Spinlet has launched its Music Download Site accessible on all Macs, PCs, tablets and smartphones i a move to make music fully mobile, affordable and heard.
The Spinlet Music Download Site, responsively designed to automatically adjust to any screen size and optimise user experience, will allow consumers to buy tracks and albums online for its over 700,000 registered users.
The digital entertainment company has also updated the user interface for its existing mobile apps – Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone and JavaME – with better content discovery and a smoother payment flow.
To celebrate this amazing development, Popular Nigerian musician Ice Prince is today his sophomore album Exclusively on the Spinlet platform, Entitled “Fire of Zamani.” Ice Prince follows up a successful debut album in 2011 with another stellar production. True to his roots, he fuses a variety of African sounds under his trademark Hip Hop beat.
Spinlet was founded in Finland in 2006, and was acquired by Verod Capital. It’s now based in San Francisco and has a marketing and distribution office in Lagos, Nigeria where it has been welcomed warmly by enthusiastic fans and musicians alike. It’s short time in Africa has it become a serious player in a highly competitive market.
“As smartphone and broadband penetration increases and data costs reduce across Africa, we have noted that the appetite for the type of entertainment services which Spinlet can provide has significantly increased” says Neil Schwatrzman, Group CEO of Spinlet. “This has endorsed our decision to target emerging markets in Africa where we can help build local music artists not only for their home-grown audiences but also reaching out to the Diaspora across the world. We look forward to seeing similar levels of enthusiasm from every market we enter”.
According to the IFPI, the organisation that represents the music industry worldwide, one third of global industry revenue was derived from digital music in 2012, and this is set to increase year on year. With this in mind, Spinlet has chosen the perfect time to enter the market in Africa as the desire for African grown music continues to expand.
Focused not only on providing music, Spinlet also shares revenue with performers and has now signed close to 700,000 registrations to date – holding the single largest catalogue of African music and local music artists, complementing its international library. The entire Spinlet catalogue is now available on both the download site and mobile app (available in their respective app stores).
To round out the package and to ensure secure payment, helping to overcome any hesitancy to transacting online, Spinlet has partnered with reputable third party payment gateways and does not hold clients details. Because the service is extremely versatile and affordable and is promoting and growing local music industries wherever it operates, it is also helping to combat rampant music piracy.