Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

rara.com Music Streaming Apps Come to iPhone, iPad and Windows 8 in 27 Countries

LONDON, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


  • British based music company rara.com launch music streaming apps for Windows 8, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with updated rara.com Android app and web service
  • 7 new countries announced today; Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Africa, Portugal. rara.com now live in 27 countries
  • rara.com apps for Windows 8, iOS and Android provide ad-free on-demand mobile and tablet access to over 18 million tracks from just £/€/$1.99 per month*
  • rara.com announces global agreement with Lenovo; rara.com apps preloaded on Lenovo Windows 8 tablets, convertibles and PCs plus Android mobiles and tablets
  • rara.com licensed catalogue grows to 18 million tracks with new label deals with global rights agency Merlin and leading independent digital distributors The Orchard, INgrooves Fontana, Believe Digital and VidZone Digital Media
  • rara.com marketing campaign kicks off across US, UK, Sweden, Germany, Spain and Australia

British based rara.com today announces a major expansion to its streaming music service, ten months after launching, with new apps for Windows 8, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as well as an updated Android app and web service. rara.com is switching on 7 new countries today, increasing its global footprint to 27 markets and increasing its catalogue of licensed music to 18 million tracks with thousands of Independent labels signed up through global rights agency Merlin and leading independent digital distributors The Orchard, INgrooves Fontana, Believe Digital and VidZone Digital Media.

Nick Massey, CEO of rara.com comments, "I am pleased to announce today that rara.com has made a significant step-forward in the execution of its roll-out strategy and can now be enjoyed in more places, on more devices, with more music and with more partners.  rara.com gives you the music you feel like listening to without you having to know the name of every track you want to play.  Our expert team of musicologists hand curate rara.com's channels and playlists bringing you music for every mood.  Available today on web, Windows 8, iPhone, iPad and Android, rara.com's beautiful user interface makes it easier to play the music you love wherever you are, whenever you want, with no annoying adverts."

New apps for iPhone and iPad

Dedicated rara.com apps launch today for iPhone iPod Touch and iPad providing instant on-the-move access to rara.com's vast music catalogue and expertly curated channels and playlists. Available to download from the App Store, the AirPlay compatible iOS apps synchronise your music experience through the cloud so that your favourite tracks and playlists from the web are instantly accessible on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.  Tracks are automatically stored on your device so that you can enjoy the music even when offline.

New Windows 8 app

rara.com also announces the launch of its app for Windows 8 app today for Windows 8 devices launching later this week. rara.com for the new Windows user interface provides simple one touch access to rara.com channels and playlists. On-demand search for rara.com is fully available through the Windows 8 Search charm. rara.com's app for Windows 8 can be used on the full range of Windows 8 desktop, tablet and hybrid computing devices running the new Windows 8 operating system and will be available to download later this week from the Windows Store.

Global agreement with Lenovo

rara.com today also announces a global agreement with Lenovo, one of the world's leading PC manufacturers Lenovo is preloading the rara.com music streaming apps onto Lenovo and Medion branded Windows 8 and Android devices around the world. Devices include Lenovo's Windows 8 PCs, convertibles and tablets, as well as Lenovo Android tablets, including the IdeaTab S2110, A2105, A2107 and A2109 tablets. Lenovo Windows 8 devices include: select IdeaCentre desktops and ThinkPad Classic and Edge laptops, IdeaTab Lynx tablets and IdeaPad laptops, including the recently announced flip and fold IdeaPad Yoga convertible PC.

Deepa Kumar, Director, World Wide Marketing, Software Ecosystem & Cloud Solutions, Lenovo said; "Our collaboration with rara.com will give  our customers a great new way to explore and enjoy music on our innovative devices, whether it's on an all-in-one desktop at home or on one of our convertible PCs switching between work and play. With  easy-to-use music apps rara.com makes accessing  music simple."

Updated web service and Android app

rara.com launches an updated web service today with an improved sign up process and a range of stability improvements, customer account management features and additional language support.  rara.com's Android app, available to download from Google Play, has been updated to enable playback control from a dedicated rara.com widget on your Android device home screen.

Growing music catalogue

rara.com today announces licensing agreements with thousands of independent labels through deals with global rights agency Merlin and leading independent digital distributors The Orchard, INgrooves Fontana, Believe Digital and VidZone Digital Media. Building on rara.com's existing catalogue, the independent label deals increase rara.com's global music catalogue to 18 million licensed tracks.

New markets

Having gone live in 20 territories over the last 10 months, rara.com launches across seven new countries today: Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Africa, Portugal, bringing rara.com to a total of 27 markets worldwide with further international expansion planned for later this year.

Consumers can now access rara.com in: UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Portugal, US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Africa.

International marketing campaign

rara.com's expansion will be supported by an international above-the-line marketing campaign utilizing a range of digital marketing techniques initially across six countries; USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Spain and Sweden.

Unique introductory pricing

Access to rara.com costs just 99p/99c per month for the first 3 months followed by a flat fee of £/€/$4.99 per month for online access (web), with mobile access to rara.com on iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices (web + mobile) just £/€/$1.99 per month for the first 3 months then £/€/$9.99 per month or local equivalent.*

Independent label quotes:

The Orchard, CEO Brad Navin commented," "We're happy to have partnered with such a fast growing and innovative service like rara.com and eager to make our catalogue available to its' users. Now, they will have access to tracks from indie favorites like Poliça to classics like Dionne Warwick."

Believe Digital Managing Director, UK & USA Stephen King said, "Believe is delighted to bring its catalogue to rara.com.  It's good to see a streaming service like rara.com come out of the UK, the spiritual home of modern music, and grow so rapidly to compete in the global music arena with established players."

VidZone Digital Media Founder and CEO Adrian Workman said, "With licensed content from VidZone and other independents rara.com has nearly doubled its global catalogue of licensed repertoire in less than a year and now rara.com's users have access to more music, on more devices in more countries than ever before."

INgrooves International MD Alex Branson said, "We are proud to bring the INgrooves Fontana catalogue to music lovers around the world on very user-friendly rara.com."

*International pricing

International subscription pricing for rara.com:

    Territory    Currency Subscription package pricing
                            DIS                DIS
 
                            web     web     web + mobile web + mobile
    US           USD        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Canada       CAD        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    UK           GBP        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Ireland      EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    France       EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Germany      EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Italy        EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Spain        EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Portugal     EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Austria      EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Belgium      EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Luxembourg   EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Netherlands  EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Finland      EUR        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Denmark      DKK        9.99   49.99      19.99        99.99
    Norway       NOK        9.99   49.99      19.99        99.99
    Sweden       SEK        9.99   49.99      19.99        99.99
    Switzerland  CHF        0.99    5.99       1.99        11.99
    Australia    AUD        0.99    7.99       2.99        12.99
    New Zealand  NZD        1.99    7.99       2.99        13.99
    Mexico       MXN       12.99   63.99      23.99       127.99
    Brazil       BRL        1.99    7.99       2.99        15.99
    Singapore    SGD        0.99    4.99       1.99         9.99
    Hong Kong    HKD        4.99   28.00      10.99        48.00
    Taiwan       TWD       30.00  149.00      55.00       249.00
    Malaysia     MYR        1.99    8.99       2.99        16.99
    South Africa ZAR        6.99   33.99      13.99        68.99


About rara media group

rara.com is the new global digital music service designed for the mass-market, where you do not need to be a music expert or a technology enthusiast to use the service.  Your music subscription ensures the service is clutter-free with no intrusive advertising. rara.com is provided by rara media group limited, a private company headquartered in London. Licensed by all of the major labels; Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music and Warner Music Group the global rights agency Merlin and leading independent digital distributors including The Orchard, INgrooves Fontana, Believe Digital and VidZone Digital Media.  rara.com is powered by digital music service provider Omnifone.

Further information:

Tim Hadley
rara.com
+44(0)7976410001
[email protected]

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...