Livewire Mobile (LVWR), the one-stop digital content solutions provider for carriers, consumer device manufacturers, media companies and consumers, now powers the digital music solutions for Sprint and MetroPCS.
Sprint Music Plus and MetroPCS join the international roster of music download services hosted and merchandized by Livewire, which now has Tier-1 carrier deals in the US, Europe, Canada and Australasia.
Both operators will have full-track music downloads, ringback and ringtones managed by Livewire, with content from all the major music labels and independents from around the world.
The announcement comes on the back of the recently launched unlimited music service Siren, designed, built and powered by Livewire Mobile for Public Mobile in Canada, as well as the deployment of Rumpus, the music discovery application on Android smartphones and tablets.
The Sprint Music Plus and MetroPCS music services will be supported across applications, mobile web and web stores. Sprint customers may find Sprint Music Plus on their Android™-powered device by searching for Sprint Music Plus from the Google Play marketplace or by visiting http://sprint.us/smp on Android and Feature phones. The Music application is preloaded on all MetroPCS Android devices.
Livewire Mobile expects the new deals to result in a more than doubling of its revenues from its 2011 figures in the 2013 fiscal year.
“This is a significant milestone for the company and underscores our market expertise in delivering world-class digital music services to millions of subscribers on behalf of our trusted carrier partners,” said Matthew Stecker, President and CEO of Livewire Mobile.
“We are delighted to be expanding our relationships with major carriers like Sprint and MetroPCS, because they are leaders in market innovation, and both recognize the value offered by committing to music as a key part of their product strategies.
“We’ll be working with our label partners and our customers over the coming months to improve the service, ensuring that if you are a Sprint or MetroPCS subscriber you will get the very best music experience possible.”
Livewire Mobile runs digital entertainment solutions for carriers in nine countries, as well as for OEMs and other partners. Its ringback solution is deployed in ten countries worldwide.
The company will be opening a new office in the Washington DC area to support the new contracts it has been awarded.