Jamba/Jamster signs its first pan-European mobile music products agreement, with EMI
Berlin, 23 November 2006
Digital entertainment service provider Jamba announced today that it has completed an agreement with EMI Music to make realtones and music videos by EMI artists available to Jamba and Jamster customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, EMI's digital catalogue of around 250,000 full tracks will be available for a la carte downloads and via subscription to Jamba Music customers in Germany, with further markets launching the Jamba Music service soon.
Music from artists including Corinne Bailey Rae, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Queen, the Rolling Stones, KT Tunstall and Robbie Williams, as well as Bebe (Spain), Tiziano Ferro (Italy), LaFee (Germany) and Diam's (France) are now available through the Jamba and Jamster portals.
"More and more consumers are using their phones to listen to music, or using music to personalise their mobile phone. Music is now central to the mobile experience, and we are pleased to be able to expand our relationship with one of the largest digital entertainment distributors in Europe. This deal is a cornerstone in our European mobile strategy, and demonstrates our commitment to this fast moving sector," said Jean-Francois Cecillon, chairman and CEO of EMI Music Continental Europe.
Markus Berger-de León, managing director of Jamster stated, "Working with EMI means that we have joined forces with a very important major music label. We are extremely pleased to be able to present our customers an even more diverse selection of music, ringtones, and videos from great EMI artists."
Currently available in the German market, Jamba Music is Jamba's new music portal, offering a simple and unlimited music subscription solution for both the PC and mobile phone simultaneously. The specially developed software allows for automatic synchronisation between PC and mobile, meaning that users no longer need to carry a separate music player - they can simply connect and download content directly to their mobiles when on the move. Jamba Music in Germany allows music fans to purchase single tracks, sign up to a subscription service, or use both models concurrently.
About Jamster International Sárl
Jamster (internet: www.jamster.co.uk; mobile phone: http://wap.jamster.co.uk) is one of the world's leading providers of digital entertainment services. Jamster develops, markets and provides digital content and services. The wide range of products includes music, graphics, games and information services, all available directly on mobile devices via SMS text messages, WAP or the internet. Jamster services are available in more than 30 countries, internationally also as white label solutions. Jamster International SÃ¡rl is a subsidiary of VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for internet and telecommunications networks. Jamster currently employs more than 550 employees.
About EMI Music
EMI is the world's largest independent music company, operating in 50 countries. Its EMI Music division represents around 1300 artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin. For further information on EMI, please visit: www.emigroup.com.