Samsung Launches Music Hub, Offering the Ultimate Mobile Music

Samsung Launches Music Hub, Offering the Ultimate Mobile Music
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 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 
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 
About 7digital Limited 
7digital is a leading digital content technology company based in
London. Through 7digital's download store (
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. 
SAMSUNG UK Press Office 
The Red Consultancy 
Tel: 0207 025 6620
Kathryn Shantz
mSpot, Inc.
00+ 1+ 415-350-3518 
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