Companies Partner to Find New Fans for Unsigned Musicians

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MusicIP and BETA Records sign licensing agreement for new technology.

All of our technology is designed to help listeners discover new music, help musicians find new fans, and help music enterprises sell more music.

MusicIP, the first global music search engine, has announced that BETA Records, one of the leading music websites for unsigned artists, has licensed a number of products within its technology platform, including the new interactive Music Playground™ search interface.

BETA Records provides singers, songwriters and musicians with a website platform to promote their songs and videos to music enthusiasts, industry executives, A&R agents and record labels. MusicIP’s technology will provide BETA Records with an infrastructure for rigorous track identification, metadata, acoustic discovery, and more using the actual musical attributes of the submitted songs. That infrastructure will also be used to provide a music search engine interface affording unparalleled discovery of unsigned artists in the BETA Records database.

“Our goal is to democratize the music business by creating a network of emerging artists and fans looking to discover new music,” says Georg van Handel, CEO of BETA Records. “The decision to license MusicIP’s technology platform was a natural fit to take our offering to the next level.”

The BETA Records website,, profiles musicians by name, gender, career, instrument, song, genre, and location, making advanced searches easy and results effective for record labels looking to find genre specific unsigned artists ready for record deals or gigs. The searches will now be powered by MusicIP’s innovative new Interactive Playground interface, which provides an impressive visual representation of acoustically similar tracks, as well as artist/album information.

“MusicIP and BETA Records have a similar goal to connect musicians and fans looking for new music,” says Dr. Matthew Dunn, CEO of MusicIP. “All of our technology is designed to help listeners discover new music, help musicians find new fans, and help music enterprises sell more music.”

About MusicIP

Known as the Global Music Search Engine, MusicIP provides a complete digital-music platform, with scalable services and products for every major industry niche. Founded in 2000, MusicIP provides revolutionary solutions that connect listeners, artists and enterprises. For music enterprises, MusicIP provides a complete framework for providing track identification and music discovery, spanning from consumer-electronics devices to large-scale label and commerce applications. In addition, MusicIP gives musicians a new marketing edge with a service called ListenerLink that provides global track exposure. Consumers can rediscover their music and discover new music with MusicIP’s amazing playlist firmware in partner devices, and in the company’s free MusicIP Mixer for all desktop platforms. For more information, visit

About BETA Records

BETA Records--located in Hollywood, CA—is one of the leading major music websites for unsigned artists worldwide. BETA Records acts as a stepping stone for musicians looking for records deals, gigs, radio airplay, connect with other band members, or simply to get their songs heard. All clients of BETA Records receive free promotional tools such as business cards, e-mail, fan club database, mp3 downloads, ringtone downloads, video streaming capabilities and an image gallery to jump start their career. For more information, visit


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