For Immediate Release:
Middleberg + Associates
Tonos Selects QDesign to Provide Superior Audio Compression Technology for
Culver City, CA and Vancouver, BC, Canada June 26, 2000 Tonos, Inc.
(www.tonos.com), the first online music insiders network, today announced
that they are licensing audio compression technology from QDesign
Corporation, the leading provider of advanced digital audio technologies for
the new media, broadcast and Internet delivery markets.
Tonos is employing QDesigns audio compression technology for use in its
newly launched Tonocorder. The Tonocorder, created via a strategic
partnership with Emagic, is Tonos Click-Sing-Send application, whereby
Internet users with microphones attached to their computers can record, mix
and create their own custom music and vocal tracks directly on the Tonos Web
site (www.tonos.com), and then submit their creations for review as part of
the Tonos challenges. With QDesigns superior audio compression
technology, Tonocorder users will have a more user-friendly experience with
music files being decoded and compressed more efficiently, said Tonos
Executive VP/GM Justin Herz. In addition, our hitmakers, who review all
music submissions directed to our Web site, can analyze the music with more
scrutiny, due to the high caliber of audio quality.
Tonos has one of the most unique and innovative applications for Web," said
Mandy Chan, Vice President of Business Development for QDesign. "Now anyone
can audition directly for the top talents in the music business with
unprecedented accessibility over the Tonos Network. We are very excited to
provide the driving technology behind this opportunity for artists
everywhere. Its a prime example of the multitude of business models,
products and services enabled by QDesign audio technology.
Tonos, the Greek word describing the way musical notes come together on a
scale, was the inspiration for the first online music insiders network.
A major online music hub offering unparalleled access to the inner workings
of the industry, Tonos mission is to provide inspiration, access and
insight to musicians and music industry professionals regardless of their
talent level or career stage. Tonos is a place where industry aspirants,
professionals and fans can network together, obtain expert guidance from
accomplished Hitmakers, and access the information, contacts and tools
they need for long-term success and participation in the music business.
Located in Culver City, California, Tonos was founded in 1999 by Oscar
Award-winning songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, 14-time Grammy winner David
Foster and 10-time Grammy winner Kenneth Babyface Edmonds. Bob Daly, CEO
of the LA Dodgers, and former chairman of Warner Bros. and The Warner Music
Group, heads Tonos Board of Directors. Tonos online mentoring and talent
discovery process features top music industry Hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Max
Martin, Matt Serletic, Byron Gallimore and Diane Warren.
For additional information on Tonos, please visit: www.tonos.com.
From the release of the world's first real-time MP2 audio compression
software in 1996 to the introduction of its own MP3 and QDesign Music
technologies, QDesign has established itself as the leading provider of the
most advanced audio compression solutions in the broadcast, new media and
Internet delivery markets. Since the inclusion of the QDesign Music Codec in
Apple QuickTime as the audio compression solution for Internet streaming,
multimedia authoring and digital music, QDesign has received numerous
industry accolades for delivering the best web audio technology. Last fall,
the company introduced digital music to the masses with MVP, the first
software application for creating and managing the most complete range of
music and video formats on both Mac OS and Windows platforms. Today, QDesign
s audio technologies appear in hardware processors, digital audio
production, automation and distribution systems as well as consumer
QDesign is a founding member of the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI),
the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) organization for
developing solutions to protect content owners rights for managing access
and distribution of their content.
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