Samsung Mobile Launches Music Hub in U.S. on Galaxy S III with a Free 30-Day Trial

  Samsung Mobile Launches Music Hub in U.S. on Galaxy S III with a Free 30-Day
  Trial

  3-in-1 mobile music solution lets you upload your music collection to the
  cloud, stream and purchase songs from an extensive catalog, and listen to
                                personal radio

Business Wire

DALLAS -- July 31, 2012

Samsung Music Hub  – the first completely integrated, all-in-one mobile music
service – is now available in the U.S. on the Galaxy S^® III. Music Hub
simplifies and enhances the everyday experience of listening to music. The
mobile music service provides a rich music experience for everyone whether
users are avid collectors wanting easy access to their own music collection,
someone with ever-changing music tastes, who likes to sample a broad selection
of music and genres, or individuals who prefer radio.

A free 30-day trial of the service will be extended to new Music Hub users in
the U.S. New subscribers also will be able to choose a free album that will be
instantly available on their Galaxy S III and can also be uploaded to their
personal music collections on the internet.

“We’re redefining mobile music by offering a more integrated experience on the
handset and lifting the barriers to your music. Our service encompasses all
music including your own collection in the cloud, a robust streaming catalog
that is seamlessly integrated with a music store, and a personal radio service
that caters to all of your music moods and genres,” said TJ Kang, senior vice
president of the media services team for Samsung. “By providing a free album
and trial, we hope Galaxy S III owners will experience for themselves a new,
intuitive and easy way to discover music.”

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 Samsung Galaxy S ^ III devices sold through leading
U.S. carriers. Galaxy S III users can access the application directly on
select handsets and via the Samsung App Store or Google Play. More information
on accessing Music Hub on select handsets can be found at:
http://www.samsung.com/us/article/music-hub-all-the-music-you-want-all-in-one-place.
This pairing with the Galaxy S III is ideal as the overall Music Hub
experience has been optimized and specifically designed for mobile devices.
Advanced streaming and downloading options let users save storage space, play
music when offline, and cut down on mobile data usage. Audio settings are
designed to prolong battery life and ensure smooth streaming even under spotty
network coverage.

The Music Hub service will be offered as both a free and premium version.

Music Hub Store (free) allows users to:

  *Access millions of songs from the 7digital catalog – which includes music
    from all four major labels (Sony, EMI, Universal, and Warner), plus select
    independents – from which users can buy tracks and albums, as well as
    listen to 30-second previews of all songs.
  *Store purchased music in the cloud, allowing it to automatically load on
    all registered Music Hub devices, while still being available on those
    registered devices locally for offline listening.
  *Use the Music Hub web player, in addition to the mobile app, with which
    users can access their music library and the Music Hub catalog/store
    online at www.musichub.com.

Music Hub Premium ($9.99 per month, with a free 30-day trial offered) offers
access to all of the free version features, as well as:

  *A Scan & Match Cloud Locker: Upload music to the cloud to play it on any
    device registered with a Music Hub account. Music Hub also utilizes
    scan-and-match technology to decrease upload time and ensure high-quality
    playback. Any unmatched songs are directly uploaded from user’s library to
    the cloud offering 100 GB of storage for all unmatched songs, so users can
    access rare or personal recordings across their devices. Music Hub also
    automatically updates playlists or music purchases music updated across
    all registered devices.
  *A catalog of millions of songs for purchase AND streaming: Enjoy full
    access to 7digital’s entire Music Hub catalog, including music from all
    four major labels, 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.
  *Personalized and Custom Radio: Create personal stations based on favorite
    songs and artists, or browse genre stations recommended and custom-created
    by the Music Hub team. Users also can tag songs they like to find and play
    back later.
  *Customized Recommendations: Discover great new songs, artists, albums and
    radio stations all the time – and the more users listen, the better Music
    Hub’s recommendations will get.

Samsung, Music Hub, Galaxy and Galaxy S are all trademarks of Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based
subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets
wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications
products throughout North America. 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 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 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,
North America and beyond. Combining 7digital’s secure and robust technology
platform with the broadest agreements in the digital media industry, the
company provides comprehensive digital download and streaming services to a
wide range of partners and brands around the world. 7digital’s enterprise
level Application Programming Interface (API) is used by 300 partners
globally, including Samsung’s Music Hub.

Contact:

MWW Group for Samsung Mobile
Martha Thomas, +1-214-414-3335
mthomas@mww.com
or
mSpot, Inc.
Kathryn Shantz, +1-415-350-3518
kshantz@mspot.com
 
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