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07.03.12 Myxer Wins MTV’s O Music Award for Most Addictive Social Music Service

Award Recognizes Myxer Social Radio’s Popularity and Growth as the Premier Social Music Service

LOS ANGELES, CA — July 3, 2012 Myxer, a top U.S. social destination for free, ad-supported entertainment, today announced its fast growing internet streaming radio service, Myxer Social Radio, has won the 2012 MTV O Music Award for “Most Addictive Social Music Service.” The award marks the second major recognition for Myxer Social Radio since recently launching in late November when it was named ‘One of the Best Music Apps of 2011′ by RollingStone.com.

“We’re honored to receive this highly coveted award from the MTV O Music Award Group and the huge fan base that supports us,” said Mike Carson, Myxer’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The award represents the power of the social community and its ability to promote a truly social entertainment experience.”

Since its debut, Myxer Social Radio is fast approaching its 1.5 Millionth app install and has evolved the feature base of group listening, real-time chat and video song stories to launch two groundbreaking, weekly interactive music shows — “Inside The Artist Studio” and “Indie Spotlight.” These are just some of the innovations at Myxer that led it to beat Soundrop For Spotify in O Music Award’s social music service category.

“Inside The Artist Studio” showcases a new artist each week with a special selection of songs from the artist or band profiled. Listeners log in each week to hear selections from their favorite artists interspersed with video segments from host Brenna Ehrlich’s interview with a new artist or band each week. They are also able to chat live with the artist during the show.

Myxer Social Radio’s “Indie Spotlight” gives artists a forum to stream their latest music and give fans the opportunity to interact with them in real time during the show through chat. The platform allows independent artists to reach their fan base and interact with them directly, showcasing their latest music.

Seamlessly integrated with Facebook or through Myxer sign in, Myxer Social Radio empowers users to listen to music with their friends in listening rooms they create. Users can also leverage the music chat function to chat in real time with their friends on iOS or Android platforms as well as on the desktop web.

About Myxer

Myxer is a leading social entertainment company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content. Myxer Radio LLC operates Myxer Social Radio, which launched in late November 2011 and is available in the Apple App Store, Android Play, Amazon’s Appstore for Android and on the Web at myxer.fm. Founded in 2005, Myxer has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 51 million users have downloaded 3 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, Android Play, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 14 million Myxer apps installed.

Media Contact:

Leo Tignini
DiGennaro Communications
908-907-6246
leo@digennaro-usa.com

05.30.12 Myxer Launches Live Social Music Programming Giving Fans Real Time Access to Their Favorite Artists

Miami, FL — May 30th, 2012 Myxer, a top U.S. mobile destination for free, ad-supported social entertainment, announced today a groundbreaking programming initiative for its award-winning internet streaming radio product, Myxer Social Radio, with the launch of two new weekly interactive music shows “Inside The Artist Studio” and “Indie Spotlight.”

Building on the success of its unique Song Stories™ social music feature, Myxer is evolving Myxer Social Radio as a video platform for cultivating a community of users who are accustomed to quality content in a social listening environment. The ground-breaking show titled “Inside The Artist Studio” hosted by MTV’s Brenna Ehrlich will showcase a new artist each week with a special selection of songs from the artist or band being profiled. Listeners will log in each week to hear selections from their favorite artists interspersed with video segments from Brenna’s interview with a new artist or band each week. Listeners will also be able to chat live with the artist during the show.

A senior writer for MTV’s O Music Awards and former contributor at Mashable.com, Ehrlich will be delving deep into the music by conducting artist interviews and chatting with users via Myxer Social Radio’s chat feature. Combining video interview clips with song playback, “Inside The Artist Studio” gives users a best of all world’s with a viewing, listening and social experience. A first for internet streaming radio, the show brings artists and fans together in real time, fostering an open dialogue via chat while the featured artist’s songs are being played.

A 30 minute show, “Inside The Artist Studio” will air Tuesdays on Myxer Social Radio at 7 P.M. (ET) premiering June 5th with special guest French Horn Rebellion. Artists scheduled to appear in the coming weeks include The So So Glo’s, Ben Folds, and many more.

In addition to “Inside The Artist Studio,” Myxer recently announced “Indie Spotlight,” a weekly show where independent artists stream their latest music and fans can interact with them in real time during the show through chat. The platform allows independent artists to reach their fan base and interact with them directly showcasing their latest music. Myxer has already conducted beta programs with The Resolvers, Gramps Morgan and Bushwood. The “Indie Spotlight” show runs Thursdays at 7:00 P.M. for 30 minutes on Myxer Social Radio.

“We are excited to provide Myxer fans a VIP All Access pass to their favorite artists in a social setting,” said Mike Carson, Myxer’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Today’s milestone launch of these two innovative programs for Myxer Social Radio is indicative on the increasing demand among consumers, brands and advertisers for live, socially relevant content that brings people together and boosts overall engagement. “

With more than a Million downloads of Myxer Social Radio since launching in November of 2011, the app was recently nominated by MTV’s O Music Awards in the category of “Most Addictive Social Music Service.” The O Music Awards honors achievements in the digital music realm. Fans can cast their vote by visiting: http://www.omusicawards.com/vote/most-addictive-social-music-service

About Myxer

Myxer is a leading social entertainment company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content. Myxer Radio LLC operates Myxer Social Radio, which launched in late November 2011 and is available in the Apple App Store, Android Play, Amazon’s Appstore for Android and on the Web at myxer.fm. Founded in 2005, Myxer has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 51 million users have downloaded 3 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, Android Play, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 14 million Myxer apps installed.

Media Contact:

Leo Tignini
DiGennaro Communications
646-380-4767
leo@digennaro-usa.com

05.14.12 Myxer Surpasses 1 Million Installs of Myxer Social Radio After Recent Launch

Strong momentum of latest internet streaming radio service and historic milestone of 3 Billion entertainment downloads hit by the Social Entertainment Juggernaut

New York, NY – May 14th, 2012 Myxer, a top U.S. mobile destination for free, ad-supported social entertainment, announced today that its founder, Myk Willis, will participate as a key speaker at OMMA Social in New York on the benefits of Social Integration as the company celebrates its recent achievements. “It’s an exciting time for digital entertainment, and a lot of that has to do with how social integration is enriching both the consumer and advertising experience. I’m looking forward to speaking about social entertainment at this great industry gathering,” said Willis.

Named one of the best music apps in 2011 by RollingStone.com after launching in late November, Myxer Social Radio will surpass 1 Million installs this week. The app has caught the attention of both music lovers and brands as the internet radio service promotes social engagement and personalization by empowering users to create, listen and share music with their Facebook friends. Innovative social features such as music chat and Video Song Stories are just the beginning.

Reaching the 1 Million mark for Myxer Social Radio isn’t the only milestone the company is celebrating. Myxer.com the leading destination for free downloadable social entertainment content recently surpassed 51 Million total users, downloading over 3 Billion content items to their mobile phones.

Through Myxer’s scale and social engagement measures they have quietly claimed a pole position in the social entertainment space. Last week Myxer launched Artists Spotlight, a weekly show where independent artists stream their latest music and fans can interact with the artist in real time during the show through music chat.

Myk’s OMMA session titled “Social Integration: Increased Effectiveness of Digital Campaigns,” will help audience members understand and leverage the underlying social dynamics of today’s mobile Web, based on his success and learning with Myxer Social Radio and Myxer.com. The session will be held at 8:15 AM on Tuesday, May 15th at 82MERCER (82 Mercer Street, New York, NY).

About Myxer

Myxer is a leading social entertainment company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content. Myxer Radio LLC operates Myxer Social Radio, which launched in late November 2011 and is available in the Apple App Store, Android Play, Amazon’s Appstore for Android and on the Web at myxer.fm. Founded in 2005, Myxer has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 51 million users have downloaded 3 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, Android Play, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 14 million Myxer apps installed.

Media Contact:

Leo Tignini
DiGennaro Communications
646-380-4767
leo@digennaro-usa.com

04.12.12 Myxer BoomBox Report Reveals Findings on Mobile-Social Sharing

Survey of 1,022 users shows images are most shared content; Facebook, Google+ are preferred platforms

Miami, FL – April 12th, 2012 Myxer, a top 15 U.S. mobile destination for free, ad-supported social entertainment, today released its latest BoomBox Report highlighting key trends in mobile-social sharing.

The report, “Social Sharing in a Mobile World” reinforces the leadership position of Facebook as a social sharing platform but also indicates strong usage of Google+ on mobile. In addition, the survey shows that more than 50% of respondents shared images from their mobile devices. Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram this week underscores its recognition of the popularity of image sharing.

Myxer surveyed 1,022 of its mobile users to better understand their present attitudes and behaviors regarding mobile-social sharing. Not surprisingly, when asked how they share images, video and music, users indicated Facebook was the dominant platform. When it comes to sharing from a computer, 58% use Facebook for sharing images and video, as compared to 42% who use Facebook to share from mobile devices. SMS was the second most popular platform for mobile sharing with 37% of users. On computers, email was second with 17% of respondents using it for sharing images and video.

Facebook and Google+

While Facebook was the most popular social network for sharing from mobile devices, Google+ was the second most used social network for sharing from a mobile device, with 10% of respondents indicating usage. By comparison, Twitter was only used for sharing images and video on mobile by 2% of the survey’s respondents and by 3% on computers.

Is The Death of The CD Exaggerated?

In determining how mobile users shared and listened to music, the BoomBox Report asked, “What is the primary way you listen to music?” Surprisingly, the number one response was CDs, with 26% of respondents putting the seemingly outdated platform at the top of their lists. Internet radio was second with 17%, followed closely by broadcast (AM/FM) with 16%.

Who Are We Sharing All This Content With?

Of respondents ages 13-17, 64% said they shared the most content from their phones with their friends, and only 19% shared with family. “Friends” was the top choice for mobile sharing for those aged 18-24 and 25-34. Respondents age 35 or older had a much more even distribution of their preferred mobile sharing across friends and family.

“What’s interesting here is that everyone wrote off Google+ but as a mobile-social sharing platform, nobody should count it out,” said Andrew Coury, marketing and customer analytics manager at Myxer.“As the interaction between mobile and social grows deeper, these insights are informative to advertisers in the mobile space.”

To download a copy of the full report, or subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://boombox.myxer.com

About Myxer

Myxer is a leading social entertainment company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content. Myxer Radio LLC operates Myxer Social Radio, which launched in November 2011 and is available in the Apple App Store, Android Play, Amazon’s Appstore for Android and on the Web at myxer.fm. Founded in 2005, Myxer has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the 15 largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 51 million users have downloaded 2.85 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, Android Play, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 11 million Myxer apps installed.

Media Contact:

Leo Tignini
DiGennaro Communications
646-380-4767
leo@digennaro-usa.com

04.05.12 Myxer Strengthens Sales Force with Appointment of Industry Veterans

New Additions Highlight Myxer’s Momentum and Growth in Social Entertainment

Miami, FL – April 5th, 2012 Myxer, a top 15 U.S. mobile destination for free, ad-supported social entertainment, today announced the appointments of Derek J. Rudd as Regional Vice President, East Coast Sales, and Sandy Wetzel as Regional Vice President, West Coast Sales, effective immediately. The new sales additions will drive continued growth of Myxer’s social entertainment offerings, including its popular Internet Radio platform, Myxer Social Radio, which recently surpassed 350,000 users since launching in late November 2011.

With more than a decade of experience in advertising sales and sales management across numerous digital platforms, Rudd will oversee and manage advertising sales efforts for Myxer’s East Coast regions. A consumer sales and video game industry veteran, Rudd launched his career at Publicitas Globe Media and went on to a senior sales role at IGN Entertainment, where he managed a team of 23 and was instrumental in bringing the company to profitability during his tenure. Most recently, he has served in VP and SVP stints at Piczo.com, Socialmedia.com, Double Fusion and Real Network’s GameHouse division prior to joining Myxer.

In a similar role, Wetzel joins Myxer after serving as Director of West Coast Sales at USA TODAY Media Group. Prior to USA TODAY Media Group, Wetzel held several senior level digital and social media sales positions at DoubleClick, Gigya, and VH1.com. She began her career in high-tech marketing and media at Merisel, the second largest computer products distributor in the US (at the time). She also sold high-tech print early in her career where she helped launch online sales for Upside Magazine’s first website.

In addition to Rudd and Wetzel, Myxer also appointed Varvara Althouse as Director, West Coast Sales and Alvord R. Reese as Director of Sales, Midwest.

A veteran of digital, print and cross platform sales including gaming, consumer, entertainment and finance, Althouse began her career at Publicitas Globe Media before joining the fast paced digital space where she helped build up the business in the West Coast territory for IGN, CraveOnline and most recently Forbes.

A well-established sales executive with an emphasis on digital and new media, Reese has a proven track record in driving results for brands such as Disney, Southwest Airlines, Dollar Thrifty, Ford, GM, Chrysler, and Hewlett Packard from successful stints at Interactive One, AOL Networks, UrbanKind, and InfoSpace.

“We are excited to welcome this dynamic group of sales talent to Myxer at this inflection point in our company’s history,” said Myk Willis, Founder, Myxer. “Expanding our world-class sales organization to keep pace with the rapid adoption of Myxer Social Radio and other social entertainment offerings will allow us to continue delivering highly effective digital, mobile and social advertising opportunities to our brand and agency customers.”

About Myxer

Myxer is a leading social entertainment company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content. Myxer Radio LLC operates Myxer Social Radio, which launched in November 2011 and is available in the Apple App Store, Android Play, Amazon’s Appstore for Android and on the Web at myxer.fm. Founded in 2005, Myxer has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the 15 largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 51 million users have downloaded 2.85 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, Android Play, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 11 million Myxer apps installed.

Media Contact:

Leo Tignini
DiGennaro Communications
646-380-4767
leo@digennaro-usa.com

02.10.12 Myxer’s BoomBox Report Reveals Key Findings in Mobile Entertainment Consumption and App Usage

Myxer’s BoomBox Report Reveals Key Findings in Mobile Entertainment Consumption and App Usage

Survey of more than 1,200 Myxer users reveal that 72% of consumer’s plan to access entertainment primarily from their mobile device

Miami, FL – February 9th, 2012 Myxer, a top 15 U.S. mobile destination for free, ad-supported mobile entertainment, today released its first quarter BoomBox Report highlighting key trends in entertainment consumption and mobile app usage in 2011. Entitled “What’s App-ening?” the report reinforces the preferred consumption method for entertainment and the incredible demand for free mobile apps.

With more than 35 million monthly mobile visits to its site as well as significant traffic through its mobile apps, Myxer’s audience provides an opportunity to better understand the consumption patterns and platform usage for U.S. consumers. Myxer surveyed more than 1,200 Myxer mobile users to better understand their attitudes and behaviors regarding consumption and mobile apps.

Of the users Myxer surveyed, 38% responded they were very likely to use their mobile phone for accessing all or most of their entertainment content in the future, while an additional 34% were somewhat likely. Only 9% said they were not at all likely to do so.

Another key finding shows that 31% of smartphone users downloaded between 11-20 apps in 2011, most of which were free. The rapid adoption rate appears to have been fueled by the abundance of free content readily available from the iTunes App Store and Android Market. In fact, 72% of the consumers surveyed revealed they had never paid anything for a mobile app and only 9% reported to have spent $3 or more. Given such data, it will be difficult for most publishers to justify anything other than a “free” offering, unless there is tremendous utility value for the consumer.

Satisfaction Guaranteed?

• 49% of respondents who downloaded an app reported being “very satisfied”

• 26% reported being either neutral or outright unsatisfied with the mobile apps they downloaded

• 26% reported being either neutral or outright unsatisfied with the mobile apps they downloaded

To download a copy of the full report, or subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: http://boombox.myxer.com

About Myxer

Myxer is a leading mobile technology company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content across the web and mobile devices. Founded in 2005, the company has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the 15 largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 50 million users have downloaded 2.7 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, the Android Market, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 8 million Myxer apps installed. Myxer is a registered trademark. Myxer operates websites including www.myxer.com and m.myxer.com. Myxer Social Radio was launched in November, 2011.

Media Contact:

Leo Tignini
DiGennaro Communications
646-380-4767
leo@digennaro-usa.com

01.11.12 Myxer Social Radio(TM) Exceeds 150,000 New Users in First Seven Weeks

Myxer Social Radio(TM) Exceeds 150,000 New Users in First Seven Weeks

Myxer Social Radio Named Best Apps of 2011 by RollingStone.com

MIAMI, FL – January 11, 2012 Myxer, a top 15 U.S. mobile destination for free, ad-supported mobile entertainment, today announced it has surpassed 150,000 new users of its Internet streaming radio product, Myxer Social Radio, in its first seven weeks since launch. Recently named one of “The Best Apps of 2011″ by RollingStone.com, Myxer Social Radio enables users to listen together to music and chat in real time with their Facebook friends.

Available as a free downloadable application for iOS and Android platforms as well as the Web, the free service has caught the attention of both music lovers and advertisers. “Internet radio is no longer just an individual listening experience and with our social radio app, consumers are taking notice of the difference rapidly,” said Myk Willis, Founder and CEO of Myxer.

Completely free and ad-supported, Myxer Social Radio promotes social engagement and personalization. For instance, group listening allows everyone in a listening room to enjoy the same artists and music, voting on who they like or dislike. Meanwhile, music chat adds a stream of direct user conversation that’s relevant, personal and fun. And video Song Stories(TM) lets listeners use their Smartphone camera to post video testimonials about what a particular song means to them.

Not to be outdone, Myxer.com — the leading destination for free downloadable mobile entertainment content — is celebrating its own milestones after surpassing more than 50 million users downloading over 2.8 billion content items, company officials said.

“Our users have always loved Myxer for building high-quality engaging mobile products that entertain for free. Our loyalists trust us and the numbers show it,” said Mike Carson, Myxer’s CMO.

With more than 15 million mobile and Web unique visitors per month, consumers have downloaded videos, wallpapers, ringtones, MP3s and full-length albums. In addition, over 10 million users have installed Myxer’s Ringtone/MP3 App in 2011.

“We’ve clearly built a strong trust with consumers that lay the groundwork for continued growth as we bring new innovative mobile content solutions to the marketplace. We expect continued success in 2012,” said Willis.

About Myxer

About Myxer Myxer is a leading mobile entertainment company and operator of myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content. Myxer Radio LLC operates Myxer Social Radio, which launched in November, 2011 and is available in the Apple App Store, Android Market and on the Web at myxer.fm. Founded in 2005, Myxer has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the 15 largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 51 million users have downloaded 2.85 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple’s iTunes App Store, the Android Market, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 10.5 million Myxer apps installed.

Media Contact:

Leo Tignini
DiGennaro Communications
646-380-4767
leo@digennaro-usa.com