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Acquired byClear Channel Communications
Date3/2011

General Information

Websitethumbplay.com
Blogthumbplay.com/thu...
Twitter@thumbplayinc
CategoryMusic
Phone1-877-THUMB-99
Emailsupport@thumbplay...
Employees70
Founded9/2004
DescriptionMusic, Videos, Games for Mobile Devices

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New York, USA
599 Broadway
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10012
USA

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Thumbplay

Thumbplay is a provider of mobile entertainment in the U.S. Thumbplay.com features licensed music, video and games from several large entertainment companies, including: EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.

Thumbplay Music — which launched in private beta on January 7, 2010 and in public beta on March 4, 2010 — is a cloud-based music service that provides unlimited access to more than 8 million songs under license from every major record label and more than 25,000 indie labels. The mobile app is currently available on BlackBerry and Android smartphones and PCs/Macs. It will be available on iPhone within the first half of 2010.

Headquartered in New York City, Thumbplay was founded in September 2004 by Are Traasdahl and Evan Schwartz. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, SoftBank Capital, i-Hatch Ventures, Redwood Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Meritech, Brookside Capital Partners and Cross Creek Capital.

Recent Milestones

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    Thumbplay was acquired by Clear Channel Communications. (3/1/11)
    Posted 5/29/11 at 6:28am via businesswire.com
  • Check
    Thumbplay — Thumbplay sells music subscription service to Clear Channel (3/1/11)
    Posted 3/2/11 at 1:27am via allthingsd.com
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    Thumbplay — Thubmplay named Finalist in Lead411's New York City Hot 125 (8/31/10)
    Posted 9/22/10 at 11:32am via lead411.com
  • Dollar
    Thumbplay received $2.5M in Series F funding. (4/21/10)
    Posted 4/21/10 at 12:34pm via sec.gov
  • Check
    Thumbplay — Thumbplay launches Thumbplay Music in public beta on BlackBerry. (3/22/10)
    Posted 4/12/10 at 8:59pm
  • Check
    Thumbplay — Thumbplay appoints Pablo Calamera to Chief Technology Officer. (3/1/10)
    Posted 4/12/10 at 8:59pm
  • Check
    Thumbplay — Thumbplay announces integrated partnership with the music intelligence platform, Echo Nest. (2/20/10)
    Posted 4/12/10 at 8:59pm
  • Check
    Thumbplay — Thumbplay announces 20 new Thumbplay Music content partners; Thumbplay Music’s library now exceeds 8 million tracks. (2/3/10)
    Posted 4/12/10 at 8:59pm
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    Thumbplay — Thumbplay launches Thumbplay Music in private beta on BlackBerry at CES with deals with all major US labels. (1/7/10)
    Posted 4/11/10 at 3:03pm
  • Check
    Thumbplay — Thumbplay promotes Evan Schwartz to Chief Executive Officer. (12/17/09)
    Posted 4/7/10 at 8:28pm
  • Dollar
    Thumbplay received $8M in Series F funding. (3/13/09)
    Posted 3/26/09 at 10:38pm via sec.gov
  • Dollar
    Thumbplay received $18M in Series E funding. (3/13/08)
    Posted 3/18/08 at 4:04pm via venturebeat.com
  • Dollar
    Thumbplay received $15M in Series C funding. (10/30/06)
    Posted 3/28/10 at 7:29pm via businesswire.com
  • Check
    Thumbplay added Joe Bilman as Chief Product Officer. (3/1/06)
    Posted 7/19/11 at 10:35am
  • Check
    Thumbplay added Chip Austin as Board of Directors.
    Posted 8/27/07 at 4:34am
  • Check
    Thumbplay added Scott Marshall as COO/CFO.
    Posted 8/27/07 at 4:34am

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  1. BusinessWire (businesswire.com) [edit]
  2. Thumbplay Announces $15 Million in New Funding (businesswire.com) [edit]
  3. Thumbplay raises $18 million for wireless entertainment (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  4. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  5. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
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    "NEW YORK CITY HOT 125" (lead411.com) [edit]
    Thumbplay sells music subscription service to Clear Channel (mediamemo.allthingsd.com) [edit]
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