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The official Tiësto app for iPhone will be available very soon!
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Have you read the Tiësto cover story on Billboard magazine? You should!
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Pente Group to Create Interactive Mobile, Social Applications for Tiesto; Build New, Improved Tiesto.com and Fan Club Site
MONTREAL–(Marketwire – Sep 6, 2011) – Penté Group, a leading developer of applications for mobile devices and social media, today announced an exclusive artist website and mobile partnership with global superstar DJ Tiësto to create and develop mobile and social applications, as well as build and maintain a new and improved Tiesto.com and artist fan club site InTheBooth.com.
“With Tiësto’s massive fan base, constant touring schedule and social media activities, our partnership will have an enormous global reach and surely be a great success,” said Basil Bouraropoulos, Chairman & CEO, Penté Group. “Being a fan myself, I think his followers will be extremely happy with our focus to bring the Tiësto experience to a mobile platform, while improving Tiesto.com and creating relevant social media layers for true fan interaction and engagement.”
“I’m excited to partner with Penté Group to bring my fans closer together in the online and mobile space. We have some great things in the works!” said Tiësto.
This fall, Penté Group will launch a complete digital multi-platform solution for Tiësto. In addition to games, the first of many Tiësto applications is the official fan app, which will provide users with access to exclusive content before wider general access and a custom-streaming radio player. Users will have the ability to create their own streaming library within the application, while being able to listen to the full two-hour weekly episodes of “Club Life,” the most subscribed to artist podcast on iTunes.
With the launch of the re-vamped Tiesto.com and InTheBooth.com, fans will be able to experience the next evolution of Tiësto online. Fans will be able to connect to both sites via their social network platforms and interact with each other through the brand new “Fan Connect” feature, bringing Tiësto fans closer together than ever before. In addition, Tiesto.com will feature brand new streaming capabilities with the “Club Life” podcast, and many exclusive videos and pictures available for users to enjoy and share across their own social networks.
InTheBooth.com will feature Tiësto’s entire music catalogue available for streaming on-demand, as well as allow users to create their own custom playlists within the site, giving them the chance to invent their perfect Tiësto mix. InTheBooth.com will also feature brand new user profiles and uploading capabilities, where Tiësto fans will be able to upload and share their pictures and videos from Tiësto events across the globe with the rest of the InTheBooth.com community.
With these exclusive mobile apps and updated sites, Tiësto fans from all over the world will be able to follow him through their phone and computer, providing for a truly connected, unique and exclusive experience.
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About Penté Group
Located in Montreal, Canada, Penté Group (http://www.PenteGroup.com) develops entertainment-based applications for mobile devices and social media. Its focus is to partner with some of today’s hottest personalities, such as Akon, Bob Marley, Barry White, Tiësto and more, and top consumer brands, like Polaroid, and feature them on multiple digital platforms for relevant consumer engagement. Penté Group has also developed a unique monetization platform that generates revenues from application sales, in-application purchases and virtual goods, as well as an exclusive in multi-platform loyalty program.
Voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’ by Mixmag and widely regarded as the world’s biggest DJ/Producer, Tiësto has worked with global superstars like Nelly Furtado, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Goldfrapp. His recent Kaleidoscope World Tour spanned more than 175 dates across 6 continents in 15 months playing to over 1,000,000 fans. Tiësto was nominated for two 2010 Billboard Touring Awards and listed in Billboard’s Top 25 biggest grossing global touring acts of 2010Tiësto is busier than ever in 2011 with the recent launch of ‘Tiësto In Concert’ in Las Vegas, his monthly residency at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He is also performing globally in support his recently released Club Life – Volume One Las Vegas mix album and in the fall will embark on “Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour;” the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market.
Tiësto has nearly 10 million followers on Facebook and receives over 500,000 unique views a day on YouTube, as well as being in the top 1% of influencers on Twitter.
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – February 14, 2011) – Penté Group, the leading developer of entertaining applications for mobile devices and social media based on entertainment personalities’ licenses, today announced an exclusive digital media partnership with the estate of Barry White to create and develop mobile and social applications while controlling and maintaining barrywhite.com.
The agreement will create a unique experience around Barry White who was known for his deep, seductive voice and sultry music.
“Valentine’s Day is perfect for announcing the partnership between the Barry White Estate and Penté Group,” said Basil Bouraropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Penté Group. “Barry White’s iconic voice and place in American culture present the perfect opportunity for u nique social and mobile media.”
The soul artist’s voice is instantly recognizable and associated with the pleasantries of love and attraction, said Bouraropoulos.
“Penté Group has the experience and understanding of the music industry to know how best to develop and host creative web sites, mobile media applications and social networking for any artist,” noted Jack Perry, Management, Barry White Estate. “Their idea of fun and entertaining mobile apps featuring Barry White will please every fan. Barry would have loved taking his legacy to the next level with the technology Penté can provide.”
Under the partnership, Penté Group will be developing a series of mobile and social applications for multiple platforms while controlling and maintaining a new web presence for Barry White and plans to roll out iPhone and Facebook platforms in 2011 and will likely add other popular platforms in the coming months. The applications will reflect Barry White’s unique personality while leveraging his voice and music to create both novelty and fan driven applications.
About Penté Group
Penté Group develops entertaining applications for mobile devices and social media. Our focus is to partner with entertainment personalities such as Akon, Bob Marley and Barry White as well as recognizable consumer brands such as Polaroid. We have developed a unique monetization platform that allows us to generate revenues from application sales, in-application advertising and merchandizing, as well as an exclusive franchise loyalty program. Penté Group was founded in 2006 and is located in Montreal, Canada.
About Barry White
Barry White was the ultimate Love Man; known for his sensual deep voice, size, and highly romantic image. From his own records to his own orchestra and “girl group,” Barry has ruled the heart of his fans for more than four decades. He is a five-time Grammy Award-winner with his greatest soul, funk, and disco successes in the 1970s as a solo artist. Barry White has many gold and platinum albums and singles, with worldwide sales of over 100 million albums. He also appeared on many television shows such as Soul Train, The Today Show, and even guest appearances on The Simpsons.
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TORONTO – February 4, 2011 – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), along with Penté Group, launched an all new FREE JUNO Awards App available today on the App Store for iPhone, and iPod touch. The App coincides with the 40th Anniversary of the JUNO Awards and with JUNO Week 2011, taking place March 21- 27 in Toronto, ON. The JUNO Awards App is sponsored by Chevrolet.
The JUNO Awards App offers a unique mobile experience that will not only attract Canadian music fans, but also draw new audiences to exciting JUNO Week activities. The App provides details about JUNO Week including listings for all events, a searchable map to all of the festivities and ticket information. Users can also enjoy a fun and interactive 40th Anniversary Canadian music trivia game.
“With the JUNO Awards 40th Anniversary being a big milestone, we wanted to make it special for our fans by providing them the latest news and event information at their fingertips,” said Meghan McCabe, Manager, Communications, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “Penté Group is a leading developer of entertainment apps and is a natural fit to help extend the excitement of the JUNO Awards to iPhone, and iPod touch users.”
“Developing the JUNO Awards App was an exciting project for us, and was very much in line with our entertainment expertise,” said Basil Bouraropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Penté Group. “We are happy to help the JUNO Awards celebrate its 40th Anniversary and to help promote amazing Canadian talent. We hope to keep users engaged by providing them with continuous updates and exciting new features surrounding the Awards and JUNO Week festivities.”
The JUNO Awards App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, and iPod touch at http://www.itunes.ca/appstore.
THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast on CTV will take place on March 27th, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre. Tickets go on sale through all Ticketmaster outlets on February 5, 2011.
Sponsors of the 2011 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), The City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, Aeroplan and funding partner Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.
Broadcast sponsors of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier and Rogers.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on the 40th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (CARAS) website please visit http://www.junoawards.ca or http://www.carasonline.ca.
For more information on CARAS and the JUNO Awards contact:
Adrienne Kakoullis Holmes Creative Communications 416.628.5610
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PENTÉ GROUP AND PLAYSPAN BRING BRANDED VIRTUAL CURRENCY PLATFORM TO LEADING MERCHANTS AND CELEBRITY APPLICATIONS
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA & MONTREAL, QUEBEC – June 3, 2010 – Penté Group Inc. and PlaySpan, the global leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks, today announced a full service payment solution for Penté Group clients and partners, encompassing both white label and a branded virtual currency wallet for microtransactions of virtual/digital goods.
Penté Group is a leading developer of games, applications, websites and social media applications and one of the first interactive companies to bring a branded virtual currency to a mobile platform. PlaySpan’s UltimatePay will facilitate commerce payments for Penté Group clients by providing a reliable and proven global payment solution.
“PlaySpan’s track record says enough about what it can accomplish in such a short period of time,” said Basil Bouraropoulos, CEO of Penté Group “Our team is eager to adapt this platform to some of our high traffic celebrity driven mobile and social applications. We are moving closer to launching our first disco music application thanks to our partners at Unidisc Music. The application will be one of the most unique disco themed games available today, giving users the ability to redeem virtual goods directly from the application. The application will feature major disco titles such as Irene Cara – ‘Flash Dance….What a feeling’ and Indeep- ‘Last night a DJ saved my life.’ ”
Funding sources for rapidly growing and technology driven Penté Group, will include over 85 global payment methods such as credit card, PayPal, mobile providers, prepaid cards, as well as alternate and international payment methods covering over 180 countries. The payment platform will be embedded, or iframed inside the Penté Group application so that Penté Group merchants can enable UlitmatePay seamlessly and with little to no effort once they have established an UltimatePay account.
“Our relationship with Penté Group is a major step forward for PlaySpan and our ability to service a growing number of international merchants and celebrity accounts,” said Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO of PlaySpan. “The agreement also represents a larger industry trend and the growing acceptance of alternative payment methods as a way for today’s leading merchants to reach a growing population of consumers who are turning to virtual currency for their online and mobile purchases.”
In addition to facilitating commerce transactions, UltimatePay will provide a comprehensive developer analytics console, consolidated reporting and monthly settlement for all payment methods to Penté Group clients. PlaySpan will also act as the merchant of record on behalf of Penté Group’s clients who use UltimatePay.
About Penté Group Inc.
Penté Group Inc. is a Montreal-based Interactive agency, specializing in content driven interactive development. The company’s goal is to develop and deploy products while using unique, product driven content which it has developed for Grammy award winners, internationally renowned entertainers and global brands.
About PlaySpan, Inc.
PlaySpan™ is the global leader in monetization solutions for over 1,000 online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. PlaySpan’s patent-pending in-game digital goods commerce and micropayment platform enables game publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users, and extend the loyalty of existing users.
PlaySpan’s UltimatePay™ combines PayByCash’s 11 years of payment services experience with Spare Change’s social network payment platform expertise to deliver an optimized payment solution with over 85 international payment methods including credit cards, PayPal, the ULTIMATE GAME CARD™ – available in over 45,000 retail locations across North America and growing rapidly worldwide, and UltimatePoints™, the world’s leading universal virtual currency.
For more information about PlaySpan, visit: http://corp.playspan.com
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Bassworx, a brand line within Jam Industries (http://www.jamindustries.com) specializes in the distribution of speaker cabinets and various enclosures designed to hold audio equipment. Penté Group is creating a mobile version of the Bassworx Matrix. A tool used to determine the best woofer and cabinet combinations. This mobile application, specific to the iPhone, will function as an interactive catalogue that makes product recommendations based on the customer’s needs. The application will target the individuals working in sales to aid them in helping their customers find the appropriate product.