SOURCE: Groove Mobile

January 04, 2007 09:15 ET

Groove Mobile Moves 7.5 Million Tracks in Q4 2006

Strong Global Handset Sales Accelerate Mobile Music Growth

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 4, 2007 -- Groove Mobile, the world's leading mobile music commerce platform, announced today that mobile music downloads on its network of carriers in North America, the UK, Europe and Australasia topped 7.5 million tracks in the Fourth Quarter of 2006. The award-winning Groove Mobile platform powers the world's largest deployment of mobile music devices on handsets manufactured by Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and LG among others.

"Robust sales of music enabled handsets are helping to drive increased mobile music downloading," stated Adam Sexton, Chief Marketing Officer of Groove Mobile. "Around the world, consumers are embracing the music phone as their preferred player, and using it to download songs directly."

Global sales of mobile handsets are forecast at just under one billion units for 2006. Groove Mobile powers music on 8 of the world's top 10 selling mobile phones during the month of October. Figures for October, the latest available, reflect sales on six continents and over 50 countries according to a survey for Krusell, a Swedish manufacturer of mobile device cases exported around the world. A complete list of mobile music devices that run the Groove Mobile player is available at www.groovemobile.com.

Groove Mobile's global reach is enhanced by its service to over a dozen wireless carriers with access to over 85 million subscribers in the United States, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and throughout Europe.

ABOUT GROOVE MOBILE

Groove Mobile is the world's leading mobile music service. Groove Mobile's Complete Music Gateway includes Full Track Mobile Downloads, Peer-to-Peer Sharing and Personalized Music Recommendations, in addition to providing Personalized and Programmed Streaming Radio, Music Subscriptions, and more. Groove Mobile powers the UK's top rated mobile music service and the first mobile music service in the US. Groove Mobile launched the world's first secure peer-to-peer distribution in the mobile space, with its pioneering Tell-a-Friend feature. Groove Mobile's direct download service is available in the US, Canada, the UK, Europe, and Australasia and provides access to music from all the major labels and the top independent labels and distributors. www.groovemobile.com.

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