DWANGO WIRELESS AND INGROOVES TO PROVIDE MOBY FANS WITH NEW, EXCLUSIVE RINGTONES, IMAGES
November 15, 2005
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New Moby Ringtones, Art Originals and Album Cover Graphics Are Immediately Available Through Napster Ringtones
SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 1, 2005 – Dwango® Wireless (OTCBB:DWGN), a leading developer and publisher of mobile entertainment content for top lifestyle brands, and eLabel INgrooves announced today the release of new, exclusive ringtones, audiotones, unique art originals and album cover graphics from the multi-platinum recording artist Moby of V2 Records.
The ringtones will feature 30 hits from Moby’s three most recent albums: “Hotel,” “18,” and “Play,” and will be released exclusively in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />United States and Canada through Napster Ringtones, a service of Dwango Wireless. The mobile content is priced between $1.99 to $2.99 and is compatible with a wide variety of handsets and wireless carriers. The exclusive period for the Moby mobile content in the US and Canada runs from Nov. 1, 2005 through Jan. 31, 2006.
Subscribers of participating wireless carriers will be able to access the Moby content via the Napster Ringtones service directly from their Web-enabled mobile phone. Alternatively, consumers can purchase the content online directly from Napster Ringtones at www.napstertones.com, www.napster.com or within Napster’s award-winning digital music service.
“Music fans are increasingly eager to gain access to their favorite music and carry it with them on their mobile phones,” commented Moby. “It’s great to work with companies like INgrooves and Dwango Wireless that make it easier for everyone to purchase music in whatever format they desire.”
“Working closely with V2 Records and Dwango Wireless, we have put together a top- notch mobile program that maximizes the promotion and broad availability of Moby’s greatest hits,” said Robb McDaniels, CEO of INgrooves. “Our goal is to allow fans to interact with their favorite music and artists in a more intimate and customized manner.”
“Moby fans will be thrilled to be able to personalize their mobile devices with Moby’s electro-pop recordings and images,” said Alexander U. Conrad, president, COO and interim CEO, Dwango Wireless. “Dwango is pleased to build upon an already outstanding library of highly sought-after ringtones, images and graphics that consumers can purchase through Napster Ringtones. The availability of mobile content from an artist such as Moby furthers this compelling and unique offering that only Napster Ringtones can provide.”
Over 12 million copies of Moby’s multi-platinum album “Play” have been sold worldwide and includes hits such as “South Side,” “Porcelain,” and “Bodyrock.”
INgrooves is a digital record label and technology company that provides distribution, marketing, and licensing services through its INgrooves™, INgrooves Mobile Music™, and Digital Music Access™ brands. As the digital representative for frontline releases from artists and labels like Nappy Roots, Thievery Corporation and Chocolate Industries, INgrooves increases the exposure and earnings potential of its artists and label partners. INgrooves distributes to over 100 internet and 75 mobile stores worldwide using its patent-pending technology platform. Artists and independent labels seeking worldwide marketing and licensing services rely on INgrooves to get their music into TV, films, video games and other branding programs. For more information, check out www.ingrooves.com
About Dwango Wireless
Dwango® Wireless (OTCBB:DWGN) offers a comprehensive approach for bringing lifestyle and affiliate brands to the wireless arena through customized entertainment content, ringtones, games and applications for mobile phones. A key player in the wireless industry, Dwango Wireless provides unique content for some of today's hottest lifestyle brands, including Napster, USA TODAY, Playboy and Rolling Stone. Dwango North America corporate information can be found at www.dwango.com. Dwango® is a trademark of Dwango Co. Ltd., and used by Dwango Wireless pursuant to an exclusive license.