Omnifone have today launched a brand new all-you-can-eat mobile music service, called MusicStation. In an attempt to steal some of the thunder from iTunes and the forthcoming iPhone, MusicStation allows mobile phone users to gain unlimited access to full music tracks on industry-standard mobiles for a small weekly fee.
They’ve got a stackload of licensing deals too, including Universal Music Group, SONY BMG, EMI Music, Warner Music International and many major independent labels such as Beggars Group, Vital:PIAS Digital and leading global mobile distributor VidZone Digital Media. This’ll mean that you’re not just limited to a handful of artists, or only have access to unsigned bands. We’re talking major artists here, and songs you’ve definitely heard of.
Rob Lewis, CEO of Omnifone, said: “MusicStation’s launch today heralds the beginning of the next generation of mobile music. Hundreds of millions of mobile phone subscribers worldwide will soon gain the ultimate music freedom – the ability to download and play unlimited amounts of music, wherever they are, through a fantastic easy-to-use digital music experience, which works on almost any phone. Consumers will have the ability to legally access, download and enjoy an unlimited amount of music, from an international and localised music catalogue, supported by the whole music industry, all for a small weekly fee. MusicStation users can download music, wherever they are, at any time and with no charge for data.”
The first network to offer Omnifone services to their customers is Sweden’s Telenor, with handsets pre-installed with MusicStation hitting stores in the country today. As well as Sweden, Omnifone confirms it has now entered into partnerships with 30 mobile operators with networks in the following territories: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.