Taylor Swift, Reba, Jewel and Justin Moore to Release Multimedia V-Albums & V-Wraps on June 8th
ScatterTunes Partners with Big Machine Records and the Valory Music Co for Release of Label Stars' Deluxe and Standard Edition Packages
Immersive Music Product Launches with a Public Giveaway of 100,000 Free Taylor Swift Fearless - Platinum Edition V-Wraps
Lubbock, TX & Pennington, NJ - June 7, 2010 - ScatterTunes™, the company that is revolutionizing the concept of the "album" through its innovative and immersive V-Album technology, is offering up exciting multimedia releases on June 8th from superstars Taylor Swift, Reba and Jewel, as well as up-and-coming singer-songwriter Justin Moore. ScatterTunes is proud to partner with The Valory Music Co. and Big Machine Records to give consumers an unmatched, interactive listening and viewing experience -- marrying the classic LP record with today's cutting-edge technology. In celebration of the product launches, ScatterTunes will award consumers an incredible 100,000 giveaway of Swift's Fearless - Platinum Edition V-Wrap.
"We are excited to partner with ScatterTunes on this new digital platform," says Kelly Rich, VP Sales, Marketing and Interactive for the Big Machine Label Group. "ScatterTunes gives the consumer a more interactive and immersive experience beyond just listening."
Witt Stewart, CEO of ScatterTunes says, "Big Machine and Valory have consistently been ahead of the curve in the music business. Their recognition of ScatterTunes' high-quality consumer experience and added revenue streams is extremely gratifying."
V-Albums and V-Wraps on sale June 8th include: Taylor Swift's Fearless (Platinum Edition) and Taylor Swift, Jewel's Sweet and Wild and Sweet and Wild (Deluxe Edition), Justin Moore's Justin Moore, and Reba McEntire's Keep On Loving You.
Utilizing ScatterTunes' proprietary iBoard® software, V-Albums are intuitive, simple and user-friendly. The highest-quality (320kbps), non-DRM MP3 tracks can be played within ScatterTunes, or exported into any MP3 player currently on the market. ScatterTunes' iTunes Auto Import feature allows iPod/iPhone users to automatically import the music of the V-Albums directly into their iTunes library by a simple click during purchase. V-Wraps, which will now be released concurrently with all V-Albums, allow music fans who already own all or some of an album's tracks to import these tracks and create fully functional V-Albums for just $2.99. Any album tracks not already owned can be easily purchased or imported at a later time. These releases also include links to more music videos that are available for additional purchase.
All of these exciting new ScatterTunes V-Album releases come complete with MP3 tracks. Both V-Albums and V-Wraps also contain many extras that true music fans clamor for-including extensive, multi-page digital booklets, liner notes, photos, lyrics, videos and other bonus materials. Also included are links to the artists' web properties, record label, branded merchandise and ticketing stores, as well as their iLike, MySpace, Facebook and even live Twitter feeds, which are all always updated to keep fans connected to their favorite artists. Finally, each V-Album provides customized, multimedia e-postcards for sending recommendations to friends and family.
The new ScatterTunes V-Albums and V-Wraps will be featured in promotional videos on the Great American Country (GAC) website and network (http://www.gactv.com), which will feature Jewel as their official Featured Artist for the month of June. The videos will also be available at www.ScatterTunes.com, as well as at www.YouTube.com and the individual artists' websites.
Further details, including Preview V-Albums, are available on the ScatterTunes "Get V-Album" page (www.getvalbum.com).
ScatterTunes, LLC is a Texas company with strong Texas-based financial backing and a corporate management collective, which includes over 35 years of experience in the Music & Entertainment Industry, over 29 years in the Technology & Production Industry, and over 30 years in the major Ad & Marketing Agency Industry. ScatterTunes CEO and Founder Witt Stewart has partnered with Christopher T. Gentile, who has more than 27 years experience in managing the research and development of new technologies, toy products, theme parks, computer-input devices, video games, 3D web graphics technology, and virtual reality systems, along with these products' consumer launches and marketing. His responsibilities have included everything from development and management for the commercial operation of nuclear power reactors, to the invention of the Nintendo Power Glove and the invention of a six person virtual reality ride for Disney. Mr. Gentile is currently CEO of MC Squared Incorporated and iBoard Incorporated.
About Taylor Swift:
Taylor Swift is a four-time GRAMMY winner, the top-selling digital artist in music history, has had singles top both the Country and Pop radio charts, and had the #1 best-selling album in any genre of music in both 2009 and 2008. This year, at the age of 20, she became the youngest artist in history to win the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Also at the 2010 GRAMMYs, she took home the awards for Country Album of the Year, Best Country Song, and Best Country Female Vocal Performance. Her 6x-Platinum FEARLESS album is the most awarded album in Country music history.
In 2009, she was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards, and also became the youngest artist in the 43-year history of the Country Music Association to be awarded country music's top prize when she took home the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year.
Taylor, whose career record sales now top 13 million albums and 25 million song downloads, currently holds the Billboard all-genre records for most first-week downloads by a female artist, for the longest charting album of this century and for most Top 20 debuts in a calendar year, as well as the Billboard record for the largest overall airplay audience for a country-based act. Taylor's 40-date FEARLESS 2010 North American tour sold out arenas and stadiums in 32 cities in 26 states and provinces in the US and Canada.
One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and her previous 13 studio albums have all achieved Gold or Platinum-plus status. She has won 15 American Music Awards; 12 Academy of Country Music Awards; 9 People's Choice Awards; 7 Country Music Association Awards and 2 GRAMMY Awards. Reba's reign of #1 hits spans four decades and the multimedia superstar was recently recognized by Billboard, Country Aircheck and Mediabase as the biggest female hit-maker in country music history. Reba's current album, Keep On Loving You, was recently certified Gold. The album includes Reba's biggest career single to-date, the 4-week #1 "Consider Me Gone." Just this month, the superstar earned her 63rd Top 10 hit with the album's title track. Also an acclaimed film, TV and Broadway actress, Reba signed with The Valory Music Co. in November 2008. The move reunited the multimedia entertainer with industry leader Scott Borchetta, now President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group, which includes Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co. and Republic Nashville.
Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter. Growing up on a remote ranch in Alaska, Jewel endured poverty and teen homelessness on the road to the triumph of international stardom. The three-time Grammy nominee has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists and has sold 27 million albums worldwide. Her debut album, Pieces of You, became one of the best selling debut albums of all time. Last year, singer/songwriter Jewel released her first country record, Perfectly Clear, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. She most recently released her first-ever independent album, Lullaby and will release her country follow up album, Sweet & Wild on June 8th 2010. Jewel lives on a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas with her husband, World Champion bull-riding superstar, Ty Murray. For more information, please visit www.jeweljk.com.
About Justin Moore:
Born and raised in Poyen, Arkansas (Pop. 272), Southern Country Stylist Justin Moore embodies the soul and character of a kid from a small town in both life and in music with his tough-talking, straight-shooting brand of Country music. Lauded as Billboard's "New Country Artist of 2009," Moore was the only new Country artist last year to earn #1 single status (for his hometown anthem "Small Town USA"). The success of "Small Town USA" made the Arkansas native the first solo artist to have a song from his/her debut album go to #1 since Taylor Swift's "Our Song" (from her Big Machine Records self-titled release) in December 2007. The hit has sold over a half million downloads to-date. Moore's follow-up single, "Backwoods," was a Top 5 hit and his new single, "How I Got To Be This Way" impacts Country radio on June 1st. Moore's self-titled album, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200's Top 10, was recognized as one of the best albums of 2009 in The New York Times' "The Year in the Arts" list by music critic Jon Caramanica.
Moore is nominated for a 2010 CMT Music Award (Nationwide's On Your Side new artist award) and will perform on the live telecast. Moore is on tour with Brad Paisley on the H20 World Tour through the end of 2010 and has been featured recently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Country, Nashville Lifestyles and Billboard as well as on NPR, WGN Midday News, Fox News Channel, the Associated Press, the 2009 CMT Music Awards, Crook & Chase, GAC and Better TV. For more information on Justin Moore, visit: www.moorejustinmusic.com or www.myspace.com/moorejustinmusic