Shooting Star Picture Company's D-Star is proud to announce its support of the upcoming AIR Independent Music Awards by using their D-STAR PLAY MPE system to enhance the awards judging.

“A system like Play MPE makes transferring music to media so easy and the feedback from our judges was that they wanted to share that user-friendly experience when judging the more than fifty entries from around Australia.” said AIR CEO Stuart Watters. “We're grateful that a system like this is around and stoked that a company like D-Star understands the importance of the independent sector to the industry as a whole.”

The AIR Awards recognises the cream of Australia's independent music talent. Play MPE allows the secure delivery of all nominated albums electronically to judges from across the media, retail and radio industries.

“The independent sector is a rapidly growing part of the industry and its important we support them wherever we can,” said Shooting Star Picture Company CEO Peter Skillman. “Play MPE ensures that judges have all the releases in one place while being able to burn to CD, transfer to their ipod, or simply stream from their computer at the touch of a button.

Not only does it make the life of judges easier, but it provides access for the independents to an invaluable promotional opportunity.”

Judging for the AIR Awards is happening now with nominations announced October the 24th. The awards ceremony featuring performances from the cream of Australia’ s independent musicians will be held on November 24th at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel.

For more information, please contact Stephen Green on or 0412 321 368.
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