Mobile entertainment portal Thumbplay announced a new digital distribution agreement with Sony BMG Music to add more than 7,000 pieces of content including ringtones, music videos, wallpapers, voice clips and mobile games. Sony BMG's artist roster includes Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé--Thumbplay will also issue an exclusive ringtone celebrating the 25th anniversary of the label's flagship catalog title, Michael Jackson's landmark Thriller. "The popular artists signed with Sony BMG's labels are a compelling addition to the Thumbplay catalog," said Thumbplay CEO and founder Are Traasdahl ...
Mobile entertainment Web site Thumbplay has signed a distribution deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment for ringtones, music videos and other mobile content from Sony artists.
The Sony deal, announced today (Feb. 21), will add 7,000 pieces of music-related content to Thumbplay’s library of more than 80,000 pieces of ringtones, wallpaper, games, videos, voice tones and other mobile content. Thumbplay already has distribution and licensing deals with EMI and Universal Music group.
“The popular artists signed with Sony BMG’s labels are a compelling addition to the Thumbplay catalog,” Thumbplay CEO/founder Are Traasdahl said. “This deal reinforces Thumbplay’s position as the leading U.S. provider of mobile content to consumers who are looking to discover and manage their personalized mobile entertainment experience.”
They have inked a deal that allows Thumbplay the digital distribution rights to the Sony BMG Music library which gives Thumbplay an amazing advantage and a slew of new music to download to your mobile devices!
Thumbplay now has licensing & distribution deals with three of the four major recording lables: Sony, BMG, EMI & Universal Music Group. Thumbplay’s more than 4 million unique consumers will be able to access ringtones, music videos, wallpaper, voice clips and mobile games from SONY BMG’s extensive artist rosters, which include some of the greatest superstars of today, as well as some of the most important and influential recordings in history.
Mobile entertainment content company Thumbplay has teamed with record label giant Sony BMG Music Entertainment to offer more than 7,000 of Sony's releases for mobile device use. This new digital distribution agreement will allow Thumbplay to offer ringtones, music videos, wallpaper, voice clips and mobile games based on Sony's vast collection of current artists and back catalog hits.
"We had been circling each other for some time but never quite able to come to terms. I think our recent partnerships with AOL, MSN, iLike and other social & music discovery services presented a new and exciting sales channel," says Mitch Rotter, vice president of content acquisitions and merchandising. "I also think over the past six months or so Thumbplay has established ourself as the clear market leader and it made sense for Sony BMG to offer their content to our subscribers and it made sense for Thumbplay to forge ahead to offer that content."
Mobile entertainment firm Thumbplay Inc. will bulk up its content portfolio thanks to a new pact with Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
The New York-based, direct-to-consumer aggregator said it will add 7,000 goodies including ringtones, music videos, voice clips and mobile games from Sony BMG’s stable of artists. Sony BMG subsidiaries include Arista Records, Columbia Records, Epic Records and RCA Records, and the umbrella corporation boasts talent such as Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen.
NY mobile content firm Thumbplay has inked a distribution deal with Sony BMG, including ringtones, music videos, wallpaper, mobile games, etc. To celebrate, the companies are promoting a Thumbplay-exclusive ringtone: The intro to Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean."
Thumbplay now has deals with three of the four major record labels: Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Music Group.
Deal Makes Ringtones, Music Videos and More from Major Record LabelAvailable on More Than 2,000 Wireless Handsets and Devices
NEW YORK – February 21, 2008 – Thumbplay® (www.thumbplay.com), the largest and fastest growing mobile entertainment content destination in the U.S. (Nielsen Mobile, Q3 and Q4 2007), today announced it has signed a new digital distribution agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, one of the world's leading global music companies, to add more than 7,000 pieces of content from SONY BMG’s artists to Thumbplay’s already diverse mobile entertainment content catalog.
Through this relationship, Thumbplay’s more than 4 million unique consumers will be able to access ringtones, music videos, wallpaper, voice clips and mobile games from SONY BMG’s extensive artist rosters,which include some of the greatest superstars of today, as well as some of the most important and influential recordings in history.
“The popular artists signed with SONY BMG’s labels are a compelling addition to the Thumbplay catalog,” said Are Traasdahl, Thumbplay’s CEO and founder. “This deal reinforces Thumbplay’s position as the leading U.S. provider of mobile content to consumers who are looking to discover and manage their personalized mobile entertainment experience.”
With more than 80,000 pieces of mobile entertainment content under license, including ringtones, wallpapers, games, videos, voice tones and text-based services, Thumbplay has built a strong consumer following and gained broad recognition as a leader in the direct-to-consumer mobile content space. During the last quarter of 2007, Thumbplay announced deals to integrate its mobile entertainment content catalog into the Web and mobile portals of AOL and MSN Mobile, as well as iLike and Qloud, two of the Web’s leading social music discovery services.
About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.
Thumbplay, Inc. is defining the mobile entertainment experience for U.S. consumers. As the largest and fastest growing mobile entertainment content destination, Thumbplay gives consumers access to the broadest and deepest catalog in the industry, spanning audio, video and gaming content from the leading music labels and artists, game publishers and media companies. Its innovative delivery and marketing platform makes it easy for users to discover, manage, store and share mobile content online and on their wireless devices.
Headquartered in New York City, Thumbplay was founded in September 2004 by Are Traasdahl and Evan Schwartz. It is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, SoftBank Capital, i-Hatch Ventures, Redwood Partners, New Enterprise Associates and Meritech. More information can be found at www.thumbplay.com.