Shachar OrenShachar Oren, Founder and CEO of Neurotic Media, was named Advisor of Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the advocacy arm of The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter. GMP advocates the promotion of music in business and related music technology in the state of Georgia.

“Oren’s vast experience and understanding of music technology make him a considerable addition to our team,” said Tammy Hurt, President of GMP and Placement Music. “We look forward to having his insights to help guide GMP in the upcoming year.”

Read the full announcement here.

Qwyrk transforms digital messages into dynamic moments infused with your favorite music, movie clips and sound effects

Atlanta, GA – August 26 , 2013 – Neurotic Media, a leader in digital entertainment services that empower brands to influence consumer behavior and drive revenue, announced today that the company’s API services now power streaming start-up Qwyrk. Qwyrk allows you to select and edit any audio from Qwyrk’s library of millions of songs, movie quotes & sound effects; tag your customized sound to your message; and share your Qwyrk through email, Facebook, and Twitter.

Neurotic Media’s platform integrates and hosts all digital catalogs and supports Qwyrk streaming deliveries and transcoding services. In its capacity as back-end platform provider to Qwyrk, Neurotic Media handles reporting to various stakeholders including record companies and publishing reporting entities.

img-qwyrk“Qwyrk marks our first streaming service customer deployment – yet another validation of the strength and diversity of our growing platform and service line,” commented Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO.  “We are excited to work with Qwyrk and believe in the remarkable promise of their unique new service. The simplicity of their offering is unmatched; it is basically a musical or audio “clip”, customizable, and sharable in both one-to-one and one-to-many configurations – which make it a wonderful broadcast tool for artists as well as for individual fans.” Oren added, “We laud the team at Qwyrk for inventing a new and unduplicated way to monetize content such as music – while respecting the need to compensate artists and content owners.”

“Email and social media users are looking for ways to add context, clarity and fun to their text-based communication,” said Qwyrk CEO, Jon Otis. “Qwyrk provides a quick, easy way to do that with short segments of premium audio entertainment.  We are very pleased to be working with Neurotic Media as our back-end service provider. They understood our vision from the start and have provided us with reliable, efficient service that adapts to our ever-changing operational demands. Neurotic Media is a first class digital service provider and we look forward to growing our business with them.”

About Neurotic Media:

Neurotic Media is a leading digital music private-label service provider whose platform and services offer proven ways to drive consumer behavior and increase revenue.  Neurotic Media is licensed by both major and independent record companies, and takes care of all back-office functions for client brands in a turn-key, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.  The company’s cloud-based media platform supports hosted website management, music applications, and API services for mobile carriers, online retailers, and various consumer brand marketers who seek to engage consumers with the universal power of artists and songs.  It’s new “Amplified® Unlimited” service offers mobile carriers a white-label, native-application solution with unlimited access to music downloads, sellable as either a bundled offering with data plan subscriptions, or as an add-on item.

About Qwyrk:

Qwyrk Media Inc. is the developer of Qwyrk, an iPhone app that allows users to add music, movie quotes and sound effects to email and social media messages, bringing clarity, context and fun to digital communication. Qwyrk enables users to search, edit and share up to 24 seconds of popular entertainment content. It is free to download and supported by advertising. Qwyrk is currently working with major Canadian and U.S. music labels, film studios, premium content libraries and advertisers to leverage its new platform throughout North America and soon, worldwide. For more information, please visit qwyrk.com.

 

Unlimited music download service launches with millions of songs from major and indie record companies

Infusion ad Aug 2 2013Atlanta, GA – August 22, 2013 – Neurotic Media, a leader in digital entertainment services that empower brands to influence consumer behavior and drive revenue, announced today that it is powering Inland Cellular’s new Infusion music app. Inland Cellular has launched an all-inclusive music app, Infusion, which offers unlimited music downloads from all major labels, with up to 4GB of device storage. Music downloads are available on Android devices, giving access to all music on or off network – Nationwide. Infusion also offers the unique convenience and additional security of having any monthly charges billed to an existing wireless bill. Infusion is available on all Inland Cellular Android Smartphones and Tablets.

Infusion from Inland Cellular makes it easy to discover, play and share the music you love on your Android. Download Unlimited music and create your own custom playlists. Infusion allows you to take your music collection anywhere you go and listen offline. Major Features include: Searching and downloading unlimited songs, creating custom playlists from any song, artist or album, music without ads, one touch access to purchase high resolution MP3’s by download from IC Music.

Infusion is available in all Inland Cellular markets and can be downloaded from the Google Play store or at Inlandcellular.com. More information about Infusion can be found on the Inland Cellular Facebook page, YouTube, the Spot Wireless Information lounge, or at any Inland Cellular retail location.

“IC is proud to partner with Neurotic Media and major record labels to bring a unique and convenient universal mobile service offering to a regional market” says Chip Damato, Director of Business Strategies for Inland Cellular.

“We are excited to add Infusion to our roster of customized unlimited music subscription apps” says Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO. “IC has laser-sharp focus on marketing to their unique demographics, and we expect them to drive healthy conversion numbers with Infusion. It is great to work with customers that share our passion for music and infuse that enthusiasm into their marketing strategy on a daily basis.”

 

About Inland Cellular: 

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Inland Cellular is a regionally owned and operated wireless communications company, providing nationwide voice and data services since 1990.  Inland Cellular has retail stores in Lewiston, Moscow, Orofino, Grangeville, Dayton, Walla Walla, and Moses Lake. For more information about this press release, please contact marketing director, Tony Mastroberardino of Inland Cellular.

 

About Neurotic Media:

Neurotic Media is a leading digital music private-label service provider whose platform and services offer proven ways to drive consumer behavior and increase revenue.  Neurotic Media is licensed by both major and independent record companies, and takes care of all back-office functions for client brands in a turn-key, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.  The company’s cloud-based media platform supports hosted website management, music applications, and API services for mobile carriers, online retailers, and various consumer brand marketers who seek to engage consumers with the universal power of artists and songs.  It’s new “Amplified® Unlimited” service offers mobile carriers a white-label, native-application solution with unlimited access to music downloads, sellable as either a bundled offering with data plan subscriptions, or as an add-on item.

New York and Atlanta, June 24, 2013: HFA, the nation’s rights management leader for the music industry has entered into a rights management agreement with digital entertainment services provider Neurotic Media.

HFA’s rights management service, Slingshot, will provide comprehensive licensing support to Neurotic Media’s recently launched mobile offering, Amplified Unlimited. This music service provides subscription-based access to conditional download of music catalogs from major and independent record companies that mobile carriers may pre-load on devices or offer for installation at any time. A leading digital music private-label service provider, Neurotic Media will tap into Slingshot to manage various rights-related processes including license issuance and administration, data management, royalty calculations and publisher payments. A well-established partner to the publishing community, HFA’s preeminent rights and data management platform is singularly positioned to provide a sophisticated rights solution to Neurotic Media as it expands its mobile market offerings.

“Slingshot was designed to offer a complete rights management solution to companies like Neurotic Media as they evolve and create music-based service offerings that drive consumer behavior,” commented Michael Simon, President and CEO of HFA. ”We are excited to work with Neurotic Media to enable them to grow mobile engagement, especially as music consumption via mobile platforms gains momentum.”

“Slingshot proved to be a perfect fit for us as we prepared to launch our music subscription services,” said Shachar Oren, CEO of Neurotic Media. “With our strong history as a partner to record companies and artists, we sought to ensure that we provide transparency and drive growth for publishers as we usher our subscription services to the marketplace. But in the case of publishers, there are thousands of stakeholders to serve. HFA has aggregated those relationships over the course of several decades and stood ready to help us address our reporting needs through one comprehensive service. Their Slingshot service enables us to easily streamline our publishers’ reporting and payments needs.”

About HFA:
HFA is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 46,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats. HFA also serves the D.I.Y. market with Songfile®, the company’s fast and easy online licensing tool. Slingshot, HFA’s rights management service offering, includes a suite of information management and technology solutions designed to simplify and facilitate the administration of intellectual property rights. As a technology innovator, HFA is leading the industry in establishing global data standards and is a founding member of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX). Additionally, for the past four years HFA was recognized by InformationWeek on its Top 500 Relentless Innovators list. For more information about HFA visit harryfox.com and hfaslingshot.com.

About Neurotic Media:
Neurotic Media is a leading digital music private-label service provider whose platform and services offer proven ways to drive consumer behavior and increase revenue using online, mobile and social digital distribution and promotion tools. Neurotic Media is licensed by both major and independent record companies, and takes care of all back-office functions for client brands in a turn-key, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. The company offers private-label hosted solutions, applications, and API services to mobile carriers, online retailers, and various consumer brand marketers who seek to drive consumer behavior with the universal power of artists and songs. For more information, visit us at www.neuroticmedia.com.

Contact for HFA:
Dalita Keumurian
Director of Marketing & Communications
(212) 922 3297
hfapress@harryfox.com

Contact for Neurotic Media:
Becka Hardy
404-248-0804
becka@neuroticmedia.com

Powered by Neurotic Media, VGroov bundles music with Viaero’s data plan, increasing ARPU, reducing CHURN, and growing competitive engagement

Atlanta, GA – Neurotic Media, a leader in digital entertainment services that empower brands to influence consumer behavior and drive revenue, announced today that the company’s new mobile subscription service is now available to Viaero Wireless subscribers under the “VGroov” brand name. The service provides subscription-based access to conditional music download catalogs from major and indie record companies. The offering uses a fully-native Android application that Viaero pre-loads on Android devices plus offers for installation at any time.

VgroovThe unlimited music offering is made available to all Viaero Android subscribers: Customers who use the Viaero2Go Unlimited Everywhere service can now pay $55 per month to enjoy VGroov within their monthly data plan, while Viaero’s new Simplicity plan customers may opt in for a $10 per month VGroov charge.

“What goes better with Viaero’s unlimited 4G data than unlimited music?” says Frank DiRico, President of Viaero Wireless. “We’re thrilled to offer our customers the ability to download as much of their favorite music as they want on our high-speed 4G network without having to worry about hitting data-usage caps and incurring overage charges.”

“We are excited to be working with Viaero Wireless, who represents the first deployment of our new conditional download subscription services,” commented Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO. “We believe that VGroov can help Viaero Wireless grow their subscriber base competitively, increase their average revenue per user (ARPU), and capture lost revenue by participating in the marketplace that their network is enabling. The offering represents an exciting consumer value proposition and we look forward to the feedback of VGroov’s subscribers.”

About Neurotic Media:
Neurotic Media is a leading digital music private-label service provider whose platform and services offer proven ways to drive consumer behavior and increase revenue. Neurotic Media is licensed by both major and independent record companies, and takes care of all back-office functions for client brands in a turn-key, Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. The company’s cloud-based media platform supports hosted website management, music applications, and API services for mobile carriers, online retailers, and various consumer brand marketers who seek to engage consumers with the universal power of artists and songs. It’s new “Amplified® Unlimited” service offers mobile carriers a white-label, native-application solution with unlimited access to music downloads, sellable as either a bundled offering with data plan subscriptions, or as an add-on item. For more information, visit us at www.neuroticmedia.com.

Contact: Becka Hardy, hello@neuroticmedia.com, (404) 248-0804

About Viaero Wireless:
Viaero Wireless, a wireless phone company based in Fort Morgan, Colorado with retail locations in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska, offers competitive nationwide plans for residential and business customers in four states. Viaero Wireless enables customers in its rural coverage areas to access voice, data and messaging services on its high-speed 4G network, utilizing a variety of leading technology devices, both at home and across the world. For more information, visit www.viaero.com.