EdgeCast Networks, the superior, cost-effective rich media content delivery network (CDN), today announced that EMI Music Publishing (EMIMP), one of the world's leading music publishers, has chosen EdgeCast to host its global music discovery and management platform. The platform is used by EMI Music Publishing offices most heavily in North America, continental Europe, and the United Kingdom for locating and pitching songs to major media.
This tool enables EMI Music Publishing to locate - and then showcase and share - a song or list of songs to potential licensors for use in any number of outlets including broadcast and television, films, video games, advertisements, promotions, and movie trailers. EdgeCast is providing edge caching, edge storage, security, and fast delivery of EMI Music Publishing's world-renowned library to locations and customers around the globe.
"This is one of our most important sales assets, and its performance and availability have a direct impact on our bottom line," said Barak Moffitt, COO of EMI Music Publishing's worldwide product and content division CORE, and worldwide CTO of client applications. "EdgeCast enables us to efficiently consolidate this huge library of audio assets into a secure environment, and dramatically improves the customers' experience of our audio assets with high speed, performance, and availability."
Previously, EMI Music Publishing had been using a disparate network of digital music repositories to manage and deliver the content. In an effort to improve the performance, availability, and security of this asset-rich environment, EMI Music Publishing evaluated the capabilities of various content delivery networks to provide a robust and secure solution to managing and delivering them. EMI Music Publishing ultimately selected EdgeCast based on the network's performance and features, and the EdgeCast team's high level of service.
"We're really excited about the fresh validation an industry leader such as EMI Music Publishing brings to our company and network," said James Segil, president of EdgeCast Networks. "This massive audio library is one of their most valuable assets, and there's no room for error - or failure - in its security, performance, and availability. We're pleased to have met - and exceeded - their high expectations."
The service has been in testing on the EdgeCast network since early 2008 and was rolled out to all offices in April 2009.
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