We look forward to reaching out to fans who don't have access to credit cards and want to connect with their favorite artists by cell phone. The CD BABY catalogue represents the largest independent music collection around the globe, representing 200,000 artists and labels.
Cannes, France (PRWEB) January 25, 2008
Txttunes (http://www.txttunes.com), a global leader in wireless payments and artist-to-fan mobile services, is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached to launch the CD Baby catalogue through Txttunes services and online community.
Txttunes allows computer users to purchase songs, which are charged to their cell phone account rather than a credit card. In addition, Txttunes users can create their own wireless communities and fan clubs and other wireless services.
The Txttunes system is connected to over 220,000,000 cell phones with the United States; carriers include Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Alltel, Cellular One and launches are expected in Canada, Australia and the UK in the coming months.
Matt Coleman, CEO for Txttunes stated, "We look forward to reaching out to fans who don't have access to credit cards and want to connect with their favorite artists by cell phone. The CD BABY catalogue represents the largest independent music collection around the globe, representing 200,000 artists and labels."
Derek Sivers, Founder & President of CD Baby, said, "Txttunes has what it takes to finally bridge two massively popular technologies into an inspiring new platform. Our clients are sure to be thrilled at this innovative new outlet for their music."
CD Baby has been a launching pad for later-famous acts such as O.A.R., Jack Johnson, and Gary Jules. Other already-famous artists such as Thomas Dolby, George Clinton, Grant-Lee Phillips, and Beach Boy Al Jardine have chosen to use CD Baby's unique distribution service to release smaller projects directly to their fans.
The Txttunes widget is fully customized for each artist and enables labels to connect with fans by offering them a new payment solution, plus it enables them to opt into a TXT COMMUNITY fan club and receive special offers and exclusive tour merchandise, as well as an enter-to-win contest each time a fan purchases track via their cell phone.
About Txttunes Inc (http://www.txttunes.com)
Txttunes offers computer users the ability to purchase digital music through our unique cell phone payment platform. Txttunes allows independent artists and labels a unique opportunity to publish their music online and have direct contact with fans through a wireless community. For more information visit txttunes.com.
About CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com)
CD Baby provides online sales and distribution for independent artists and labels. Founder and musician Derek Sivers was selling his own CD online in 1998, and as a hobby offered to let a few friends use his system to sell their own CDs. Friends told friends, and now over 215,000 artists sell their music through CD Baby, making it the largest seller of independent music on the Web. CD Baby has sold over four million CDs to customers worldwide and has paid over $65 million directly to the musicians.
CD Baby's Digital Distribution program provides artists with over 300 digital and mobile outlets, including major outlets such as Apple iTunes, Rhapsody, MSN Zune, Napster, and eMusic, making CD Baby one of the leaders in the distribution of music. For more information visit http://www.cdbaby.com.
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