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Мusic Gateway File Transfer Service

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We’ve made it easy for independent creatives to store and share their files on a secure cloud-based service – available on all our plans!

Manage Your Files Transfer Easily!

Most of us have some form of cloud storage (iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive etc), but whilst it’s great for uploading your treasured pictures, videos and documents – is it the right solution to store all your music and creative treasures? But first – let’s look at what a file transfer actually is!

What is File Transfer?

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The exchange of data files between computer systems is known as file transfer. It enables users to share, move, or transmit a file or logical data object between computers that are either local or remote. These files can be documents, multimedia items, graphics, text and PDFs; they may be structured or unstructured.

File transfer is typically regulated by a communications protocol which establishes the rules for how information is sent between computers in a network. Common protocols used today include File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

History of the File Transfer

The development of file transfer began in the 1970s, with people seeking out new ways to share digital content beyond floppy disks. Usenet, an electronic bulletin board, was one of the first platforms to facilitate this; it allowed users to post news items and data files for others in their newsgroup.

In 1985, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) was introduced as a standard for transferring data between computer systems using the same syntax and rules. As the internet developed in the 1990s, it enabled global communication over a vast network of computers. America Online (AOL) offered subscription-based email services with web functions including file transfer capabilities.

Modern File Transfer

In 1999, Napster emerged as the first peer-to-peer file-sharing service, allowing users to exchange mp3 audio files with their peers. Within its first year, it had amassed a library of 4 million songs. This paved the way for other similar networks such as Gnutella and Freenet in the early 2000s.

Nowadays, there are numerous high-speed file transfer solutions available to manage digital information. Cloud storage systems like Dropbox and iCloud offer users the ability to store all types of digital files (including photos and video) offsite and access them from any device.

Music Gateway – The Perfect Solution

MusicGateway’s ‘Files’ area is cloud storage but with so much more!

– Everything in one place

– Send files directly to opportunities

– Automatic daily consideration for Film & TV placements

– Full embedded song and rights info for payments

– Timestamped uploads for secure copyright

– Share songs and files securely which prohibit download (if preferred)

– Automatic MP3 and AAC creation from Wav uploads

– Send links to your Pro Playlists

– Feedback from our Creative Team

– Secure backed-up storage

– Accessed Anywhere

– Access via Desktop, iOS and Android

Choose the best place to store all your music and creative treasures from just £5.00 per month: Get Started

File Transfer

Transfer Services

Our file transfer service is a professional and easy way to share downloadable content. Upload to your secure files area and create a unique shareable link:

Send your link to whoever you want knowing your file is safe and secure. When your link is clicked, it automatically opens up and displays the download button:

Share your music, photos, videos and other documents with a unique shareable link by activating your account.


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