creativity and success. We’re already looking forward to next year’s extraordinary event.”

MediaNet CTO Jeff Wallace to Speak at Music Startup Academy Seattle

Posted by mnopen | June 11, 2014 8:25 am | No Comments

[Update: This event has been postponed.]

The Music Biz Music Startup Academy takes place Thursday, June 19 at Microsoft headquarters in Seattle. The conference is geared toward providing educational information for prospective startups and entrepreneurs to enable success in the digital music world. MediaNet CTO Jeff Wallace is scheduled to appear at the Music Startup Academy where he will speak on Basic Technical Operations

MediaNet CTO Jeff Wallace

Based on his over a decade’s worth of experience in the industry, Jeff will present an, “overview of the music operations and various enterprise software systems and core procedures that any aspiring CEO or CTO must be aware of.”

Along with a focus on Technical Operations, the Seattle Music Startup Academy event will also focus on Label and Publishing Basics and Business Development. Representatives from Microsoft, Cindy Charles Consulting and Hughes Media Law Group will also appear. The keynote will be delivered by Brian Hirsh, chief music officer at Lively, the Seattle-based live concert app.

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.

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.

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:

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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:

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 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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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 |
– 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…)

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