WaTunes Joins Jango to Offer Airplay to Indie Artists

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WaTunes Joins Jango to Offer Airplay for Indie Artists

NEW YORK – WaTunes.com, the revolutionary social media service that enables independent artists to sell their music on iTunes and Amazon free of charge has announced a new partnership with Jango, a leading social music service that lets users create and share custom radio stations. Through a strategic partnership with Jango, WaTunes will be able to introduce Jango Airplay to its users which will guarantee over 1,000 plays of their music. Typically, each 1,000 plays give an artist 50-100 new fans that they can communicate directly.

“When we launched our free digital distribution service, we knew we would be able to provide our users with new possibilities to help them expand their own marketing. With Jango Airplay, our users can freely invest into getting radio promotions and establish unique social interactions with new fans to help drive music sales. We are very excited to be working with Jango to provide an effective marketing avenue to our users.” said Kevin Rivers, Founder and CEO of WaTunes.

“We designed Jango Airplay to give emerging artists an affordable and effective way to get their music proactively played to real listeners who like similar music. Thanks to WaTunes and affordable technology it is cheaper than ever to produce and sell music – but getting your music heard is the first step. We are very excited to bring WaTunes users in front of our 6 Million listeners. ” said Mattias Stanghed, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Jango.

About WaTunes
WaTunes is a social media service that enables music artists and record labels to sell their music to leading music store services including iTunes, Napster, and eMusic. Artist and labels can sell unlimited music and earn 100% of their royalties for free!
WaTunes also provides a whole new social music experience that enables the fans to connect and stream unlimited music freely, rate/comment their favorite albums, meet new friends, and buy music from the WaTunes Marketplace.

About Jango
Launched in November 2007 and based in New York City, Jango is a social music service that lets you create and share custom radio stations. It’s the easy way to play the music you want online, legally and free.
With over six million US unique visitors a month, Jango has grown fast to become the #8 largest music site in the US (ComScore, pageviews, Dec 08).

Jango Airplay
“Jango Airplay” is a unique music promotion service that gives emerging artists guaranteed airplay on Jango’s stations, as “similar artists” alongside the popular artists of their choice. Packages start at as little as $30 for 1,000 plays and gives emerging artist an unprecedented opportunity to be proactively exposed to millions of people who like their kind of music.

Jango Music Network
The Jango Music Network (JMN) is the world’s largest ad network for the music vertical, reaching over 30 million monthly unique monthly visitors in the US alone – a reach beyond that of MySpace Music, Yahoo! Music and AOL Music. The Jango Music Network uses a unique methodology that maps brand preference to musical taste – and uses it to help advertisers target audiences that will be particularly receptive to their brand.

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