Destiny Media Announces Launch of Play MPE V5
New Suite of Player Software Targeted to Expand Global Usage
VANCOUVER, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Destiny Media Technologies (TSXV: DSY)
(OTCQX: DSNY), the global standard for the secure distribution of
pre-release music to radio, is pleased to announce the successful soft
launch of Play MPE® version 5. The new website (http://www.plaympe.com) and Mac, PC and ‘Direct to Web’ versions of the player software were
made available beginning on May 15(th). iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet and Blackberry versions are
A team of developers began development on this major initiative in 2010,
with a goal to expand usage. Demand for the new player suite was
driven by a need to better accommodate new geographies and new
recipient types, such as press. Following this launch, the company
will be rolling the service out into new territories including major
markets such as Germany, Japan and Indonesia.
Mark Moroney, VP Production Universal Music Group International speaks
to their plans for further global roll out. “We’ve always liked the
powerful feature set of Play MPE® that enables us to deliver
promotional music globally in a timely and secure manner. However,
with the proliferation of commercial music streaming services, the end
user interface of Play MPE® had become dated. We worked closely with
Play MPE® to completely re-design both the interface and feature set,
based on feedback from our recipients (mainly radio stations and
journalists). We’re extremely pleased with the new player and think it
will enable us to further reduce our physical promotional CD
Play MPE® Player 5 was designed with the cloud concept in mind to
reflect the way our users are accessing the system. Whether at their
main PC, on the road, at their home office, or using one of the Play
MPE mobile apps, their experience will be consistent. Account-wide
features like flags, notes, streaming playlist, and usage history have
been introduced. Some of the other new features are: improved player
controls, one-click playback from alert emails and one-step
downloading, improved and expanded account settings, and the ability to
choose themed skins.
The player software and Play MPE® ‘Direct to Web’ player-less access are
available in twenty seven languages and the new user interface brings
the music, videos and album art to the front page, giving users a
quick, simple experience to listen. Patented locking and watermarking
technologies continue to protect the content from piracy. With Player
5, Play MPE® continues to offer the best file format choice in the
industry. Users can download WAV, MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg, or MP2 in the
bitrates of their choice and they can also conveniently burn a CD and
print a matching CD inlay.
About Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.
Universal, EMI, Warner, Sony and one thousand other labels use Destiny’s
secure distribution service to deliver most of their pre-release music
to radio, online retail, DJ’s, sports stadiums, journalists and VIP.
Destiny’s instant play streaming includes internet radio, internet TV,
online surveys and new cloud and mobile offerings. Patents include
watermarking, peer to peer locking and pending cross platform
playerless streaming video.
SOURCE Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.