Internet Surround Music Project to Promote the Creation and Distribution of Multi-Channel Music Onli 
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Tuesday, 31 May 2005

Coding Technologies recently announced the formation of the Internet Surround Music Project with additional charter members including: AOL’s Winamp media player, Cakewalk, recording artists Richard Devine and Amon Tobin, Jazz Mutant, Minnetonka Software, Nasseri Music Business Solutions, Native Instruments, Steinberg and

The Internet Surround Music Project has started an Internet forum at for artists to publish 5.1 surround music and will run contests to encourage aspiring artists.

Recognizing the dynamic that radio has traditionally driven demand for new music formats by providing broad exposure, the Internet Surround Music project has a two fold purpose. The first is to provide a way for artists to get their multi-channel music heard by publishing it on the Internet. The second is to encourage more artists to produce content in surround sound by running contests where artist submissions are judged and awarded prizes based on quality, originality, and popularity.

With the specific goal of making artists aware of the opportunity in surround music, the group will reach out to musicians and encourage them to submit their multi-channel music to contests hosted at Artists who register will receive free MPEG aacPlus encoder software from Coding Technologies to encode their content for electronic submission to The Internet Surround Music Project will host that content and run the contests on, delivering the content both on-demand and in aggregated “radio” streams.

Artists are encouraged to visit for more information on the Internet Surround Music Project and to register for the latest contest and to have their music published.

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