working with Alfred and having access to their extensive catalog of world-class videos will add enormous momentum to Music Enthusiast.
Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2009
Music Enthusiast Television (http://www.musicenthusiast.tv) announces that it has entered into a digital distribution agreement with the world's largest educational music publisher, Alfred Music Publishing (alfred.com). Offering thousands of instructional and performance video clips as well as an extensive catalog of full-length DVD products, Alfred will now offer a selection of their DVD video products via the Internet in downloadable versions.
Music Enthusiast Television will offer Alfred Music Publishing's instructional and performance music DVD videos as fully secure downloadable videos on http://www.musicenthusiast.tv. These videos can be easily and quickly purchased by users and then downloaded to their computers allowing users the freedom to view each purchased video at their leisure. Music Enthusiast will also produce video previews and promotional programs featuring many of the DVDs as part of their streaming video services.
Music Enthusiast will feature a broad collection of downloadable videos from Alfred's multiple award-winning DVDs showcasing world-renowned artists such as Victor Wooten, Al DiMeola & Carlos Santana. Music Enthusiast will continually add additional downloadable products from Alfred's extensive catalog of instructional videos for guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards as well as selections from Alfred's collection of outstanding concert videos.
"With this relationship, Music Enthusiast will be able to assemble what will be probably the largest catalog of downloadable music instruction and performance videos available on the market," said Randy Whiting, CEO of Music Enthusiast. He further stated, "working with Alfred and having access to their extensive catalog of world-class videos will add enormous momentum to Music Enthusiast."
According to Doug Fraser, Alfred Music Publishing's director of digital sales, "Music Enthusiast provides us a unique opportunity to expand the market for our library of outstanding instructional videos to the Internet. We believe this is the future for providing instructional video content to musicians around the world, and Music Enthusiast will be an important partner as we extend our leadership in this marketplace."
Music Enthusiast is powered by a fully secure digital media eCommerce and digital rights management platform that allows videos to be safely sold and distributed over the Internet. "A critical challenge faced by video publishers like Alfred, is that when they put DVD videos on the Internet -- they often, end up freely accessible on viral video sites. With our digital rights management capabilities, we ensure that digital downloads are accessed only by those people who have legitimately purchased them and are not inappropriately copied," said Whiting.
About Music Enthusiast TV
Music Enthusiast Television, founded in 2008 with operations in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA., is the video Internet destination for music enthusiasts - people who have a passion for making music. Music Enthusiast produces and delivers streaming video programming on all aspects of playing music from how-to tips and selecting musical equipment to interviews with professionals on how music is produced and recorded. Additionally, they offer a growing library of downloadable versions of music instructional and performance videos from leading DVD publishers. With their comprehensive digital rights management and media eCommerce platform, Music Enthusiast provides video publishers a way to safely sell and distribute their DVD videos over the Internet.
About Alfred Music Publishing
Since its inception in 1922, Alfred Music Publishing remains dedicated to helping people experience the joy of making music. With hundreds of expert authors and composers backed by a talented staff in seven offices worldwide, Alfred publishes educational, reference, pop, and performance pieces for teachers, students, hobbyists and performers spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level.
Alfred currently has more than 45,000 active print, DVD, software, Blu-ray, audio CD and enhanced CD titles in circulation throughout the world. Titles represent a full range of musical tastes and styles, including the works of George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, Madonna, Green Day, and hundreds more. In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes works from the National Guitar Workshop, the Dover Music catalog, and Faber Music.
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