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Synchronoss and Napster Partner to Create Cloud-based Music Sharing Through Synchronoss’ New Solution – The Social Music Platform™
|By Business Wire
|February 19, 2014 09:34 AM EST
Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR), the mobile innovation leader that
provides cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected
devices across the globe, and Napster, the world's original social music
network, today announced The Social Music Platform,™ a music solution
that enables communication service providers to offer a mobile-first,
real-time, global music sharing platform through the cloud.
Synchronoss has revolutionized the Synchronoss Personal Cloud™ music
engine by integrating Napster’s streaming music services. This
partnership enables users to discover, explore, share and stream music
with millions of contacts using the Synchronoss Personal Cloud through
With Napster’s app built directly into the Synchronoss Personal Cloud,
Discover and share music through social connections via the millions
of users of the Synchronoss Personal Cloud
Build a complete library of their favorite music, playlists and
artists from more than 25 million tracks
Discover and find other users with similar music tastes
Access their music and playlists from the cloud on connected devices
including iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry, PC or Mac
Identify, capture and save music with Napster TrackMatch™
Gain exclusive access to content broadcasts including Live concerts
Service providers strive to find new ways to retain and grow
subscribers, monetize value added services and drive bottom line growth.
Supporting collaboration activities and sharing of multimedia music
heightens social awareness, facilitates communication, and increases the
overall value proposition of carrier services.
The Social Music Platform enables service providers to:
Increase engagement and provide a utility application that drives
Improve customer experience and increase retention
Reduce bandwidth - 70% of Napster subscribers listen to music through
offline playback, reducing network traffic consumption for mobile
Monetize value added service to cloud subscribers
Leverage strong third party brand equity to drive adoption
Integrate with Synchronoss’ Personal Cloud to promote content sharing
Leverage investments in LTE Broadcast via network optimization
Leverage investments in cloud storage
“Today’s announcement with Napster is a perfect example of how
Synchronoss is changing the way consumers access and share music through
the cloud,” said Chris Putnam, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business
Development, Synchronoss. “Music especially offers communications
carriers with a tremendous opportunity to attract and retain customers,
while growing revenue through their cloud offerings.”
This next generation mobile music streaming service will allow
subscribers to share and stream music with millions of contacts. Through
cloud-based music Apps and integration with the Synchronoss Personal
Cloud, Napster is creating a new mobile social network for music.
“For too long, communal discovery and shared listening on mobile devices
has been too complicated,” said Paul Springer, Rhapsody International’s
Senior Vice President of the Americas and Chief Product Officer. “Our
music platform enables listeners to discover, stream, save and share
music with an unlimited number of friends, family members and contacts
directly from their mobile phone.”
Music streaming in the United States increased by 32 percent in 2013 to
118 billion streams, according to Nielsen Entertainment with similar
growth also occurring globally across Europe and Latin America.
About Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) is the mobile innovation leader
that provides personal cloud solutions and software-based activation for
connected devices across the globe. The company’s proven and scalable
technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and
activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and
consumers to live in a connected world. For more information visit us
About Rhapsody International
Rhapsody International is parent company of leading streaming music
services, Rhapsody and Napster. Initially launched in December 2001,
these services give members unlimited on-demand access to a global
catalog in excess of 25 million songs across 25 countries throughout
North America, Europe and Latin America. Rhapsody, Napster and their
respective logos are registered trademarks of Rhapsody International
Inc. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
The Synchronoss logo and Synchronoss are trademarks of Synchronoss
Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective
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