TouchStand Media Kiosk, the flagship product of Denver-based Synergy Media Group (SMG), is launching on-demand CD burning for its brick-and-mortar retail partners.

TouchStand Media Kiosk, the flagship product of Denver-based Synergy Media Group (SMG), is launching on-demand CD burning for its brick-and-mortar retail partners.

The new features allow in-store users to search and preview music, create custom digital play lists and download them to a portable device or burn them to a CD. SMG, which says it is working on acquiring licensing deals with major and independent labels and content aggregators, aims to roll out the functions in the fourth quarter.

The Touchstand Media Kiosk currently offers in-store search and sampling access to Loudeye's digital music repository of 3.9 million tracks, as well as an extensive video library. The kiosks have been deployed in 50 retail locations, including members of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores, the Alliance of Independent Music Stores and the Music Monitor Network group of stores.

SMG says it will deploy its kiosks in 28 locations of Altitunes, a retailer of CD, DVD, portable electronics and consumer electronics with locations in airports and other transportation centers. The kiosks will launch at LAX in Los Angeles, Grand Central Station in New York, Orlando (Fla.) International, Hartsford in Atlanta and San Francisco International.

SMG will preview TouchStand's new features at the NARM convention Aug. 21-24 in San Diego.