Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
3/31/2006 5:18:41 AM
MusicIP, the first global music search engine, and Creative Commons, a creative music licensing non-profit, announced today a partnership that enables musicians to distribute their digital tracks through MusicIPs ListenerLink service while maintaining usage control of their music.
MusicIPs ListenerLink service provides musicians a secure, no-cost resource to register digital tracks and expose millions of listeners to their songs. By working in conjunction with Creative Commons, MusicIP gives musicians options to share their music, while maintaining copyright ownership of their tracks.
The collaboration provides a layer of reasonable, flexible copyright enforcements for both signed and unsigned artists, and enables tens of millions of MusicIP consumers to discover these artists in a direct, legal fashion.
MusicIP is committed to building relationships between music makers and millions of music listeners, said Dr. Matthew Dunn, CEO of MusicIP. By working with Creative Commons, we are empowering musicians to take more control of their digital music, and encouraging them to take advantage of our highly targeted exposure for their music. Music listeners worldwide will be able to legally discover new music and music makers.
In addition to registering tracks online for millions of consumers to experience, ListenerLink provides musicians and rights-holders unparalleled intelligence about when, where and how often their music is showing up worldwide.
Musicians are looking for safe ways to share their creations with the millions of consumers across the world, said Mia Garlick, COO of Creative Commons. Together MusicIP and Creative Commons are developing an innovative way for fans to connect with artists and experience new music.
Known as the Global Music Relationship Engine, MusicIP is the axis of the digital-music technology ecosystem with scalable services and products for every major industry niche. Founded in 2000, MusicIP provides revolutionary solutions that connect listeners, artists and enterprises. In addition to the low-cost Music Digital Name Service (MusicDNS) and patented Acoustic Discovery Framework, MusicIPs language-independent technologies include: the free MusicIP Mixer application for consumers to rediscover their own collections and discover new music; MusicIPs ListenerLink service which connects musicians directly to new fans worldwide; and a variety of services for music enterprises that connect, personalize and expose more music to more customers. For more information, visit www.musicip.com
About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works whether owned or in the public domain. Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms that build upon the "all rights reserved" concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary "some rights reserved" approach. Creative Commons is sustained by the generous support of various foundations including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Omidyar Network Fund, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons, visit the organizations website at www.creativecommons.org.
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