SOURCE: 9 Squared, Inc.

October 23, 2007 12:21 ET

9 Squared and Sony BMG Join Forces for a Special Event at CTIA

Live Performances by Hip Hop Artists, Cassidy and Yung Berg

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - 9 Squared, a Zed Group Company, and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT are excited to be jointly celebrating a great year in mobile entertainment by hosting a party tonight during the CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment 2007 conference. 9 Squared, Zed, and Sony BMG customers and partners will be in attendance for the exclusive party which will feature performances by Sony BMG artists, Cassidy and Yung Berg.

Sony BMG and 9 Squared have been partners since 2004 and have distributed over 5 Million real music ringtones in the United States year-to-date (2007) through 9 Squared BREW applications, on-deck WAP storefronts, and off-portal direct-to-consumer services. Sony BMG artists have led mobile ringtone and wallpaper downloads for the popular 9 Squared products and services.

"The CTIA Wireless IT and Entertainment conference is the perfect venue to gather our wireless carrier and label partners to thank them for a great year," says Ted Suh, Chief Marketing Officer at 9 Squared. "Sony BMG has been an amazing partner all year so it is fitting that they provide two fantastic artists to perform and help us celebrate the accomplishments of 2007."

With Cassidy's new album, "B.A.R.S.," streeting on November 6th, and Yung Berg's debut album streeting in early 2008, the artists have made CTIA an essential stop to connect with top mobile executives.


SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

About 9 Squared, Inc.

9 Squared, a Zed Group Company, is the #1 independent distributor of mobile content in the United States. Equipped with an industry-leading catalog of premium mobile content and extensive wireless distribution partnerships, 9 Squared's competencies expand the entire value chain of mobile media solutions including best-in-breed mobile distribution technology, direct-response marketing, content programming and merchandizing expertise. 9 Squared is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. To learn more visit

About Zed

Zed develops and markets mobile and online entertainment and community products and services. The company is the leading mobile value-added services (MVAS) player in the world in terms of revenue and geographical footprint. After the acquisition of Monstermob, currently a subsidiary of Zed, the company is present in 37 countries, including Europe's largest markets, USA and China. Zed holds agreements with more than 100 mobile network operators and employs 1,400 staff.

Founded in 1996 in Spain, the company's history is characterised by the ongoing development of innovative services in the entertainment and leisure arena for mobile and Internet, and it remains at the forefront of the industry.