Nathan Jones Joins Thumbplay as Director, Product Experience

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Thumbplay® (http://www.thumbplay.com), the leading provider of mobile entertainment in the U.S., has hired Nathan Jones to serve as Director of Product Experience. He starts immediately and reports to Thomas Tracey, Thumbplay’s Vice President of Product.

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Thumbplay® (http://www.thumbplay.com), the leading provider of mobile entertainment in the U.S., has hired Nathan Jones to serve as Director of Product Experience. He starts immediately and reports to Thomas Tracey, Thumbplay’s Vice President of Product.

In this new role, Jones is charged with design oversight for all of the company’s mobile and desktop offerings, including Thumbplay Music – hailed as the “definitive cloud-based music service” by TIME magazine.

Jones will leverage his deep experience in web and mobile product design to further enhance Thumbplay’s customer touch-points. Most recently, as Design Director at Alexander Interactive (Ai), Jones led a team of designers in developing research-driven, user-centric design methodologies for such clients as Virgin Mobile, GE, Citi and Lowe’s. Prior to Ai, Jones spent two years as the Senior Director at the MSDS design studio, where he lead interactive and brand design for TIAA-CREF, Acumen Fund/Google.org and Coupons.com, among others. Before that, his experience at various agencies included the development of interactive campaigns for BMW, Blockbuster and Home Depot.

Thumbplay Music is available on PCs/Macs and on numerous devices spanning all major smartphone platforms — iPhone®, Android™ and BlackBerry® — making it the most widely available service of its kind in the U.S. Thumbplay Music has more than 10 million tracks under license from all major labels and more than 35,000 independent labels.

Thumbplay enjoys sustained profitability and has built an award-winning service centered on delivering millions of pieces of mobile content to 95 percent of U.S. devices among every major carrier. The company leverages its existing network of more than 8,000 distribution partners to promote Thumbplay Music. Click on the following link to watch a video demo of the app running on all platforms: http://bit.ly/b27GTY.

ABOUT THUMBPLAY
Thumbplay, Inc. is the leading mobile entertainment provider in the U.S. Thumbplay Music, the company’s cloud-based, streaming music service for every major smartphone platform and PCs/Macs, was launched in January 2010 and has more than 10 million songs under license. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from some of the world’s largest entertainment companies, including: EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, as well as several independent labels and artists and video game companies. Headquartered in New York City, Thumbplay was founded in September 2004. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, SoftBank Capital, i-Hatch Ventures, Redwood Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Meritech, Brookside Capital Partners and Cross Creek Capital. More information can be found at http://www.thumbplay.com or at m.thumbplay.com from a mobile phone.

For a complete list of iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones supported by Thumbplay: http://www.thumbplay.com/devices.

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