MocoSpace and Nellymoser Partner for Music Discovery Application
Largest Mobile Social Network Brings Song Discovery, Music News, Tour Info, Ringtones and More to Its Millions of Users
BOSTON, MA - October 20, 2009 - MocoSpace (http://www.mocospace.com
), the leading mobile social network, announced today that it has partnered with award-winning mobile services firm Nellymoser to launch the MocoSpace Music application. The application will be available for use on US carriers this Fall, and will be supported on a wide range of feature phones and smartphones.
MocoSpace Music is an easy-to-use, full featured mobile music application, enabling fans to discover new releases and featured artists, view photo slideshows from music events, watch video interviews with famous artists, search for live shows in their city and listen to and purchase ringtones. Users can listen to an extensive library of sample tracks, and be first to hear many breaking tracks they can share with their friends.
"Music on mobile is about discovery and sharing, and Nellymoser has developed one of the best application in the market for both" said MocoSpace Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Justin Siegel. "Our users have let us know that music is an important part of the MocoSpace experience, so this is a great first step in helping define what mobile music is all about."
MocoSpace adds over 400 music artists to the site each day, across all genres. MocoSpace regularly hosts live video and phone interviews with top hip-hop artists such as NaS, Ne-Yo and LL Cool J and rock bands like Ludo and Hoobastank. Working with top labels such as Island Def Jam and Sony Music, MocoSpace also routinely breaks new tracks to its trendsetting users from such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Jamie Foxx, Pitbull and 311, gathering feedback and building buzz around new artists and songs.
"MocoSpace provides a vibrant mobile community that includes music taste makers and active participants that lends itself to music and artist discovery" said Nellymoser founder and Chief Executive Officer, John Puterbaugh. "Attaching a music application to the community enables us to capture demand for rich music and video content while creating the opportunity to bridge user created content and professional produced music and media."
For a young, multicultural, on-the-go generation, MocoSpace is the mobile community of choice for making connections, keeping in touch and staying entertained. One of the largest and most active mobile web sites in the world, MocoSpace is free and available on any web-enabled mobile phone in the world. As of September 2009, MocoSpace had over 8.3 million members generating 2.5 billion pages per month.
Launched in 2005, MocoSpace is backed by General Catalyst and is based in Boston, MA. For more information on the company, visit mocospace.com.
Nellymoser provides turnkey solutions for mobile operators and media brands to mobilize their content and services. Content providers and brands as well as operators rely on Nellymoser to deliver services that include video, audio, graphics and other connected content via mobile rich Internet applications.
The company's award-winning mobile service delivery platform, combined with world-class mobile strategy and design, gives customers everything they need to deliver connected services that engage broad audiences. By managing service delivery for its customers, Nellymoser handles all the mobile channel complexities, from integration with existing infrastructures to compatibility with the rapidly growing number of smartphones.
Customers include AT&T, Alltel, Virgin Mobile USA, MTV Networks, Audible / Amazon, San Disk, Rodale, Sony, Warner Music Group, Microsoft and Adobe. For more information on the company, visit nellymoser.com
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