KEXP Curates with Dalet MAM

Seattle, WA-based radio station and arts organization KEXP has selected Dalet Radio Suite, powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform, to modernize and digitize its operations.
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Los Angeles, CA (December 11, 2014)—Seattle, WA-based radio station and arts organization KEXP has selected Dalet Radio Suite, powered by the Dalet Galaxy platform, to modernize and digitize its operations.

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KEXP reportedly approached Dalet to unify all of its media acquisition, production and delivery under a single MAM platform to curate a continuously growing catalog of exclusive performances and music libraries. “KEXP has leveraged open-source music metadata repository MusicBrainz to build a metadata schema that allows us to capture detailed information about each artist, recording, genre and more,” says chief engineer Jamie Alls.

“It enables us to store, index, search, distribute, re-distribute or associate with other content. All of this rich information will contribute to building a unique library that will serve the organization for many years to come. The decision to invest in Dalet is driven by our understanding of its ability to manage this entire process while working with external systems like MusicBrainz.”

KEXP’s varied programming mix includes a real-time on-demand playlist, a two-week archive of radio shows and an array of podcasts. KEXP, which features new artists, in-studio performances and interviews transmitted live on air or pre-recorded, edited and then broadcast or made available on-demand. The Dalet installation is expected to help the station better leverage social media platforms for trends and analytics for on-air talent and programming to produce audience-driven playlists.

The integration at KEXP also enables integration with key third-party applications. All pre-recorded programs and audio/video content production for commercials, station promos or jingles will be created using Adobe Audition or Avid Pro Tools. Audition and Pro Tools users will push files and associate metadata to the Dalet Galaxy central repository where it will be indexed, stored and synchronized with the MusicBrainz database.

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