March 22, 2010 in News from Our Companies

ZOOZbeat Launches Jackson 5 Remix & $6,000 Contest

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Jackson 5 fans can now remix five multi-platinum Jackson 5 songs and win over $6,000 in prizes. Universal Music Enterprises and EMI Publishing teamed with ZOOZ Mobile, Inc., developers of the first mobile music studio, to launch ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users. It is available now on iTunes for $4.95.

ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix transforms the Apple iPhone or iPod Touch into a mobile music studio, enabling anyone – with or without music training – to remix and re-create their own tracks with beats and samples from pop sensation Jackson 5. It features five Jackson 5 signature songs: “Dancing Machine,” “ABC,” “I Want You Back,” “Mama’s Pearl” and “The Love You Save.”

“ZOOZ Mobile will change how fans experience Jackson 5 music, said ZOOZ Mobile CEO & President Scott Geller. “We’re enabling fans to actively participate in remixing Jackson 5 songs. The ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix app gives a new generation a way to express themselves musically and connect with the Jackson 5 in a personal, interactive music experience.”

The ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix iPhone app works by shaking, tilting or tapping the iPhone screen to create and combine Michael Jackson’s vocals with funky rhythmic tracks and soulful harmonies, that can then be uploaded to and shared via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. ZOOZbeat Jackson 5 Remix is accessible to the visually impaired on the iPhone 3GS with Apple’s VoiceOver feature.

Contestants who remix any of these songs can upload them until May 1st for entry into the contest. Voting on the website runs through June 1st; winners will be announced by July 1st, 2010. One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,500, a Jackson 5 “hoodie” sweatshirt, t-shirt and tote bag, and a premium 3-CD Michael Jackson Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection, three Second Prize Winners will receive $250 and a Jackson 5 “hoodie” sweatshirt, t-shirt and tote bag; and 30 Honorable Mention Winners will receive a Jackson 5 “hoodie” sweatshirt, t-shirt and tote bag. Cash prizes courtesy of Zooz Mobile, apparel prizes courtesy of Swagger Like Us, and Michael Jackson CD collection courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises. Here are the official contest rules and eligibility.

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