DAILY NEWS Apr 19, 2013 8:06 AM - 0 comments

Music Industry Gets New Tools for Secure Pre-Release Delivery

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Vancouver’s Destiny Media is powering a pre-release website for the music industry with a newly enhanced online distribution hardware and software platform, set to include smartphone, tablet and online accces.

The Play MPE Direct-to-Web site is used by music industry professionals to access pre-release music and videos distributed through the system.

Industry recipients could always access pre-release content solicited to them through proprietary player software (Mac, PC and iPhone) or Java-enabled web browsers. Now, upgrades to the system allow access via both HTML 5 and legacy browsers on all modern computers, smartphones, tablets and other devices, the company describes. Access to download or stream is instant and doesn't require plug-in software.

Despite anticipated growth in users and activity, Destint says Play MPE customers will continue to enjoy uninterrupted performance, even during large bursts of simultaneous access because of the hardware and infrastructure upgrades.

Content is protected by the company’s proprietary security and watermarking solutions. Both streams and downloads are marked with the recipient's identity and other forensic details, so they can be held accountable in the case the music is distributed illegally. A watermark detection service is directly available to top clients and IFPI for real-time file checking.

While the Play MPE Direct-to-Web upgrade immediately provides support for access through smart phone and tablet browsers, Destiny says it is developing a series of new Play MPE apps, specifically designed for various devices. This includes an update to the Play MPE iPhone app as well as new apps for Android phones, iPad, Blackberry phones, and Android tablets, all expected to be launched before the end of the 4th quarter.

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