Sony Network Entertainment International’s Music Unlimited Becomes Official Streaming Partner for Bandsintown
Cloud-Based Digital Music Subscription Service to Power Music Streaming for Leading Concert Discovery Application
NEW YORK, New York—January 17, 2014 — Bandsintown and Sony Network Entertainment International today announced a partnership that will deliver fans better music and artist discovery. Through the partnership, the Music Unlimited service will be integrated directly into the Bandsintown application, enabling users of Bandsintown, the world’s largest concert discovery application with nine million application installs, to access millions of streaming songs within posts promoted by Bandsintown artists and shared by fans, email announcements, weekly updates, friend RSVP notifications, and more via Facebook, iOS and Android devices in 19 countries.
“Music Unlimited not only provides ad-free access to the latest hits but also enhances music discovery by elevating every genre, exposing Bandsintown music fans to new artists,” said Michael Aragon, vice president and general manager of global digital video and music services at Sony Network Entertainment International. “Our fast-growing global library of more than 25 million songs will complement Bandsintown’s expansive concert catalog, giving fans immediate access to local concert information and music they love.”
Bandsintown connects fans to their favorite music and delivers real-time notifications alerting them anytime their favorite artist’s tour or announce new shows nearby. Alternatively, Bandsintown users can glance at the entire list of artists playing in their area, select a track and sample new music through Music Unlimited and see a show of an artist they’ve never heard before.
“Bandsintown is all about making it easier for music lovers to not just be the first to find out when artists they love are coming near them, but to help them discover new music,” said Julien Mitelberg, CEO of Bandsintown. “Bandsintown already sends 25 percent of its fan base to concerts they had never heard about before. We want to boost that number even further by improving artist and music discovery right from the core of the application.”
Users can access Music Unlimited either by signing up for a free trial or by using preview mode as a guest user, which allows for 30 second previews of tracks in the catalogue and Channels. Users may also subscribe to either the Access or Premium plans for a low monthly fee.
Sony Entertainment Network’s Music Unlimited service is a cloud-based digital music service that hosts a global catalog of over 25 million licensed songs1 and is available on a wide range of Sony and non-Sony connected devices including any PC (Windows or Mac OS), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system, any Android™ mobile device including Sony Xperia™ smartphones and tablets, Apple’s iPhone® and iPod® touch, and Sony connected BRAVIA® HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc™ devices.
Bandsintown is the largest concert discovery app in the world with 9M application installs, powering the tour dates for half of all touring artists and reaching 40M unique fans per month. It was designed with artists and fans in mind by gathering information from a user’s music library to create a customized Concert Cloud that visually represents a music fans DNA. For fans, Bandsintown provides a personalized way to track their favorite artists and to discover new touring artists, based on their musical preferences and location, so they never miss another live show. For artists, Bandsintown provides a best-in-class platform that allows artists to promote their live concerts and to sell tickets and merchandise, leveraging Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, and more. Bandsintown is owned by Cellfish Media, Inc. For more information, visit Bandsintown.com, our blog at blog.bandsintown.com, @Bandsintown or facebook.com/Bandsintown.
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1 Number of tracks available from catalog varies by country and may be less.