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Slacker Unveils the World's Most Complete Music Service

Feb 13 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

LogoThumbnailSlacker CEO Jim Cady presents the new Slacker at a press event at Madrone Studios in San Francisco on February 12, 2013.ThumbnailThumbnailSlacker music player for Android devicesThumbnailSlacker music guide for iOSThumbnailSilversun Pickups perform at the Slacker launch event at Madrone Studios in San Francisco on February 12, 2013Tracker

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Listen up. Slacker has launched the world's most complete music service for the Web, mobile devices and a range of automotive and consumer electronics platforms. The new Slacker gives listeners anytime, anywhere access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations for free on any device. Slacker also raises the bar for music discovery, highlighting stations, personalized picks and exclusive content from Slacker's team of expert curators. Get Slacker for free at www.slacker.com or download the app now for iOS, Android, Windows Phones and BlackBerry devices.

Slacker works directly with record labels to offer a massive music library of more than 13 million songs, with new tracks added daily. Listeners can also personalize their experience with the industry's deepest customization tools and easily add news, sports and talk from ABC and ESPN. Slacker's team of expert music curators also constantly update Slacker's more than 200 genre and specialty stations so the music is always new, fresh and surprising.

Slacker is free on any device. Listeners can also subscribe to Slacker Radio Plus for a commercial-free experience with offline listening and unlimited song skips for $3.99 a month. The Slacker Premium service delivers the ultimate experience with on-demand listening, the ability to create custom playlists and more for $9.99 a month.

"Slacker is the most complete music service on earth, with 10 times the music of Pandora, expert-programmed stations Spotify can't touch, and personalization that satellite services only dream of," said Jim Cady, CEO, Slacker. "We've quietly built a scaleable business with more than a half-million paying subscribers and more than four million monthly average users. 2013 will be a blockbuster year for Slacker as we ramp up our marketing efforts and take the service to a broader audience."

Slacker was founded in 2006 as a satellite radio company and pivoted to become a digital music service in 2010. The company has doubled its business every year. Slacker also has billing and distribution deals with every major North American wireless provider, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. In addition, Slacker also has distribution deals with major automotive manufacturers including Ford, GM, Chrysler, Acura, Honda, Scion, Subaru and Tesla.

The new Slacker service and company logo were revealed to media at a press event featuring Silversun Pickups last night in San Francisco, produced by Madrone Studios.

And to celebrate the launch of the new Slacker service, listeners can also experience all the features and benefits of the Slacker premium service for free on February 14 and 15, sponsored by Cars.com.

For more information about Slacker, a complete list of platforms, or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com

About Slacker
Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth. The company delivers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms. By blending a team of expert music curators and content programmers with cutting-edge analytics, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment. Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Palo Alto, CA and New York City. For more information about Slacker, or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com



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