SOURCE: Musicrypt

September 13, 2005 07:30 ET

Musicrypt Wins Top Honors at International WebAwards Competition

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 -- Musicrypt (TSX-V: MCT) (OTC: MCYPF), the industry's leading digital music distribution company, today announced that it has been awarded top honors, receiving the Standard of Excellence award in the Web Marketing Association's 2005 WebAwards held in San Francisco, Ca. This international award recognizes Musicrypt's web site (www.musicrypt.com) as one of the most effective web sites on the Internet today and one that all corporate web sites should strive to emulate.

Musicrypt.com was one of more than 1,000 web site entries from over 22 countries, which were evaluated on design, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, ease of use, and use of technology. The judges included nationally recognized members of the media, advertising executives, web site designers, corporate marketing executives, content providers, and webmasters.

"It's rewarding to know that we have designed a site that is easy to navigate and effectively conveys Musicrypt's vision to our customers," said Wojtek Hoch, Vice President of Technology for Musicrypt. "We have always aimed to be the best in our field, and it's very gratifying to be recognized for the innovation and effort of our entire development team."

The judges selected Musicrypt.com for its fresh and appealing design, easy navigation, innovative lay out, and intuitive user interface. The award follows a major revamping and redesign of the company's web site as part of a U.S. launch earlier this year, and a branding initiative by graphic designer, Vanessa Rementilla. The web site's back-end technology was designed and implemented by Musicrypt's in-house team, led by Wojtek Hoch, V.P. Technology; Senior Developer, Jeff Thistle; and James Stansfield, Manager, Software Development.

"While Musicrypt's focus is secure digital file distribution, the fact that we have been singled out for this award is a tribute to our progressive and innovative technology and design group," said Cliff Hunt, Chairman, COO and Co-Founder of Musicrypt. "I am very proud of our group for winning such a prestigious and internationally recognized award."

Musicrypt's Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) has delivered over 1,300 songs to over 750,000 destinations, and is partnered in the U.S. with industry leader, Billboard Radio Monitor (VNU/AEX) and endorsed by Clear Channel Radio (NYSE: CCU) and XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR)

The annual WebAward Competition, now in its ninth year, is conducted by the Web Marketing Association, Inc., an independent organization founded to evaluate and recognize standards of excellence on the World Wide Web. View a complete list of the winning web sites at www.webaward.org.

About Musicrypt:

Musicrypt's patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is the leading secure B2B digital delivery solution for the music industry. DMDS is a web-based delivery system that pioneers secure digital file distribution by incorporating biometrics, high-value encryption and watermarking. The first application of DMDS replaces the physical distribution of new musical recordings by record companies from the studio, internally, and to radio stations with more secure, more effective and less costly digital distribution of broadcast quality media via the Internet. Musicrypt trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol MCT and in the U.S. under OTC: MCYPF. For more information on Musicrypt, please visit www.musicrypt.com

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Contact Information

  • PR Contact for Musicrypt:
    Sarah Miller
    Axis Marketing & PR
    smiller@axismarketing&pr.com
    323 653 7800