AudioLock.NET Launches Music Piracy Protection Solution

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An innovative system for music producers and record labels to protect their music from piracy is launched. It works on any audio format and is able to track illegal copies easily identifying the pirates and issuing Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices. This can be used during music promotion or by download stores to actually identify the music pirates and has been designed to have a very low entry cost making it suitable for everyone from individual producers up to huge download stores.

This system has a real chance of making a difference for thousands of music producers and labels around the world.

AudioLock.NET has come to the rescue of many music producers, record labels and download stores with a unique solution to protect every digital copy of music from piracy. The solution uses its patent pending technology to uniquely tag and track every copy of a piece of music. The system continually searches sharing sites and the internet for potential copyright infringements. If one is detected it can identify the individual the copy was originally sent to thus identifying the pirate.

Rich Mowatt, Legendary Producer & DJ Solarstone said “Having been a professional producer and label manager for 15 years I've concluded that the industry has now hit a critical tipping point - labels, producers and stores must adapt or die. Producers' incomes have been hit incredibly hard by piracy, and there has not been a cost effective way of tackling this until now. Professional leakers can now be highlighted and file sharing group members can be individually detected. This system has a real chance of making a difference for thousands of music producers and labels around the world.”

The system is incredibly robust with the watermarking working on any audio format and even surviving multiple conversions between formats. In the extreme it has even been able to still identify the pirate on a copy which was played from a speaker and recorded using a microphone.

The system is built to easily scale allowing it to be used by even the largest download stores to identify professional pirates and leakers. The system is built on a secure specially designed content delivery network which can be used to offload all the bandwidth used currently for downloads. The content delivery network will always deliver the track copy from the nearest server location to the person wanting to download the track ensuring extremely fast download speeds.

Many record labels now employ staff or third party companies to search the internet for copies of their tracks that are being offered as free illegal downloads. This capability comes as standard in AudioLock.NET which can search continually and alert to any potential infringement found. With the ability to identify who the copy originally came from and issue 'take down' notices the system is an affordable essential to anyone producing, promoting or selling music.

Ben Rush CEO AudioLock.NET explains “The system has been built in response to the huge impact and continued threat of music piracy on producers, bands, labels and anyone associated with the music business. People saying that music should be free as all producers make money from live performance are deluded. There are thousands of music producers who don't perform live and therefore would never see any income from their work. Stopping the flow of money to people like this would simply stop the large variety and quality of music we all currently enjoy. AudioLock.NET is the answer to this providing affordable tracking and protection previously only available to large labels."

All these powerful features can be controlled through the very easy to use interface or the API allowing developers to seamlessly integrate the system with existing solutions such as digital music promotion services, download stores and CD burning tools. The development roadmap includes a desktop tool to easily create protected CDs extending the system to cover every aspect of music distribution.

AudioLock.Net aims to become a global brand within the music industry and will launch a system for protecting video content later this year. There is currently a fully functional free trial on the site.

Main features

  •     Low entry cost
  •     No competitors
  •     Quickly and securely send single or bulk tracks to multiple recipients
  •     Allow your recipients to choose the format they want to receive
  •     Detailed statistics and reporting
  •     Configurable alerts to email and SMS
  •     Configurable download security (eg. One download or from one IP address)
  •     Automatically searches 24/7 for copies of your tracks
  •     Automated issuing of DMCA digitally signed takedown notices
  •     Easy to use interface
  •     Full API for seamless (white labelled) integration into web applications
  •     Single and bulk track upload with drag and drop
  •     Built onto our own content delivery network ensuring global fast downloads
  •     Supports ID3 meta data
  •     Works on any format including physical (such as CD)
  •     Ongoing free trial for limited number of tracks

Biography of Ben Rush

Ben Rush (AudioLock.NET CEO) worked as a professional DJ and producer in the late 90’s and early 00’s performing at many of the legendary clubs and venues in Ibiza including Pacha and Privilege. Through his music production and DJing he gained a huge interest in computing technology and new media. This lead to being head hunted as Technical Director for a rapidly growing web agency in Southampton, UK. The experience gained in delivering many technically complex projects for large corporate companies which included video and audio streaming was put to use when in 2009 Ben launched his own consultancy and development company (Nu Rush Tech Ltd) which works with a number of key companies in the UK’s media sector. Then in early 2010 AudioLock.NET Ltd was formed to be the vehicle for the music piracy protection system which had been developed by Nu Rush Tech Ltd.

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