Adds DRM Networks’ Advanced Technology to Its Internet Broadcast

From: DRM Networks
Published: Thu Nov 17 2005

TEMPE, Ariz./NASHVILLE, Tenn.--NOV. 17, 2005 --DRM Networks, a Digital Rights Management (DRM) license clearing house, announced today that it will provide DRM protection, streaming and hosting, an Internet broadcast website that includes the latest news, album reviews and music videos for the country music community.

Using the DRM Networks’ fully integrated e-commerce rights management system, American Music Channel’s audio and music video content are encrypted and streamed using innovative DRM technology. In addition, a membership-based model allows users to tap into the latest news and releases from independent and mainstream country artists.

"We are excited to be part of American Music Channel," said Randall Crockett, Sr. Vice President of DRM Networks. "By providing a complete turn-key solution we are able to bring technology and unique content to the masses, while offering a simple, easy-to-use platform for the on-line consumer to participate and download videos and additional other information."

DRM Networks’ set of advanced technologies enable content owners to protect their digital media by encrypting content and securing access to those who have obtained the rights to use that content. Windows Media® Rights Management is the standard for deploying digital media though online distribution channels and is compatible with Windows Media ® Player 9 and 10, as well as all Microsoft Plays For Sure ™ portable devices. In addition, DRM Networks provides access to a variety of features services such as hosting, streaming and billing options--making it possible for content owners to maximize their online business potential. provides unique worldwide exposure for both established artists and rising stars. As a general entertainment destination for country music fans, musicians and industry professionals, the site provides music news, exclusive artist interviews, album reviews and shopping opportunities. More specifically, offers on-demand streaming of country music video and is committed to using the latest technologies to ensure the highest quality of content available on the Web.

"Creating the premier digital portal for the country music fan has been my vision and my passion for many years," said Hal Willis, president and founder of American Music Channel. "I believe the marketplace is now ready for that concept, and the music industry is recognizing the fact that taking advantage of new technologies is crucial to reaching its full potential. DRM Networks is the perfect partner to help take our business to the next level, literally bringing advanced innovations to the fingertips of our online community."

About DRM Networks

DRM Networks is a Windows Media® Rights Management Partner that was founded in 2001 and is managed by Randall Crockett. DRM Networks technology provides tools for clients and Windows Media ® Player end users. Features include: GeoTracking; hosting; streaming; CCBill E-Ticketing solutions; high-performance billing services such as electronic checks, 900 phone billing and credit card processing; customer-support services; and additional broadcast resources. For demonstrations and additional information about DRM Networks, please visit

About American Music Channel
American Music Channel, Nashville’s first Internet broadcast music video network, was founded in April 2000 by Hal L. Willis, former Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide for Country Music Television and CMT Europe, and Executive Vice President of mPhase Technologies, which in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Research Institute developed the world’s first system to deliver digital cable television over copper telephone lines. For more information and to join the AMC family, visit

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