MOGBLOG (Hypebot) –
The rush to beat Spotify to the US market continues with music blog network MOG announcing that it will launch a premium music streaming service before late November. Yesterday Grooveshark announced that EMI had signing on to its add supported service and all the major streaming and subscription services are adjusting their offerings as competition increases.
Through partnerships with all four major label groups and many indie labels via IODA, The Orchard, Beggars Group and others, MOG's $5 monthly All Access plan will provide unrestricted play of 5 million tracks with more being added monthly.
"For $5 a month, you can download five songs from iTunes or have access to millions of songs on demand, better radio, a world of relevant articles, reviews, news and lyrics, and a community of fellow fans and expert music sources with whom you can discover new artists, share playlists and explore music," says MOG founder David Hyman of the new premium service.
Named one of the top 10 hottest music websites by Wired, MOG is a music blogging and music discovery platform. MOG's free service was founded in June 2005 and is headquartered in Berkeley, CA. The company has raised $12.5 million in funding to date, including strategic investments from Menlo Ventures, Universal Music Group and Sony Music. MOG launched its public beta July 2006