ATLANTA, GA – December 18, 2008 – Neurotic Media, the leading provider of online and mobile entertainment download solutions, today announced that it is powering the mobile sales at the Sacred Tones store launched at www.sacredtones.net. The Sacred Tones ringtones store features pre- licensed ringtones from major and indie labels that can be purchased via text-to-shortcode from mobile phones using premium SMS services, with a significant portion of revenues donated by Sacred Tones to charity.
Sacred Tones was founded by Emmy-nominated writer/producer and former H.B.O. exec, Judith Feldman. Judith’s vision for Sacred Tones is simple: “We are all citizens of the world, and Sacred Tones brings the music of our “one world” to the consumer.” And I strongly believe in the power of sound. And picture. It’s what I know from my years in the film business.”
Set against magnificent visuals, the site is meant to be an exciting audio/visual experience on every level. Launched in time to spread holiday cheer, the Sacred Tones site is selling ringtones that capture the spirit of the season. In an effort to share that spirit, Sacred Tones is donating twenty-five percent of its gross revenue from the sale of the holiday ringtones to Feeding America and its global counterpart, the Global Foodbanking Network (found at http://feedingamerica.org and http://www.foodbanking.org). This and other charitable organizations will continue to be supported after the Holiday season, when the store will re-launch on January 1, 2009 with an expanded, global ringtones offering – featuring Gregorian chants, Native American music, East meets West, and music from Africa and the Orient.
Neurotic Media’s short code services enable Sacred Tones to control and customize the site’s creative user interface while providing the consumer with customized Sacred Tones Novelty ID for the truetones, which the consumer then uses to order the truetones via text-to-shortcode. The entire transaction occurs from a consumer’s hand-held device. Neurotic Media handles the back-end support for carrier and device recognition and delivery optimization to the handset, as well as billing and reporting, working as a seamless back-end service to ensure Sacred Tones’ time and efforts can remain focused on the unique front-end experience they provide for their consumers.
Judith Feldman from Sacred Tones says, “It’s one thing to have a concept and another to honor it in the execution, always aiming for the highest. But all of this would be wasted were it not for my fortuitous alliance with the pros of Neurotic Media. I’m going for the best, and from my experience, I’m partnered with the best. They know what I’m after and together we are making that happen.”
Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO says, “We are proud to have been chosen to support Sacred Tones as they launch their unique brand to the marketplace. Since ringtones are viewed as personality statements by consumers, we believe that the diverse and different offering Sacred Tones launched will appeal immensely to a growing mobile market into 2009.”
About Neurotic Media:
Neurotic Media (www.neuroticmedia.com) is the market leader in online and mobile entertainment download solutions and is the digital platform-of-choice in the entertainment download marketplace, used in-house by major and independent record companies, brands and marketing agencies to empower private-label download distribution services. Neurotic Media’s Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) platform automates secure digital delivery (Web, Phone, etc.) of top-tier pre-licensed catalogs using turnkey private-labeled websites with integrated consumer data-mining services. Features include do-it-yourself content management services, store building and management tools (both Web and WAP), micro-payment e-commerce and premium SMS sales, unique code redemption services (for gift-with-purchase incentives and loyalty programs), and both online and mobile delivery options for a plethora of digital products and formats.
About Sacred Tones:
The mission of Sacred Tones (www.sacredtones.net) is to deliver magnificent sounds from around the world, chosen to add something of beauty to the sounds and the discourse of our everyday lives through the technology of the cell phone, while supporting the great works being done by various non-profit organizations. We believe Sacred Tones through product and presentation, and its support of these valuable organizations, can expand the existing Ring Tone market by tapping into a consumer largely ignored until now. And in turn, it is our goal to feed these organizations on an ever increasing scale.