NEW ZEALANDS FIRST mp3 SITE IS LAUNCHING.
MONDAY JULY 1OTH
mp3.NET.NZ is the first mp3 site devoted to New Zealand music. It gives you the chance to sample the latest in music by
local artists, all from the comfort of your home.
Around the world, the mp3 format is growing in popularity and in controversy. According to Wired Magazine around 20
million mp3 files are downloaded every day, by over 50 million capable users. Major technology companies are on the
brink of releasing new equipment to make the process even easier.
mp3 is going to change the way we buy our music.
mp3.net.nz is the only mp3 site exclusively devoted to New Zealand music. It offers the perfect opportunity for the
recording artists of the future to gain an audience and get ahead, without breaking the bank.
New Zealand bands can load their tracks onto the site at no cost. Visitors to the site can sample the track on a low
resolution format, if they like the song they can pay to download it – or order a copy of the CD.
The artists control what tracks get played and how they are presented, they also maintain full ownership of their own
Music Director for mp3.net.nz, Jubt Avery says “We provide artists an opportunity for exposure and rigorous enjoyment,
with only production costs”
What’s the big deal?
mp3 is a completely open format with no corporate control. It is cheaper and easier than ever before to distribute and
promote music. As mp3 technology catches up with public demand, we will see dramatic changes in the music industry.
mp3.net.nz is leading the charge in New Zealand.
Entertainment lawyer Chris Hocquard, who set up the site, believes MP3 is the future of the music industry. “At this
point, mp3 is all about promoting and distributing new music – outside the corporate structure. In the long term it will
become the mainstream, and the industry will have to adapt.”
How does it actually work?
mp3 compresses normal audio files to about one twelfth of their original size. These files can then be transferred via
the Internet with imperceptible loss of quality, and downloaded to hard drive compact disk or mp3 player.
The site can be accessed at www.mp3.net.nz.
For more information, or to set up an interview, please call Andrea Wilson
on 025 281 3516, or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org