Mspot Launches Interactive Music Radio For Java-Enabled Mobile Phones

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Mobile Entertainment Start UpÂ?s Second Service Enables Music Lovers to Discover, Listen to and Purchase New Music through Java-Enabled Streaming Radio Service

MSpot, a pioneer in premium mobile entertainment, today announced the launch of MSpot Music Radio, an interactive streaming music service for Java-enabled mobile phones. MSpot Music Radio features 17 channels of commercial-free streaming music, a “Featured Artists” channel with a slide show of music videos and singles, exclusive music mixes from popular DJs, music reviews, celebrity news and interviews. In addition, MSpot Music Radio is powered by a seamless user experience that enables consumers to purchase CDs, Music Tones and screensavers as they listen to new music and favorite hits on MSpot Music Radio.

“With the number of Java-based mobile phone users reaching well over 120 million and climbing, the demand for multimedia content geared toward these devices has also increased,” said Daren Tsui, CEO and co-founder of MSpot. “MSpot Music Radio meets this demand by enabling consumers to discover and sample new artists and bands, listen to streaming radio and then immediately purchase items related to the song they’re hearing  Music Tones, CDs, screensavers  all with a touch of the key pad.”

MSpot Music Radio is geared towards music lovers, offering the perfect medium for consumers to discover and learn about new artists and songs, listen to exclusive music content and add to their CD collections directly from their Java-enabled mobile phones. MSpot Music Radio is available for $5.95 per month and includes:

  •     17 Streaming Music Channels

MSpot Music Radio brings 17 channels of commercial-free streaming music to Java-enabled mobile phones. Genres include: Fresh Cuts, Shuffle, Hip-Hop/R&B, Throwback, Today’s Top Hits, Pop, Alternative, Classic Rock, Dance, Jazz, Latino Pop and more.

  •     Featured Artists

MSpot Music Radio’s unique “Featured Artists” channel showcases new artists and albums directly from major music labels and indie artists, including behind-the-scenes content such as music videos, artist interviews and individual song tracks.

  •     Exclusive Content

In addition to its 17 channels of streaming radio, MSpot Music Radio features programming created exclusively for the service, including: MSpot Music Radio-exclusive shows from EUR Report, RadioScope and Breakdown FM with world-renowned DJ Davey D.

  •     New User Experience

MSpot Music Radio allows users to purchase Music Tones, CDs and screensavers all through the mobile handset. Pushing the limits of Java capabilities on mobile handsets, MSpot Music Radio is easy to navigate and has a sleek, modern interface similar to many of the digital audio file players consumers are familiar with today.

“We are excited that our Manhattan Records act, Low Millions, is the featured artist for the launch of this new service from MSpot,” said Thomas Ryan, senior vice president Mobile and Digital Development, EMI. “The mobile medium provides a great new way to introduce music lovers to new bands. We look forward to showcasing music and videos from Low Millions' debut album, ‘Ex-Girlfriends’, to mobile users nationwide through this promotion."

MSpot’s first subscription service, MSpot Radio, is also currently available to US consumers. MSpot Radio features 13 live and on-demand music, news, sports, finance, weather and talk channels. MSpot has plans to introduce additional mobile entertainment services in the coming months, including major motion pictures, premium video programming and mobile-exclusive original programming. Through its partnerships with mobile carriers, music labels, film studios and the most popular media corporations, MSpot is poised to emerge as the leading provider of premium mobile entertainment services.

About MSpot

MSpot, a pioneer in mobile multimedia entertainment, was founded in 2004 to help movie studios, music labels and media corporations produce and deliver exciting, high-quality audio and video programming for mobile phones. MSpot currently offers two premium music services for US mobile phone subscribers: MSpot Radio, 13 channels of live and on-demand streaming music, news, sports, finance, entertainment and talk radio; and MSpot Music Radio, interactive streaming radio that features commercial-free music, videos, exclusive shows and interviews, and one-click music purchasing.

As consumer demand for compelling mobile entertainment grows, MSpot will continue to partner with mobile carriers and entertainment industry leaders to introduce mobile music, video and movie programming as well as mobile-exclusive original entertainment. MSpot is a privately held company headquartered in Palo Alto, California and on the Web at http://www.mspot.com.

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Leah Bibbo

Kulesa Public Relations for MSpot

650-340-1982

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