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  • Aug 13, 2009

New app exclusively features songs by Sony Music artists including Britney Spears, Sean Kingston, The Fray, John Mayer and many more

Seattle, WA. –  August 13, 2009 – iLike, a leading social music discovery service, today announced the availability of the iLike Challenge App on the App Store. The iLike Challenge App for iPhone and iPod touch tests how quickly music fans can listen to, and correctly identify, songs from a host of Sony Music superstars including Britney Spears, Sean Kingston and Kenny Chesney. The app is also a valuable discovery tool because it allows users to visit the iTunes Store to purchase the songs they listen to as they compete in the challenge.

“We are delighted to be working with iLike to help its enthusiastic community enjoy Sony Music’s artists in an innovative new way on the iPhone and iPod touch,” commented Michael Paull, Executive Vice President, Global Digital Business, Sony Music Entertainment. “With our unparalleled catalog, the iLike Challenge App will offer fans a fun and engaging way to test their knowledge of their favorite songs past and present.”

“The iLike Challenge App makes music discovery on the iPhone and the iPod touch a lot of fun,” said Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike. “This app is addictive. We challenge anyone with an iPhone or iPod touch to test their knowledge of their favorite artists.”

The iLike Challenge App offers a unique two-player mode, which enables two users to compete against one another on the same iPhone or iPod touch and will exclusively feature questions about Sony Music’s popular artists, from current chart toppers to legendary icons, across multiple genres of music including rock, pop, alternative, country, hip-hip, R&B, and more.

Sony Music artists featured in the iLike Challenge App include:

Brad Paisley

Britney Spears


Duran Duran

Elvis Presley

John Mayer

Johnny Cash

Kenny Chesney



Sean Kingston


The Clash

The Fray

The Fugees

Will Smith

The iLike Challenge App is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at

About iLike, inc

iLike is the Web’s leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on iGoogle, Facebook® and other leading platforms. With more than 50 million registered users, iLike helps people share music recommendations, playlists, and personalized concert alerts. iLike offers musicians and labels a convenient Artist Dashboard from which to reach fans, manage their presence across multiple channels, and cultivate the viral spread of their music. iLike, inc also runs indie music site

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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