Neurotic Media powers Inland Cellular music app: “Infusion”

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.

Neurotic Media Taps HFA’s Slingshot for Full Service Rights Solution

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

Viaero Wireless launches unlimited music subscription bundle “VGroov”

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.

Mobile music subscription launched by Neurotic Media

Atlanta, GA – May 6, 2013 – Neurotic Media, a leader in digital entertainment services that empower brands to influence consumer behavior and drive revenue, today announced the launch of its unlimited music access service, “Amplified Unlimited.” The service provides subscription-based access to conditional music download catalogs from major and indie record companies. The offering uses fully-native Android applications that carriers may pre-load on Android devices or offer for installation at any time. This enables mobile carriers to launch exciting music offerings as value-add services for LTE and 4G subscribers – a fast growing constituency for mobile carriers this year. Each participating carrier can custom-brand the application for its unique target audience. Carriers can each develop a unique data plan bundle for their post-paid subscribers, as well as sell the music subscription separately to their pre-paid subscribers. Neurotic Media handles all back-office clearinghouse functions, licensing and reporting, and all related technologies.

“Amplified Unlimited provides carriers with a great tool for acquisition, retention, and CHURN reduction” says Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO. “It helps mobile carriers grow their subscriber base competitively, increase their average revenue per user (ARPU), and capture lost revenue by participating in the marketplace that their networks are enabling. We look forward to announcing our initial deployments this month.”

Participating carriers’ subscribers will enjoy multiple service benefits, starting with access to millions of song downloads over WiFi and data plans, and playback on smart phones supported through the designated carrier app. The available catalog includes all major labels as well as leading independent music aggregators. The service includes preview and discovery services with recommendations integrated throughout. No credit card is needed, since the service cost is included in the subscriber’s phone bill. Since the subscription offers access to downloadable files, the music is accessible on each device anytime, anywhere, with no buffering issues – even when subscribers go on a long vacation. The service is also a great way for parents to budget and ration music consumption for their children.

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.

Neurotic Media Expands Open API Services

Atlanta, GA – January 19, 2012 – Neurotic Media, the market leader in driving consumer behavior using popular artists and songs, today announced the launch of Neurolinq™ PLUS, a new suite of open Application Protocol Interface (API) services that complements its existing API solutions with enhanced services. Neurolinq™ PLUS API enables developers to source Neurotic Media’s licensed music catalogs, which include millions of MP3s and their metadata – together with e-commerce services and reward points services. In addition, Neurolinq™ PLUS API enhances the metadata by providing Wikipedia artist bios, artist Twitter feeds, artist social media and website URLs, and artist and product recommendations driven by consumer behavior and buying pattern. Neurolinq™ PLUS API also allows developers to use Neurotic Media’s Content Management System (CMS) to merchandise their creation, may that be a website, or a mobile app. The result is a robust end-to-end service that can be used in whole or in parts to achieve one’s business and marketing strategy with an economy of scale.

“Neurotic Media was the first service to launch an open API developer lab as a resource for music site developers with www.neurolinq.com – and we armed hundreds of coders with the ability to create services that access a robust music catalog” say Shachar Oren, Neurotic Media’s CEO. “With the addition of Neurolinq™ PLUS API, we make it even easier to code rich apps and widgets.”

“Neurolinq™ PLUS’s elegancy is in aggregating multiple rich media sources into one simple method,” adds Tim Kohler, Neurotic Media’s VP of Technology. “Instead of having to integrate multiple feeds from multiple sources, developers can simply integrate Neurolinq™ PLUS as one robust solution that powers their service’s back end, while focusing their efforts on their core business and user experience. Neurolinq™ PLUS offers both RESTful and SOAP calls for added flexibility. You can see an example of this in our own mobile showcase at http://m.amplified.com (which in itself is a “client” of Neurolinq™ PLUS) and in our online showcase at http://www.amplified.com.”

About Neurotic Media:

Neurotic Media, the leading provider of technology-enabled marketing and distribution services for digital media, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. Neurotic Media’s services afford companies total control over how they commercialize online and mobile downloads of music, ringtones, and other licensed and aggregated digital media through private-labeled stores, promotional sites, and open API services. The company’s solutions protect a brand’s interests and consumer data while providing measurable results. Clients include online retailers, record companies, consumer brands, and mobile carriers.