Canada's Largest Independent Chooses DMDS for Digital DistributionJuly 19, 2005
by --Musicrypt Inc., the industry's leading digital music distribution company, today announced that it has reached agreement with Canada's largest independent distributor. Koch Entertainment will exclusively use Musicrypt's Digital Media
Distribution System (DMDS) to securely deliver music to radio and other destinations.
"The move to DMDS became obvious to us when radio began requesting that our new releases be delivered digitally", said Eric Alper, Director National Promotion, Koch Entertainment. "With all of the major labels delivering
their music to radio through DMDS, we had to as well to remain competitive and this system is the best we've seen."
DMDS has now delivered over 1,100 tracks to over 450,000 destinations clearly making it the dominant, secure digital delivery system in North America. Musicrypt has worked closely with its customers to develop user-friendly technology that securely delivers broadcast quality music to its recipients. Hit songs by virtually every major superstar artist have been sent to radio via DMDS. The list includes: U2, Usher, Michael Buble, Norah Jones, Shania Twain, Britney Spears, 3 Doors Down, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, Nickelback, Christina Aguilera, Evanescence, Green Day, Gwen Stefani, Hoobastank, Jet, Foo Fighters, K-OS, Maroon 5, Robbie Williams, Sarah McLachlan, R.Kelly, Seal, SUM 41, Sting, and The White Stripes.
"Koch joins a growing list of independent labels, distributors and artists using DMDS on a daily basis" said Cliff Hunt, Chairman of Musicrypt, "With the recent launch of our Version 3.0, and the many new features, including
enhanced reporting, Koch can compete on a more level playing field with the multinationals, not to mention the significant savings, in both time and money."
Major Canadian broadcast chains representing 100% of all chart monitored radio stations now use DMDS, including Canada's three largest broadcasters, Corus Radio, Rogers Media Broadcasting and Standard Radio, on an exclusive
basis. Musicrypt's DMDS is currently used by over 85% of the Canadian music industry which includes leading record labels such as Sony BMG Music, EMI Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music.
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