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Myxer Social Radio(TM) Launches as First True Friend-Focused Social Internet Radio ServiceCompletely Free, Myxer Social Radio Introduces Several New Milestones in Social Engagement and Personalization, Such as Video Song Stories(TM) and Real-Time Activity Streams Across Multiple Platforms (November 17, 2011)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/17/11 -- Myxer, a top 15 U.S. mobile destination for free, ad-supported mobile entertainment, today announced its launch of the first true friend-focused mobile group-listening platform, Myxer Social Radio, at the Billboard Future Sound conference in San Francisco. Myk Willis, Myxer's CEO & Founder, will provide a live demonstration for industry leaders who will see the platform firsthand. Completely free to consumers and available now in the Apple App Store, Android Market and on the Web, Myxer Social Radio enables users to enjoy listening to music in real-time with their Facebook friends while introducing several new milestones in social engagement and personalization, such as video Song Stories and real-time activity streams allowing users to chat in real-time with friends while listening to music together.
Myxer Social Radio brings friends together through music as they listen together in listening rooms they create or rooms created by their friends. Rooms are created through access to over 12 Million songs. While users have the flexibility of sharing their activity on Facebook on the ticker and wall, the Myxer Social Radio platform brings a user's Facebook community into the app to create a truly engaging group-listening experience and in real-time sync across multiple mobile device platforms and the desktop web for free.
"We're extremely proud to be setting new milestones in social media and Internet radio," said Myk Willis, Founder and CEO of Myxer. "We've built a cross platform mobile service to fill a void in the marketplace, by providing consumers an absolutely free group-listening experience where people are connected with their friends and their music regardless of where they are."
Myxer has experienced continued growth in the ad supported mobile industry since its launch in 2005 with now over 50 Million users performing over 2.7 billion downloads. Myxer plans to market its service to its loyal users as well as growing users in the Internet streaming radio category.
With Myxer Social Radio, consumers will be able to take their entertainment and music-listening experience to a new social level by:
- Creating their own listening rooms that play music from a catalog of over 12 Million songs
- Listening to the same songs as their friends at the same time
- Inviting their friends to listen or joining their friends' rooms to listen together
- Chatting in real time with friends while listening to music
- Recording video Song Stories to share with friends
With years of experience in ad-supported mobile entertainment, Myxer has established partnerships with all the major record labels, as well as top tier advertising agencies and brands. Myxer Social Radio allows brands to reach mobile and social users in innovative ways through its ad products. It has been well received by advertisers and strong demand is expected, having already sold out advertising inventory well into the first quarter of 2012 prior to its launch.
Myxer Social Radio is available now in the Apple App Store for iPhones, iPads, and iPods, in the Android Market for smartphones and tablets, and on the Web at www.myxer.fm.
Myxer is a leading mobile technology company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content across the web and mobile devices. Founded in 2005, the company has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the 15 largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 50 million users have downloaded 2.7 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple's iTunes App Store, the Android Market, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 8 million Myxer apps installed. Myxer is a registered trademark. Myxer operates websites including www.myxer.com and m.myxer.com. Myxer Social Radio was launched in November, 2011.
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