SOUNDHOUND SOLIDIFIES ITS STATUS AS TRAILBLAZER ON MOBILE; PREMIERES NEW SINGLE BY PITBULL FROM HIS NEW ALBUM, "PLANET PIT"
New Single "Rain Over Me" Featuring Marc Anthony Will Be Available Exclusively on SoundHound for Two Days Starting June 13
SAN JOSE, California – June 13, 2011 – Revisiting the groundbreaking music distribution model it pioneered last winter, SoundHound, the revolutionary sound recognition company, today announced that it will premiere "Rain Over Me," a new single by international music sensation Pitbull featuring Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Anthony, for two days starting Monday, June 13, 2011.
Released in conjunction with Mr. 305 Records/Polo Grounds Music/J Records/RCA Music Group, the new song will be available exclusively to SoundHound's U.S. users for full streaming free of charge on iPhone, iPad and Android. During the two-day premiere, SoundHound will showcase a link to stream the full track on its home screen, music discovery and What's Hot pages. After this period, "Rain Over Me" will be available for purchase as part of Pitbull's new album, "Planet Pit."
"We are thrilled to team up with Pitbull to bring this exclusive music experience to millions of music enthusiasts who use SoundHound as their source for music search and discovery," said Kamyar Mohajer, vice president of SoundHound, Inc. "SoundHound continues to be a trailblazer in music distribution on mobile, and we expect to see more fans following their favorite artists and sharing their music in this way in the future."
Last December, SoundHound broke new ground in the music distribution world when it became the first company to premiere a song on a mobile device, launching a new single by acoustic rock singer/guitarist John Vesely's Secondhand Serenade. SoundHound's music app, best known for delivering the world's fastest music recognition, has been a No. 1-ranking music application on the Apple App Store, the Android Marketplace and the Amazon Appstore. Earlier this year, SoundHound's paid version, SoundHound Infinity, was listed as the top-selling iPad app of all time-across all categories.
Pitbull's sixth studio album, "Planet Pit," will be released on June 21. "Planet Pit" features a host of pop music luminaries including Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, T-Pain and Kelly Rowland as well as star-studded producers Dr. Luke, Max Martin, David Guetta and Benny Blanco. The knockout single "Give Me Everything" featuring Ne-Yo is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a top 10 hit in 15 countries. Pitbull has also collaborated with some of music's biggest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and Shakira. His last album, "Rebelution," produced club favorite "Hotel Room Service" and global hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," which was one of the first nine hits worldwide ever predicted by SoundHound's Underplayed chart.
About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, at home, at work, at play and on the go. SoundHound's applications, SoundHound and Hound, are powered by the company's breakthrough Sound2Sound technology, which searches sound against sound, bypassing traditional sound-to-text conversion techniques even when searching text databases. Sound2Sound has resulted in numerous breakthroughs including the world's fastest music recognition, the world's only viable singing and humming search, and instant-response large scale speech recognition systems. For more visit www.soundhound.com.
About RCA Music Group
RCA Music Group, comprised of J Records, Arista Records, RCA Records and Polo Grounds, is a label group of Sony Music Entertainment. RCA Music Group includes a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artists such as Alicia Keys, Foo Fighters, Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Rod Stewart, Kings of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Daughtry, Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Fantasia, Dave Matthews Band and Whitney Houston, among others. The roster also boasts burgeoning superstars including Ke$ha, Mike Posner, David Cook, Jazmine Sullivan, Adam Lambert, Pitbull and Ray LaMontagne.
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