Urban Kings Music Group recently inked new deals with UK based Shazam, which is the company that has been the market leading mobile phone identification service. Shazam allows users to use thier devices to tag and identify songs they hear anywhere (including on radio, on television and in retail stores), and includes buy links in order to purchase the music. In the middle of 2011, Shazam had over 150 Million users and was live in over 200 countries.
Based in Taiwan, KK Box is the market dominant on demand music subscription service provider in both Taiwan and Hong Kong. KK Box hosts the largest Chinese music library in the world with over 2 Million from over 500 local and international record labels. With over 8 Million users and over 400,000 premium service subscribers, KK Box is used by 30% of the internet users in Taiwan. In 2011, KK Box accepted investment by HTC, the global leader in smartphone innovation and design. With advance product technology and strategic equity partnerships, KKBOX is aggressively expanding to Japan and other Asian markets.
iTunes has recently expanded its iTunes iCloud service to Australia, New Zealand and the European territories listed below. iTunes iCloud European Territories include: the European Economic Area (fifteen old and ten new member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom; and three of the four states of the European Free Trade Association: Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein), and Switzerland.
We have completed new deals with French based subscription streaming service Deezer. First we have agreed to a global distribution deal that will see Deezer launch their subscription service (without the freemium element) beyond France and the UK and into a further 17 territories (not including the US), which represents a big push to scale. In addition we’ve also completed deals that sees Deezer partner with leading Belgian ISP Belgacom & authorizing the partner to resell the Deezer service on a standalone basis or bundled with Belgacom products and services. Deezer will also take their partnership with Orange into Africa, which will authorize Orange to resell the service on a standalone or bundled basis. Both deals represent an opportunity to replicate the success that Deezer has generated with its partnership with Orange in France where the resulting subscriber count is now over 1 million.
Rdio recently expanded into Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
Microsoft expanded the territory of the Zune agreement to include the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Australia. The Zune a la carte download store is available in all new territories, and the Zune Music Pass, which allows unlimited music and music videos streaming to PCs, Windows phones and the Xbox 360, is available in all new territories except for Germany.
Urban Kings Music Group would like to announce we have announced 6 new deals with 6 different companies nationwide that will bring Urban Kings Music to various countries worldwide. Here are the companies we are now working with and some information about them.