San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 4, 2006
Sonific LLC today announced the launch of Sonific Mail, the first of several music syndication innovations that the company will offer in the next 9 months. The new feature is now available with any of the 5.000 songs already offered via http://www.sonific.com, allowing a user to send musical greetings with personalized messages to anyone, for free, directly via the Sonific website.
A Sonific Mail recipient simply clicks on the link to play the full-length track while reading the message, and can then also create their own Sonific Mails or SongSpots (TM) with the same or with any other track in Sonific's catalog.
Sonific Mail is the latest addition to Sonific's SongSpots(TM) service, putting yet another viral, 'web2.0' marketing tool at the disposal of bands, musicians, record labels and music publishers, as well as enabling fans and supporters to spread the word along with music, using Sonific Mail for activities such as gig invitations, record release notices, band news and tour updates, and much more.
Sonific's recently launched SongSpots beta(TM) service has already attracted thousands of users in over 40 countries. SongSpots enables its users to create flash "widgets" that stream any track selected from a large database of music provided by music aggregators such as CDBaby, IRIS, BigFishMedia and leading independent record labels such as Cooking Vinyl (UK). Tens of 1000s of SongSpots have already been created and published by Sonific's users. A list of examples can be browsed at http://sonific.com/home/examples
Gerd Leonhard, Co-Founder and CEO, adds: "Sonific Mail now allows a band as well as their fans or supporters to take their music and safely email it to anyone that may have interest in it, such as other fans and peers, booking agents, club owners, journalists, radio stations, record companies, film music supervisors, bloggers, or anyone else that would appreciate hearing about the band without having to deal with a large attachment or downloading an MP3. Even more importantly, upon receiving a Sonific Mail the recipients can instantly click on the SongSpot(TM) to find out more, or pick up a SongSpot for their own sites - all for free, and in less than 20 seconds. The music industry's future is open, networked, viral, personalized and interactive - and Sonific will provide the tools."
Sonific supports the use of SongSpots on Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, Google, Google Pages, Hi5, ILCU, LiveJournal, MovableType, Multiply, MySpace, NetVibes, Piczo, ProfileHeaven, SmugMug, Terapad, TypePad, Xanga, WidgetBox, WordPress, and a multitude of other sites. In addition, Sonific has recently added API support for Blogger / Blogspot, Google Gadgets, Typepad, Terapad, Google Gadgets, Livejournal, and WidgetBox, making it even easier for music fans to add music to their online creations.
To try Sonific Mail simple register or log-in at Sonific.com, search for and pick any song, and use the mail icon on the search result page.
Sonific's SongSpots(TM) service provides free music for use in blogs, personal homepages, photo sites and social networks. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and was founded by Gerd Leonhard (Music- Futurist, Co-author of "The Future of Music" and noted Digital Music Entrepreneur) and Gunnar Ostergren (CTO), in 2005. Sonific is funded by a group of well-known angel investors. For more details visit http://www.sonific.com. Interested record labels can contact Sonific via http://sonific.com/home/your_music_on_sonific
Contact: Gerd Leonhard, CEO EU: +41 79 79 353 84
US: 415 691 6103