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Project Formed to Drive 5.1 Content, Demand

Project Formed to Drive 5.1 Content, Demand

Coding Technologies and 10 other companies have formed an Internet Surround Music Project to promote the creation and distribution of 5.1 music online.
The project aims to provide a way for artists to get surround sound music heard online, and to encourage more artists to produce content in surround.
David Frerichs, vice president and U.S. general manager for Coding Technologies, said, “By increasing the amount of surround content being created by artists and distributing that content on the Internet using MPEG aacPlus, the demand for surround music will increase, even beyond the PC.”
The group members have established an Internet forum at for artists to publish 5.1 surround music and will run contests to encourage aspiring artists. Artists who register will receive free MPEG aacPlus encoder software from Coding Technologies to encode content for electronic submission to The Internet Surround Music Project will host that content and run the contests on, delivering the content on-demand and in aggregated “radio format” streams.
Members of the project include America Online’s Winamp media player; Cakewalk; recording artist Richard Devine; Jazz Mutant; Minnetonka Software; Nasseri Music Business Solutions; Native Instruments; Steinberg; Recording artist Amon Tobin and