FUNMAIL INC. AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC MOBILE ANNOUNCE MOBILE CONTENT LICENSING AGREEMENT
Mobile Users May Now Customize Ringers and Tones with Music From Top UMG Artists Such As Kanye West, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Nelly And More
Pleasanton, CA – January 24, 2006 – FunMail, Inc. a leading provider of premium wireless entertainment, today announced a mobile content licensing agreement with Universal Music Mobile-US (UMM-US), a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company.
FunMail will offer UMG content to mobile phone users through FunMail’s popular TrueTones Universe™ application, enabling them to customize their phone’s ringers and tones with music from their favorite UMG artists, including Kanye West, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Weezer, Nelly, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas. UMG’s extensive catalog includes many of music’s most popular artists such as Eminem, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Shania Twain to name just a few.
True Tones Universe™ offers an extensive catalog of high-quality, digital music clips taken directly from the original master recordings. The unique catalog format of TrueTones Universe™ enables mobile users to browse for their favorite songs by era as well as genre, so users can select their favorite rock, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, or classic tunes from the 60’s 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and more.
“We are very pleased to offer UMG’s extensive music catalog through our TrueTones Universe™ application,” said Adam Lavine, Chief Executive Officer of FunMail, Inc. “Mobile users will truly enjoy the freedom of customizing their phones using their favorite UMG artist’s songs with the optimal sound quality that is offered by TrueTones Universe.
“Universal is dedicated to offering music fans the very best in phone personalization and our new partnership with FunMail is a perfect way to start the new year.” said Rio Caraeff, General Manager, UMM-US. “FunMail’s TrueTones Universe™ application is an elegant and excellent platform to showcase the high quality and depth of UMG’s extensive catalog.”
FunMail delivers a unique mobile entertainment experience by providing applications and services that enable creativity, personalization, and community-building. FunMail’s FLEX Mobile Application Platform™ enables custom applications that work within a carrier’s existing mobile services offering, providing carriers with unparalleled flexibility, greater reliability, and faster time-to-market. FunMail provides carriers with some of the industries most popular and successful mobile applications, including Wallpaper Universe™, America’s Best Mobile Pix™, Ringtones Universe™, TrueTones Universe™, Mobile Comics Network™, Personalized Wallpaper™, and FunMail Animated Greetings™. FunMail’s mobile applications and services are distributed through major carriers across the globe. FunMail has achieved an industry reputation for innovation and reliability, and is considered one of the industry’s most creative wireless entertainment companies. For more information, please visit www.funmail.com.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the world’s largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations.
Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Universal Music Mobile.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company