Samsung Launches Music Hub, Offering the Ultimate Mobile Music

Samsung Launches Music Hub, Offering the Ultimate Mobile Music Service  LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 05/29/12 --   Open Mobile Summit       --  New service integrates all your music experiences in one place:     Millions of songs, your own music stored in the Cloud, a music store     and radio discovery --  Initially launching on the Samsung Galaxy S III in Germany, France,     Spain, Italy and the UK     Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the arrival of the much anticipated new Music Hub -- the first completely integrated, all-in-one mobile music service. Initially available on the Samsung Galaxy S III and hitting European markets today, Music Hub vastly simplifies and enhances the everyday experience of listening to music. Whether you're an avid collector wanting easy access to your own music collection, someone with ever-changing music tastes, someone who likes to sample a broad selection of music and genres or a passive listener who prefers radio, Music Hub provides a richer music experience for everyone.   Based on the technology services of mSpot, a leading mobile content service provider recently acquired by Samsung, the new Music Hub service will initially be available on the Samsung GALAXY S III and will soon be offered on a wider selection of devices.   "When you ask yourself, 'what do I want to listen to?' there is now one simple answer, for every mood, every place and everyone," stated TJ Kang, Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics' Media Solution Center. "With the new Music Hub, we're bringing the joy back to music -- listening, collecting and sharing."  "We believe that today's mobile market must have an open mobile music system -- one that offers all kinds of services across different devices. Music Hub removes all the barriers to your music," stated Daren Tsui, CEO of mSpot.   The new Music Hub service will be offered for free and also in a Premium version:      --  Music Hub Store: (free)      Offering a vast, 19 million song catalog     provided by 7digital, Music Hub Store enables you to buy songs and     albums, as well as listen to 30-second previews of all songs.     Purchased music is stored in the cloud and automatically appea rs on     all of your devices, while music can also be stored locally on devices     for offline listening.           --  Music Hub Premium: (EUR /GBP 9.99 per month)      For EUR /GBP 9.99     per month, you can upload and access your entire music collection     anywhere, enjoy unlimited streaming from the millions of songs in the     Music Hub catalog and discover new songs with radio stations based on     the artists you like.     Music Hub features include:      --  Scan & Match Cloud Locker: Upload your music to the cloud so you     can play it anywhere. Music Hub utilizes scan & match technology     to decrease upload time and ensure high-quality playback. Any     unmatched songs are directly uploaded from your library so you can     access rare or personal recordings (100 GB of storage for all     unmatched songs). When you edit playlists or purchase music, your     collection stays automatically updated across all authorized devices.           --  Catalog of millions of songs: Enjoy full access to our entire catalog     to stream or purchase, with unlimited plays and no advertisements.     Search for new music, create playlists, share songs with friends, and     view lyrics and album information.           --  Radio: Relax and listen to the music you like with personal radio and     programmed stations. Create personal stations based on songs and     artists you love, or browse genre stations recommended and     tailor-crafted by the Music Hub team. Hear a song you like? Tag it so     you can find it later and play it again whenever you want.           --  Recommendations: Discover great new music all the time with customized     recommendations for songs, artists, albums and radio stations. The     more you listen, the better recommendations you'll get.           --  Optimized for Mobile: Music Hub is optimized specifically for your     Samsung device. Advanced streaming and downloading options let you     save storage space, play music when offline, and cut down on cellular     data usage. Audio settings are designed to prolong battery life and     ensure smooth streaming even under spotty network coverage.           --  Web Player: In addition to the mobile app, users can access their     music library and the Music Hub catalog/store online at     www.musichub.com. The Web Player allows users the freedom to play     their music easily on any PC.     N.B.: Users must initially register on a Galaxy S III phone using a Samsung account.   About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.  About mSpot  mSpot is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., which was formed in 2004 and acquired by Samsung in 2012. A provider of innovative music and video delivery service for mobile devices, the company has been offering white-labeled cloud entertainment services for mobile carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. It also has its own brand services available in the Android Marketplace or App Store. For more information, go to www.mspotcorporate.com  About 7digital Limited  7digital is a leading digital content technology company based in London. Through 7digital's download store (http://www.7digital.com) and mobile applications, consumers can access over 19 million legal high quality music tracks, as well as audiobooks and videos, at competitive prices across Europe and North America. Combining 7digital's secure and robust technology platform with the broadest agreements in the digital media industry, the company provides comprehensive digital download services to a wide range of partners and brands around the world.  CONTACT:  SAMSUNG UK Press Office  The Red Consultancy  Tel: 0207 025 6620 Email: samsungteam@redconsultancy.com      Kathryn Shantz mSpot, Inc. 00+ 1+ 415-350-3518 kshantz@mspot.com     
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