New York, NY, August 18, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Sunset Records adds hundreds of songs to the Soundtrack.MTV music guide network that also allows MTV viewers to identify over 1,500 songs that are played on shows on its programs each week. MTV licenses in over 1,500 songs for its own program shows each week. Soundtrack.MTV is now giving Sunset Records the ability to deliver its entire catalog of recorded music through this network. “This is just another one of the most viable ways to have our music heard by avid music fans,” says Don Lichterman, the head of Sunset Records.
Soundtrack.mtv.com – introduced its new site last month and is considered the industry's only real time interactive music guide for TV. The site showcases everything about music and artists being played on MTV at any given time. “What I want to do is encourage the cooperative spirit of my bands fans to support the Indie Record label scene,” says Lichterman, and “my goal is to have everyone heard on MTV in some way and then in turn out to the millions of their viewers. “
Soundtrack.mtv.com is a real-time listing of all the music being played on every MTV show and every MTV channel. This includes the short music clips heard as the soundtrack for such shows as "The Hills" and "The Real World." The guide also will keep archives of all songs played providing those listings by day, show, and time. The web site function will look ahead to what songs will be played in the next 24 hours at that time. MTV will also allow viewers to play 30-second clips of each song discovered via the guide, as well as link through to a more robust artist profile page, where fans can listen to songs in full, view music videos and see other details about the act.
The Sunset Records catalog of recorded music is available for preview on the Soundtrack.MTV web site and all of the links are now set up directly to MTV from the Sunset Records web sites. The Sunset titles are now available at Soundtrack.MTV as a full length album and for individual full-song streams.
MTV has also partnered with the Real / Rhapsody service that allows its users to stream any song in full, with a limit of 25 songs a month for non-Rhapsody subscribers or unlimited plays for members. The Sunset Records catalog is available through the Real / Rhapsody network. As MTV adds links to Rhapsody's new MP3 DRM-free music store, all songs featured in the Soundtrack site will have buy it now buttons to perform the e-commerce.
About Sunset Label Group Distribution Company:
Sunset a privately owned Don Lichterman Company. Sunset Records is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. The Sunset Group of Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset's four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division.