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New Software Allows Musicians to Collaborate in Cyberspace
By Heather Johnson
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It's time to record a new album, and your A-List guitar player lives on the other side of the Atlantic, and he's booked solid for the next six months. With new software provided by Recordlab and Vedalabs Media Engine, your favorite six-string whiz can add guitar solos to your pet project without ever leaving home.

In a recent agreement, Recordlab obtained the rights to release a private branded version of the Vedalabs' Media Engine (VME) that will be bundled with its existing and future software products. These products will be available at Guitar Center locations nationwide, as well as other retailers. In addition, Vedalabs, a software development company specializing in digital distribution, will build a peer-to-peer plug-in for Recordlab's hard disk recording products for music, enabling users to collaborate on songs by sharing tracks.

This system is an open architecture, small footprint media player that handles content from any source. The VME player is designed to easily port to various operating systems, including cable set top boxes, PC's, PDA's and wireless devices. Additional features include Instant Messaging, Peer-to-Peer support, and more.

Another exciting feature of peer-to-peer collaboration will be as a plug-in for Recordlab's existing products and as a component of future releases. Peer-to-peer computing allows users to collaborate across the globe on recording projects, without having to establish and maintain massive servers and bandwidth. This peer-to-peer technology will also be available for integration into future versions of Recordlab's products and as a download for versions currently in the marketplace.

In a separate, yet complimentary agreement, Vedalabs has licensed and integrated IBM's Electronic Media Management System (EMMS) into the VME software program. As a comprehensive electronic media distribution and digital rights management system, EMMS will provide security features for protecting the intellectual property rights of content owners during VME's downloading and playback process. EMMS is designed to support music and audio content as well as other media types.

"By placing the VME onto various devices and not tying it just to the PC, Vedalabs has established a strong case to provide the client side application for the new digital music services that will be launched," Brian Queen, Global EMMS Solution Manager explains.

Vedalabs CEO, Jason Hewitt, explained that the company plans to license its software to companies who already have established consumer relationships and expects growth in many different areas. "Our business model allows us to offer a powerful, brandable solution that supports a wide variety of both protected and unprotected audio formats," he says. "Many people have been challenging the idea of record labels launching subscription services that ties people to their PC's and that does not have to be the case. We will demonstrate this system to key customers over the next several months."

Security features provided by EMMS strengthen the product's credibility. The upgraded VME will allow end users to search for content on multiple users' machines. Once the software is installed it identifies and authenticates content on the end users' hard disk—only supporting the sharing of legitimate content. If suspect files can be identified, a legitimate track will be offered or the user can insert the audio CD. The track is then streamed instead of downloaded to the other user. Each song is tracked when streamed enabling performing rights society royalties and record label royalties to be tracked, collected and distributed where required by law.

If you and your favorite co-writer have a long distance relationship, this new technology will allow you to collaborate a bit easier.


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