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Kevin here. Only 14 days…Wait…13 days until the pre-launch of WaTunes New Experience coming September 28th, 2009. As you guys know, for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been dishing out weekly teasers of what is coming with WaTunes New Experience. So far you guys have seen the public profile pages and the killer new video service WaTV. This week, I will introduce to you guys the new WaTunes Mobile Store, a new development in partnership with Thumbplay, a leading digital mobile music service provider. With the WaTunes Mobile Store, you’ll be able to search, listen, and download your favorite ringtones, graphics, wallpaper, and games right into your phone. Working with carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Celluarsouth, now you can share music on a whole new playing field. Check out the latest ‘Blueprint 3’ by Jay-Z now being available as a downloadable ringtone on WaTunes.
Jay-Z – Blueprint 3 – On to the Next One:
So what does this have to do with the indie artists that uses WaTunes for digital distribution?
A lot. Through Thumbplay’s OPEN Platform, we’ve enabled you to directly deal with Thumbplay to easily convert your songs into ringtones and making them instantly available on Thumbplay and the WaTunes Mobile Store. WaTunes Artist Kandystand quickly took advantage of Thumbplay and has their latest release “Everybody” now available as a ringtone on the WaTunes Mobile Store.
Kandystand – Everybody (The Electro Remixes):
These are several great opportunities that we will be providing with New Experience. On a separate note, this Tuesday, the WaTunes current site will be fully shutdown until September 28th to begin our transition into WaTunes New Experience. I will have a basic simple placeholder in place for the site updates for contacts, blogs, etc. Please know that everything will be fully updated once we launch WaTunes New Experience. If you have any questions regarding the new changes, please contact us.
As you know, VIP customers will be given the ability to deliver their music into loads of mobile stores including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. But, wouldn’t it be great if you as a free user can also transform your music into ringtones?
That’s where Thumbplay comes into play effectively! WaTunes has inked a complete 180 deal with Thumbplay to help you sell your music as ringtones not just at Thumbplay, but also to over 500 sites that is powered by Thumbplay’s catalog (including Airplay Direct and AOL Mobile). Thumbplay has also joined with WaTunes to launch the upcoming WaTunes Mobile Store (which will be completed integrated with WaTunes New Experience) enabling you to purchase over 600,000 ringtone downloads from both majors and independent artists.
Now how in the world do you jump into something like this? Simple!
Join Thumbplay’s OPEN Platform. Simply sign up as an artist, convert your tunes into ringtones and instantly gets published into Thumbplay. No waiting 4-6 weeks, nada. You can start transforming your music into quality ringtones for your fans to snag-n-grab, and because you have a direct deal with Thumbplay, you keep 100% of your royalties! Who would of thought?! I will add this link into your Dashboard by Tuesday to enable you to create your account and start selling ringtones. The best part, is that it will automatically become part of the WaTunes Mobile Store, so when we launch WaTunes New Experience in the Fall, your fans will be able to directly purchase ringtones from WaTunes without leaving your page! Can someone say “Easy does it”?