SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), an emerging growth technology company specializing in state-of-the-art interactive music products, and D3M Licensing Group, the global licensing agent for Flo Rida, today announced that they have signed a milestone endorsement and licensing deal with international multi-platinum artist and producer Flo Rida.
Under the agreement, Beamz will work closely with the artist to develop a new "Beamz by Flo Rida" product line featuring Flo Rida's chart-topping hits. In addition, Flo Rida will film a commercial and series of videos to promote and market the company's new Beamz consumer product line. Flo Rida was recently named a Billboard Top 100 Artist for 2012 and is the best-selling digital hip-hop artist in the world, with more than 75 million combined singles sold worldwide.
"We are incredibly excited to launch our new product line with Flo Rida," said Charlie Mollo, President and CEO of Beamz Interactive. "This milestone partnership with one of the world's most popular artists will encourage a new generation of music enthusiasts and Flo Rida fans to have fun with our game changing interactive music products. We believe this will be a pivotal year for Beamz as we take our company to the next level and leverage our new product line-up and strategic growth initiatives."
Through its partnership with Flo Rida, the Beamz new product line is set to include a family of "Beamz by Flo Rida" products with exciting new features and customizations, including:
- Flo Rida version of the Beamz interactive music player, including Flo Rida's logo and music
- Flo Rida software application available for iPhone, iPad and Windows 8, featuring a range of Flo Rida's music in Beamz interactive format
- Special limited edition Flo Rida signature Chrome version of the Beamz
More details regarding these specific "Beamz by Flo Rida" products will be announced in the second half of 2013 as they become available.
"With Beamz, everyone will be able to create and play music, not just listen to it," said Flo Rida. "It's hard to describe the feeling of making music on-the-fly with Beamz for the first time. It's easy enough for anyone to play within minutes, yet sophisticated enough for artists and DJs to use on stage. I've been a follower of the Beamz product ever since I first got my hands on it, and I'm looking forward to working with Beamz to develop the 'Beamz by Flo Rida' product line."
To launch the "Beamz by Flo Rida" line, Beamz Interactive and Flo Rida have begun filming a variety of commercials and videos featuring Flo Rida with the Beamz. These videos and commercials will begin airing selectively on TV and the internet in the third quarter, followed by a full rollout in the fall of 2013.
Interested parties may learn more about Beamz by visiting: www.thebeamz.com.
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.
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About Flo Rida
IMG/Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida is without question one of today's most vibrant and recognizable superstars, a true international icon and history-making hip-hop hero. The Miami-based rapper burst onto the scene in 2007 with his record-breaking #1 hit, "Low (Feat. T-Pain)," which spent 10 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard "Hot 100." With worldwide sales exceeding 12 million, "Low" -- found on Flo Rida's acclaimed 2008 debut album, "MAIL ON SUNDAY" -- is one of the most successful digital singles of the past decade, making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records as 2008's best-selling download in the United States.
In 2009, Flo Rida broke his own record when "Right Round" made history with more than 636,000 digital sales in its first week of release -- still the biggest debut digital sales week for any single ever. The single proved equally successful around the globe, reaching #1 in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In addition to guest appearances on such tracks as David Guetta's "Where Them Girls At (Feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj)," the iconic rapper has made non-stop worldwide noise with an array of his own international party anthems, including "In The Ayer (Feat. will.i.am)," "Club Can't Handle Me (Feat. David Guetta)," and "Sugar (Feat. Wynter Gordon)."
In 2012, Flo Rida once again dominated Billboard's "Hot 100" chart. With nearly 4 million digital singles sold worldwide, the sultry smash "Whistle" became Flo Rida's third #1 hit on the "Hot 100". All told, Flo Rida has sold over 75 million singles worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.officialflo.com
About D3M Licensing Group
D3M Licensing Group (D3M) provides end to end solutions for brands and talent looking to break through the clutter and successfully grow their business. The company's unique 360-degree approach to licensing and endorsements offers clients support through every stage of brand extension, from product development and manufacturing, to marketing and brand building, to securing distribution and facilitating sell-through.
D3M believes the most successful brand and talent relationships are true partnerships that extend beyond royalties. The company works closely with clients to develop their business strategy, build strategic partnerships, secure promotional tie-ins, and take their properties worldwide. D3M leverages its powerful network to connect clients with key decision-making manufacturers, retailers, marketing and advertising professionals across all consumer product categories. The company also engages consumers through innovative marketing, social media and emerging technologies, unique brand experiences and celebrity interaction.
D3M is managed by an entrepreneurial executive team that brings 20 plus years of experience in all aspects of licensing, from both sides of the aisle. Their expertise covers wholesaling and manufacturing across toys and video games, apparel and accessories, software and hardware development, and TV production. D3M principals have successfully developed products and brands for companies such as Hasbro, Mattel, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Disney, Marvel Entertainment, Nickelodeon, HSN, QVC and the NFL.
For more information, please visit www.D3MGroup.com
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