Samsung Launches the Official Top 40 Chart App Powered by MusicQubed

Jul 04, 2012

Samsung today unveiled the latest innovative content for its range of Galaxy smartphones – The Official Top 40 Chart App, launching on the Galaxy Ace II which is now available in UK stores. Exclusive to Samsung, the Official Top 40 Chart App, powered by mobile music company MusicQubed, delivers unlimited plays of all the tracks in the Official Top 40 Singles Chart (as compiled by the Official Charts Company), from Rihanna to Coldplay, straight to Samsung mobile phones.

The app downloads and caches tracks overnight during off-peak network times which results in no streaming, no interruptions and no adverts; just all the latest hits available instantly on mobile devices. The service features daily chart updates which are delivered automatically so playlists are never out of date. Plus, there are daily celebrity news updates and ‘What’s Hot’ bonus tracks included – a must for music fans who want to stay up to date with all the latest tracks and news. Notifications provide updates immediately and the app links to Facebook and Twitter, so owners of a Samsung device can comment and share what they’re listening to with friends and followers.

Samsung has partnered with MusicQubed and the Official Charts Company to make the Official Top 40 Chart App exclusively available on Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, available free for a two month trial period with an Access All Areas pass available after the free trial period from just £1 a week. The Official Top 40 Chart App is available on the Galaxy Ace II which offers customers a device that delivers efficient multi-tasking, screen transitions and graphics for various applications and games. As well as 4GB of internal storage so that films, photos and a huge range of personal multimedia content can be easily stored, viewed and shared whilst out and about.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications and Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The Official Top 40 Chart App, powered by MusicQubed, is the latest exclusive content we’re bringing to our devices and we’re delighted to make it available to our customers. Access to all the latest chart hits instantly and exclusively free on Samsung devices, the Official Top 40 Chart App is a great content offering and is the latest example of Samsung’s drive to provide innovative technology to suit our customers’ lifestyles.”

Chris Gorman, CEO, MusicQubed said:“Samsung and MusicQubed, with the support of the Official Charts Company and the UK music industry, have created a truly compelling and unique mobile music proposition that simply offers customers immediate access to the most current, desirable hit music and premium content on their Samsung Galaxy phones.”

Universal Music UK has worked closely with Samsung on the genesis of the app. Brian Rose, MD, Commercial Division, says, “We believe the Official Top 40 Chart App will excite consumers, increase engagement with music and add value to the incredible devices that Samsung bring to the market. Having a music service with the leading mobile device company in the UK and globally is good news for the UK music industry.”

The Official Top 40 Chart app is embedded onto the home screen of the latest Samsung Galaxy devices and will be available to download from the Google Play store.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organisations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognised for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About MusicQubed MusicQubed (formerly ChartsNow) is an innovative and unique mobile-only music service that offers immediate access to the most current, desirable hit music and premium content, anywhere, anytime. Offering white-label, ‘powered by’ mobile music apps that conveniently deliver packaged content in the form of genre specific charts, compilations and enhanced albums, MusicQubed has become a preferred partner of major music labels to monetise their content on mobile on a global scale. With its mass-market mobile-only focus, MusicQubed enables distribution partners to assemble music packages for smart and feature phones at approximately half the price of the rest of the industry. In addition, unlike other digital music providers, MusicQubed receives immediate access to all premium content, thanks to fairer terms for artists and music labels. www.musicqubed.com

About the Official Top 40 Chart App Official Top 40 Chart App All the Hits, All the Time Brought to you exclusively by Samsung, this fantastic new mobile music service delivers instant, unlimited plays of the latest Official Top 40 Chart hits PLUS celebrity news and additional bonus tracks updated every day!