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SoundHound Introduces New In-App Music Consumption Option in Japan, Integrating Local Music Provider RecoChoku

SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound search company, and RecoChoku, the largest provider of digital music in Japan, today announced that the two companies have entered into a partnership that will allow SoundHound users on Android devices in Japan to purchase discovered music directly from the RecoChoku store.

“SoundHound’s popularity and growth continues on a worldwide scale and we embrace the opportunity to partner with local music providers,” said Kamyar Mohajer, Vice President of Strategy and Planning at SoundHound Inc. “RecoChoku has become one of the premier sources of music in the Japanese market and we are pleased to offer to local SoundHounders yet another option to take their music discoveries forward.”

RecoChoku is the largest provider of downloaded music in Japan, the world’s second largest music market, and is backed by all the major music labels. As a result of this partnership, Android users in Japan that discover a song and arrive at the Results page will now see the option to purchase the track from the RecoChoku store.

“SoundHound is established as a significant global brand for mobile music and we are pleased to have entered into this partnership,” said Yuichi Kato, President of RecoChoku. “Together, SoundHound and RecoChoku will further enhance music discovery opportunities for music lovers in Japan.”

The SoundHound app is available for free on Android devices at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundPlayStore. SoundHound is also available from the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundiTunes. Windows Phone users can download SoundHound at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundWindowsPhone. On BlackBerry 10 devices, SoundHound can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundBlackBerry.

About SoundHound Inc.

SoundHound Inc. is the leading innovator in Sound Recognition and Search technologies. Its unmatched portfolio of technologies includes the world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. The SoundHound mobile application is the only App in the world that enables two distinct sound inputs to be recognized through a single search button. Both recorded music and a hummed query can be identified, delighting users and friends with the magic of capturing a song or finding a song through singing it. SoundHound technologies are deployed globally through carrier, device manufacturer, and automotive partnerships. SoundHound's applications, available on all major platforms, have been downloaded by more than 185 million users.

About RecoChoku Co.,Ltd.

RecoChoku is the number one music distributor for mobile phones in Japan, offering advanced and value-added services. RecoChoku started "Chaku-uta(R),” the world's first master ringer tone service in 2002 and launched "Chaku-uta full(R)" (full-length master ringer tone) in 2004. RecoChoku’s music download service can be used in smartphones, Personal Computers, Nintendo 3DS™ in addition to traditional phones. RecoChoku also offers paid-subscription streaming service. In January 2014, the new CI (Corporate Identity) of "design new relationship of people and music" was established.

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