MSP's next generation digital music platform enables ISPs, cable, and other network operators to offer compelling music services to their customers via web, mobile and IPTV.
Music is one of the most powerful tools for reducing both churn and customer acquisition costs, and increasing customer satisfaction and revenue. Music services powered by MSP can unlock this value for your business.
The MSP platform is white label, fast to implement, and can flexibly deliver any combination of business models via digital networks, including subscription, "freemium", added-value bundles, and pay-per-download.
With MSP you have a partner trusted by the music industry. Our licensing and content management expertise can help you navigate the music rights and supply chain jungle, so you get the music your customers want, fully cleared and delivered on time.
Let us show you how you can bring the power of music into your network business. Contact us now.
Paul Fitzsimons joins MSP board
12th April 2012
MSP is pleased to welcome Paul Fitzsimons, former partner at Apax Partners, to the MSP board.
MSP completes new round of funding
12th April 2012
MSP have successfully completed a further round of funding to continue the development of the MSP music platform features and roadmap, and to enable further expansion of the MSP service into new territories globally.
MSP powers music in Canada
5th April 2012
MSP is proud to power ZIK, a new streaming service from Groupe Archambault in Quebec. ZIK is a bi-lingual service offered on both mobile and PC, taking full advantage of MSP's flexible white label platform to enable subscribers to enjoy music online and offline, build and share playlists, and find and follow their favourite artists.
A unique feature of ZIK is its extensive catalogue including French language music, and especially local talent. MSP's ability to offer an end-to-end service enables Groupe Archambault to demonstrate through ZIK their commitment to their local culture.
Groupe Archambault is part of Quebecor Media, one of Canada's leading media and communications companies. Other Quebecor Media companies include Videotron, Sun Media Corporation, TVA Publishing, and Canoe.
Further details of the service launch are contained in the attached press release.
MSP change of CEO
24th January 2012
Media Service Provider Ltd. (MSP) today announces that Graham Sargood, previously a non-executive director of the company, has joined the business full time as CEO, replacing co-founder Paul Hitchman, who remains a director of the business but has handed over operational responsibilities to Graham. For the full press release, download this PDF.
MSP completes Mobile Apps
12th January 2012
MSP has completed development of its Mobile applications for Android and Apple (iPhone, iPad and iPod) platforms, with client launches of these apps expected for Q1 2012.
MSP announces IPTV plans
9th January 2012
MSP has commenced working on the integration of the MSP music-on-demand service onto IPTV platforms, working with both middleware STB solution providers and Internet-ready TV manufacturers.
MSP signs new client
16th September 2011
MSP has signed a letter of intent with a third party music service to provide back-end music platform services for selected international service launches.
MSP completes round of funding
31st August 2011
MSP has completed a new round of funding to enable further development of the MSP services to Operators globally.
MSP signs deal with a second major Telco client
1st July 2011
MSP has signed a second major Telco client, and will provide a full music solution for the client's customer base, with the launch expected in early 2012.
MSP completes integrations with Facebook and Twitter
24th May 2011
MSP has completed integrations with both Facebook and Twitter to enable subscribers to MSP-powered services to share comments and favourite songs and playlists with their friends.
MSP launches its first bundled ISP music service in partnership with eircom
16th December 2010, London
MSP today announces details of its new digital music platform that has been selected by Ireland's leading Telco, eircom, to power its MusicHub service.
MSP's next generation Music-On-Demand platform enables ISPs, cable, and other network operators to offer compelling music services to their customers via web, mobile and IPTV.
The MSP platform is 'white label', fast to implement and can flexibly deliver any combination of business models via digital networks, including subscription, "freemium", added-value bundles and pay-per-download. The MSP platform offers operator clients an end-to-end solution, from billing and account provisioning, right through to content management, data reporting, and customer support.
Launched on 8th December, eircom's MusicHub service offers eircom customers unlimited, ad-free music streaming bundled at no extra cost with their eircom broadband account. In addition, customers can pay a monthly premium subscription for either 15 or 40 song downloads per month (at €5.99 and €12.99 respectively). The music is provided in high quality and downloads are DRM-free, and can be played on any portable device such as iPods.
The eircom MusicHub service provides eircom customers with a compelling alternative to illegal file sharing and is an integral part of a long term sustainable solution that addresses the issues of illegal file sharing.
With MSP, operators can offer their customers the ultimate online music experience. In addition to on-demand streaming and MP3 downloads, eircom MusicHub subscribers get access to a branded web platform, developed and managed by MSP, which provides personalised tools for discovering, sharing and recommending music, making playlists and organising their music collection, interactive radio streams, editorial, and social networking. The MSP platform enables any ISP client in any territory to launch a similar service under their own branding.
The music catalogue for the MusicHub service will comprise more than 4 million tracks and includes the full digital catalogues for all four major record labels plus hundreds of indie labels and distributors, via deals with Merlin and IODA.
"We are delighted that eircom has chosen MSP to be the platform provider for its ground-breaking MusicHub service. MusicHub is the first of what we hope will be many MSP-powered music services worldwide that provide Operators and their customers with the ultimate digital music experience,"commented MSP CEO Paul Hitchman.
Mark Taylor, Head of Digital Content and Services, eircom said:
"Having thoroughly surveyed the options in the market, we chose MSP as platform provider for MusicHub because MSP's white label solution offers the best user experience, combined with the ability to integrate effectively with our systems. Furthermore the MSP team have been flexible and pro-active partners in the development of the service, in particular helping us to navigate the complexities of music industry licensing."
For more information please contact:
MSP, 2b Swanfield Street, London, E2 7DS, UK
T: +44 (0)20 7729 4797
About Media Service Provider (MSP)
MSP moves digital distribution of music and other media into a new era. The MSP broadband music solution offers ISPs and other Operators a white-labelled, managed broadband music service and enables partners to capture the value in online music that currently remains un-monetised. ISPs benefit through incremental revenues, reduced churn, and competitive differentiation. Consumers are empowered to use digital technologies to enjoy as much music as they wish, with rights owners remunerated.
eircom is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland with 2.5 million fixed and mobile customers. eircom has the most extensive fixed-line telecommunications network in Ireland in terms of both capacity and geographic reach. The company provides a comprehensive range of advanced voice, data and Internet services to the residential, business, enterprise and wholesale markets. Its mobile division, Meteor, which was acquired on 23rd November 2005, is the third largest mobile operator in Ireland.
eircom Launches MusicHub
More than 4m Tracks to be Available Online
First Irish ISP to offer FREE Music Streaming
Up to 75% Cheaper than iTunes for Music Downloads
(Wednesday, 8th December 2010) eircom today announced the launch of its new online music service – eircom MusicHub, making eircom the first Internet service provider in Ireland to offer FREE music streaming for its customers. With a catalogue of millions of tracks from thousands of artists, the service offers an unrivalled selection of music across almost every genre from rock to pop; dance to disco; and jazz to blues.
eircom MusicHub offers FREE and unlimited streaming to all existing eircom broadband customers. In addition, customers can listen to every track in the catalogue without restriction or advertising. It has a rich 'My Music' feature that allows users to build up a library of favourite artists, music and custom playlists to be shared with friends. The service offers great quality streaming at 128kbps AAC+, far superior to the stream rate of other services.
The price of downloading music has never been cheaper with bundled prices up to 75% cheaper than iTunes, at 32c per download. In addition, the service lets you download DRM free music to PCs, laptops and copy to portable devices. Customers can keep all downloaded music even if you leave the service. For as little as €5.99 a month, customers can download 15 tracks per month. Alternatively, users can download 40 tracks per month for €12.99, which is 32c per download. Non eircom customers can also access the service. All you need is a fixed line broadband connection.
Commenting on the launch, Stephen Beynon, Group Managing Director of Consumer and Small Business, said "eircom MusicHub is a major development for eircom in the online content space. We are the first and only Internet provider in Ireland to offer online streaming as part of a music service. Customers will not find a greater selection of music across all genres anywhere else in Ireland from their broadband provider. It is the third significant market development this year from eircom, following the introduction of Next Generation Broadband and the launch of eMobile, and underlines how eircom offers unrivalled value to our customers."
Searching and discovering music has never been easier. Combined with social networking features such as tagging, eircom MusicHub encourages users to share playlists and recommend songs, building an online community that helps users tailor music to your own personal tastes.
There are millions of tracks available already which will grow to more than four million in the coming weeks. The service follows individual contractual deals with each of the major record labels including Universal Music UK, Sony, EMI, Warner Music as well as Merlin, the global rights body representing thousands of independent labels. Collectively, they represent all the major international and Irish artists. eircom MusicHub is powered by Media Service Provider (MSP) a specialist media technology company who provides the service platform.
Check out www.eircommusichub.ie today. Existing eircom broadband customers only need their account number and telephone number to register for the free streaming service. Debit and credit cards can be used to purchase monthly download bundles.
- The 4 million tracks available for stream or download would consume approximately 25 TB of hard disk space
- At an average of 3 ½ minutes per track, it would take just under 10,000 days to listen to the entire MusicHub catalogue.
- Ability to test out new music for free and manage your favourites through 'My Music' feature.
- 'Radio' feature that can generate random play-lists based on genre, favourite tracks or favourite artists
- Social networking functionality and commenting/tagging features.
- Streaming bit rate is 128kbps AAC+, streams are served to a flash player over HTTP. MP3 download bit rate is 320kbps.
- Wide range of internet browsers supported - IE7/8, Firefox and the latest versions of Chrome and Safari.
- Secure online payment by credit card if you choose to purchase downloads.
- Powered by Media Services Provider (MSP)
Pricing structure for eircom and non-eircom customers
For all enquiries regarding investment in MSP, or general enquiries about investor relations, please contact Graham Sargood, CEO.