- Acquired by iHeartMedia on March 1, 2011
- Total Equity Funding
- $51M in 6 Rounds from 10 Investors
- New York, New York
- Thumbplay is a cloud-based music subscription service that provides audio, video and gaming content for mobile device users.
- Evan Schwartz, Are Traasdahl
- Photography, File Sharing, Cloud Computing, Video, Music, Mobile
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.
Funding Rounds (6) - $51MUpdate
Current Team (3)Update
Board Members and Advisors (4)Update
|Feb 1, 2016||Re/code - Mobile Ad Tech Marketer Tapad Sells for $360 Million|
|Dec 19, 2012||buzzsparks.org - BuzzSparks.org|
|Jun 15, 2011||TechCrunch - Tapad Brings Ad Retargeting To Mobile, And $1.8 Million From Powerhouse Investors|
|Jun 15, 2011||Gigaom - Tapad Raises $1.8 Million, Launches Retargeting Services|
|Jun 9, 2011||Gigaom - CBS’ Radio.com Gets A New Streaming Channel: Last.fm|
|Jun 7, 2011||Gigaom - Updated: iCloud: Just A Lot Of Hot Air When It Comes To Streaming?|
|May 29, 2011||Business Wire - Clear Channel Radio Announces Acquisition of Thumbplay’s Cloud-Based Music Business|
|May 20, 2011||Mashable - HOW TO: Get Your Music on iTunes|
Lala, an online music discovery platform, allows users to create shareable playlists and stream, upload and purchase music tracks.
Napster enables users to discover, listen, and share music files with others.
Rhapsody is a music subscription service that offers videos, playlists, reviews and radio stations.
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides restricted digital content from a range of record labels and artists.
New York, New York 10012