Watermarks MP3 CD Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 1999
UNSIGNED BAND RELEASES 4-HOUR MP3 ALBUM
Day By the River takes recording to the next millenium
Contact: Reis Baron (West) (303) 544-5885
Ellis Godard (Mid-Atlantic) (804) 296-9692
Andy Abramson (Southeast) (706) 208-8341
Athens, GA independent band Day By the River announced today the release of
an entire album recorded in MP3 format. The landmark album, entitled
Watermarks, contains over four hours of music on one CD, comprised of 100%
live material from Day By the River's last two years of touring. The disc
will allow the listener to play the songs from CD-Rom drives and/or
download them onto their hard drive. Lauan Records, an independent label
from Providence, Rhode Island, will be funding the limited-edition release,
which will be available for advance orders beginning Tuesday March 9th at
12:00 a.m. Copies can be ordered through the band's web site
(www.daybytheriver.org) and through the Lauan web site (www.lauan.com).
The official release date will be Tuesday, March 30th.
Representatives from Win Amp, Mac Amp, and Free Amp software gave the band
permission to use their MP3 player software on the CD. Listeners will be
able to install MP3 player software straight from the CD, which will
feature players for the Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.
The CD will also include web (HTML) pages, containing excerpts from the
band's web site and links to digital music sites such as MP3.com and
Watermarks is the first in a series of releases by the band that that will
take advantage of cutting-edge compression formats to maximize the quantity
and quality of material made available to fans.
"This is something we've been excited to do for our fans for years,"
boasts Day By the River keyboardist Walt Austin. "We never recorded a
live album because of the 74-minute limit on standard CDs. With this
new technology, we can put an entire evening's worth of music on one
CD and not compromise the quality."
Day By the River will launch a national tour in support of Watermarks
starting in New England in April, and continuing with dates on the West
Coast this summer.
Watermarks MP3 CD-Rom is available at Lauan Records
For more information on the Watermarks MP3 release,
please contact the Day By the River office at firstname.lastname@example.org