SOURCE: MELODIS Corporation

July 10, 2008 15:11 ET

MELODIS Corporation Introduces midomi mobile, the Ultimate Music Search and Discovery Application for Apple iPhone

Breakthrough Technology Enables Users to Find Songs and Artists by Singing, Humming, Speaking, Typing or Playing Original Music Sources Into Their iPhones

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Pioneering search and sound recognition company MELODIS Corporation today introduced the ultimate music search and discovery application for the Apple® iPhone™, midomi™ mobile. One of the company's breakthrough technologies, midomi mobile supports multiple search formats and unique search capabilities that allow users to quickly find their favorite songs and artists by singing, humming, speaking, typing or playing original music sources into their iPhones.

"No other music search application available today comes close to providing the level of functionality that midomi mobile can," said Keyvan Mohajer, president and chief executive officer of MELODIS Corporation. "midomi mobile is the only music search application that supports more than two search formats, and the only one that allows users to search for music by singing or humming. Our music search technology is breaking entirely new ground for iPhone users, and it has no competition yet in sight."

User-Friendly Searches with Highly Accurate Results

midomi mobile is powered by the MELODIS proprietary multimodal adaptive recognition system (MARS), which allows users to search and discover millions of songs in the company's music database easily and intuitively. Designed to be exceptionally user-friendly, midomi mobile returns highly accurate search results even if the user sings off key, mispronounces the lyrics or types the words to a song incorrectly.

midomi mobile also gives users the ability to search for songs by holding their iPhones in front of a speaker playing recorded music, such as a radio. This innovative search format returns accurate results based on music samples even if they are less than 10 seconds long.

One-Click, One-Stop Access to Additional Music Content

Once a user discovers a piece of music, midomi mobile leverages the iPhone's intuitive interface and relatively large screen size to provide one-click access to iTunes and YouTube, where the user can purchase the music they have found or watch related videos. In addition, midomi mobile gives users one-stop access to a wide range of music-related content, including photographs, biographies and complete discographies of their favorite artists or bands.

Music Sharing and Social Networking Capabilities

midomi mobile enables users to share music information they have discovered by sending personalized messages with links to song and artist pages that allow recipients to hear 30-second samples. Users can also leverage the social networking features of midomi.com, which allow them to hear and rate other users' contributions to the midomi music database, as well as browse their profiles, photographs, biographies, preferences and playlists. These features make it easy for users with similar musical likes to connect with each other -- and also help users discover new music by exploring each other's preferences.

"The Apple iPhone is one of the only mobile phones that people regularly use as a music player because it shares a technology heritage with the iPod," noted Mohajer. "That makes it unique in the industry and ideal for midomi mobile. We are very pleased to be pioneering our ultimate music search application on Apple's leading-edge technology."

Availability

midomi mobile is free and available now for all Apple iPhone users. With new songs in 33 languages added to it each day by members all over the world, midomi is the largest online music repository of its kind. Simply go to the APP STORE to download the application. For a video demo check out: www.midomi.com/midomi_iphone/

About MELODIS Corporation

MELODIS Corporation is building the next generation of search and sound recognition technologies for the Internet, mobility, robotics, security, home entertainment, automobiles and more. With the launch of midomi mobile and www.midomi.com, MELODIS has combined the world's most powerful music search technologies with social networking, user-generated content and digital content distribution, and has developed the world's most comprehensive database of searchable music.

Incorporated in September 2005 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, MELODIS is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors. For more information, visit www.melodis.com.

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