MediaNet Announces Music Catalog Partnership with ACX Music for “UFC Ultimate Sound”

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The company is providing the streaming music catalog, and associated catalog services, for ACX Music’s UFC-branded streaming service.

MediaNet, the world’s most advanced music distribution and rights management platform, has launched a partnership with ACX Music, the beat behind brands, to provide music catalog services and licensing support for UFC Ultimate Sound, a new music and media streaming app designed specifically for UFC fans around the world.

UFC Ultimate Sound is the first-ever music and media streaming application which focuses on mixes inspired by UFC athletes and influencers. Users can discover UFC athlete playlists and experience how they use music to take their training to the next level. Fans can even follow their favorite UFC athlete or personality and enjoy their individual musical tastes.

MediaNet will provide these catalog-related services to ACX Music through its turn-key MN Open product, which allows music applications to access a rich catalog of over 50 million new and classic tracks for internet radio and downloads applications.

"MediaNet is excited to partner with ACX Music and UFC for Ultimate Sound," said MediaNet Vice President of Operations, Jeff Wallace. "The strength of UFC’s brand and its global position in media make Ultimate Sound the perfect destination for music users of all kinds. The unique musical content, mixes, playlists, and features on the platform demonstrate the vision of ACX and UFC to create a new kind of music experience. We are thrilled they have chosen MN Open for their
core music catalog needs.”

MediaNet’s MN Open webcasting product integration accelerates time to market while maintaining cost efficiency for internet radio services like Ultimate Sound. Featuring a large catalog, rapid content fulfillment, normalized metadata, DMCA compliance API, and SoundExchange-ready reporting, MN Open provides partners like ACX Music the most robust non-interactive streaming back-end system available in the market today.

“It’s all about bridging a gap between fans and their favorite sport. With UFC Ultimate Sound, we can finally connect fans, athletes and personalities on a new level. Music brings people together and we’ve given them a place to meet. Every mix is inspired by UFC and curated by music professionals. Working closely together with UFC, we feel UFC Ultimate Sound is the first step in a new direction for both the music industry and professional sports,” said Svein Sorgard, ACX Music
CEO.

UFC is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. UFC Ultimate Sound brings this world-class sports brand directly to the music industry and fans of music.

“UFC is always at the forefront when it comes to fan engagement,” UFC Senior Vice President of Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “We are proud to be the first brand in the world to offer fans the opportunity to connect with UFC and its athletes in a way never seen before. Music is an important part of our DNA, and we’re excited about the potential of this streaming service.”

UFC Ultimate Sound is available today in the App Store and Google Play in the United States.To
access images & logos, visit http://www.acxmusic.com/news

About MediaNet
MediaNet is an advanced music distribution and rights management platform designed exclusively for business. For two decades MediaNet has offered companies of all sizes powerful technologies for music data, catalog, licensing, and royalties. MediaNet is the only digital music platform that provides single-point service through MediaNet’s worldwide sound recording catalog and comprehensive database of ownership and rights, for a truly rights-managed experience. MediaNet was acquired by Dataclef, the for-profit services arm of SOCAN, in May 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.mndigital.com.

About ACX Music
ACX Music is a creative tech company with offices in Oslo and San Francisco. We live for music. It's in our DNA. With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, our international team of musicians, DJ`s, producers and curators specialize in creating the right kind of music atmosphere for any brand, event and audience. For more information, visit acxmusic.com

About UFC®
UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 126 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 171 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 72 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

Media Contact for MediaNet
Glen Sears
gsears@mndigital.com

Media Contact for ACX Music and UFC Ultimate Sound
Philip Lingman
press@acxmusic.com
http://www.ufcultimatesound.com

Media Contact for UFC
Brian Smith
bsmith@ufc.com

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