InMotion’s airport-based Media Hotspot kiosks in US will feature key EMI Music albums and singles for sampling and purchase
New York, NY, October 27, 2008 – Under an agreement between EMI Music and InMotion Entertainment, music fans can now buy and download music directly to portable devices at major US airports. InMotion, the US’s largest airport-based electronics and entertainment retailer, will now make a selection of EMI Music’s key current and catalog albums and singles available for consumers to sample, purchase and download directly from its in-store PlayPoint Media Hotspot kiosks. Fans will be able to use PlayPoint’s touch screen stations to preview and buy full albums and tracks and transfer them directly to a range of portable music devices, including iPods, to enjoy on their flights.
Beginning this month, 45 InMotion retailers located at more than 20 major US airports, including New York’s JFK, Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and those in Miami, Atlanta Chicago, Dallas and more will feature current titles from artists ranging from Coldplay and Katy Perry to Al Green and Lady Antebellum. A rotation of new and catalogue titles will be featured on an ongoing basis.
InMotion will make albums available for $11.99. Downloads will be available as DRM-free MP3s in high quality audio (256 kilobits per second).
“This is a great new opportunity for us to help connect the artists with fans,” said Eden Goldberg, VP of Marketing and Business Development at InMotion Entertainment. “By offering a ‘fueling station’ for their portable devices, consumers now have an easy way to discover and buy new music they can enjoy on their travels.”
How PlayPoint Works:
Using a touch screen and credit card, consumers can browse, purchase and download content directly to their device for immediate use on their trip.
About EMI Music
EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies. EMI Music represents artists spanning all musical tastes and genres. Its record labels include Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Televisa Music, Manhattan, Mute, Parlophone and Virgin.
About InMotion Entertainment
InMotion Entertainment is the largest airport-based electronics and entertainment retailer in the nation. Founded on a unique business model that combines portable electronic entertainment with travel, InMotion brings convenience to today’s traveler. Business and leisure travelers can experience and purchase the latest electronics, including DVD players, digital cameras, camcorders, mp3/video players, CD players, video games, GPS navigation systems and noise canceling headphones. InMotion makes travel fun, where the friendly and knowledgeable staff assists travelers in choosing the best products for their enjoyment.
Eden Goldberg, Vice President Marketing and Business Development. 212.249.9812
Jeanne Meyer, 212.786.8850