- Feb 22, 2009
- mSpot & Sony Music Entertainment Reach Customizable Ringtone Deal
Bolsters one of North America’s largest ringtone catalogs, with over 400,000 song titles spanning top 3 carriers
PALO ALTO, Calif. – FEBRUARY 23, 2009 – mSpot, Inc. a mobile music and entertainment company, today announces it has signed a distribution agreement with Sony Music Entertainment to add the company’s vast catalog to mSpot’s current collection, which now includes more than 400,000 song titles. The addition of Sony Music Entertainment’s catalog makes mSpot’s customizable ringtone offering one of the largest in North America.
mSpot’s customers will now be able to access the new Sony Music Entertainment titles through the mSpot® Make-UR-Tones™ mobile application available on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The application allows customers to select full-track songs and use an intuitive editor to create customized ringtones.
“We are thrilled to partner with Sony Music Entertainment – and with access to so many new titles from the label’s incredible roster, we have a feeling our customers will be too,” said mSpot CEO Daren Tsui, “This partnership bolsters our strong position in the mobile music industry and advances our mission to offer innovative and entertaining services that consumers love.”
“With access to a broad customer base and active music fan users, mSpot is a natural partner for us as we continue to expand the reach of our diverse musical offerings in the mobile arena,” said Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, U.S. Sales, Corporate Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment.
The addition of Sony Music Entertainment completes mSpot’s plan to offer customizable ringtones from all four major music labels including EMI, Universal Music and Warner Music. mSpot also offers customizable ringtones from indie labels Ingrooves and IRIS.
mSpot increased its subscriber base to over four million users in 2008 – a remarkable 260% increase since 2007.
mSpot is a mobile music and entertainment company that services more than four million customers across 10 wireless carriers. mSpot helps consumers access music, custom ringtones, live radio and videos from major music labels, movie studios and top brands including ABC, ClearChannel, Fox Sports, Sony, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Music Group and Disney. In the U.S., mSpot entertainment services are available through Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Metro PCS, nTelos, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon; in Canada through Bell Mobility and TELUS. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, mSpot is on the Web atwww.mspot.com.
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. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.