Play MPE, from Destiny Media Technologies, was used to deliver both Metallica‘s ninth studio album, “Death Magnetic,” to radio stations in the United States and Canada, along with a companion FMQB Productions program celebrating the metal band.
“This was truly a landmark event for the radio and music industries. The overwhelming response to a live show of this magnitude should restore everyone’s belief in the power of radio and revered artists of the caliber of Metallica. We’ve yet to have a broadcast event be received quite like this one, and are proud to have played an integral role in this history making occasion,” commented Fred Deane, FMQB Productions executive producer.
The 98-minute program, “The World Premiere of Death Magnetic,” was carried by more than 175 stations across North America.
Play MPE is a secure distribution system that features high end encryption to protect content while delivering high definition audio to users in radio, marketing and media.
It has more than 23,000 users and upwards of 95,000 songs from more than 1,000 record labels. Some of the artists FMQB has worked with in recent years include AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Bruce Springsteen, and Coldplay.