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Closed Date1/2013

General Information

Websitebeyondoblivion.com
CategoryMusic
Phone(646) 556-8700
Emailinfo@beyondoblivi...
Employees
Descriptionmusic social networking

Offices

NY Headquarters
16 E. 40th Street
Suite 802
New York, NY, 10016
USA

People

President
Managing Partner

Funding

TOTAL $87M
FUNDING TOTAL $87M
Series B, 4/2010
News Corp
$10M
Private Equity, 3/2011
News Corp
Wellcome Trust
$77M

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Beyond Oblivion Closed down January, 2013

Beyond Oblivion

Beyond Oblivion is a music and technology company founded in 2008 by its CEO, Adam Kidron. Its principle shareholders are Wellcome Trust, News Corporation, Allen & Company, Intertrust Technologies Corporation, and Adam Kidron. Beyond Oblivion’s first go-to-market product is boinc.

boinc is a magnetic and social music service that distributes a vast legal music library from a cloud (supplied by majors, independents, and artists the world over), and embeds the right to download and PLAY IT ALL within devices like PCs, tablets, autos and smartphones.

boinc replaces paid-download, paid subscription, and advertiser-supported services with an inexpensive one-time, lifetime-of-device usage fee - paying copyright owners a micro-royalty per play, no matter if the original file were legally or illegally downloaded.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

Adam Kidron Interview

Added: 10/26/12

Screenshots

Beyond Oblivion screenshot
Above: Beyond Oblivion Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 4/25/10

Products

boinc

Websiteboinc.com
StageIn Development

boinc is a social music service that enables users unlimited, on-demand access to a legal library of millions of songs without subscription fees, download charges or advertising.

boinc replaces freemium, paid and advertiser-supported services with an inexpensive, one-time lifetime-of-device license fee, typically paid by manufacturers, operators and retailers and hard-bundled into devices or within a service tier. The actual cost to the consumer is usually invisible. For users looking to add the service to an existing device, they can do so by purchasing the app for a nominal fee.

The boinc music app runs on music playing devices like smartphones, tablets, and PC’s.

Beyond Oblivion screenshot
Above: boinc Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 11/9/11
Beyond Oblivion screenshot
Above: Android
Uploaded: 10/25/12
Beyond Oblivion screenshot
Above: iOS
Uploaded: 10/25/12

Videos

Above:

Introducing boinc

Sources

  1. News Corp. Invests In Music Start-Up Beyond Oblivion (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  2. Beyond Oblivion Secures $77 Million Extra Funding (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  3. FT: Beyond Oblivion reveals its Boinc music service (ft.com) [edit]
    $87 Million, Gone? Beyond Oblivion Calling It Quits... (digitalmusicnews.com) [edit]
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