and Telia Mobile Introduce Mobile Entertainment Service in Sweden with Scandinavia's Leading Artists

Stockholm, SWEDEN

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 29, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- and Telia Mobile are launching a voice-controlled portal with artist-produced entertainment and e-mail for Swedish customers.

An agreement between and Telia Mobile offers's voice-controlled portal for entertainment and email to Telia's mobile customers in Sweden. Currently there are more than 130 Scandinavian artists contracted to the portal, where they host their official fan clubs and interact with their fans. The agreement allows Telia's mobile customers in Sweden to reach an interactive voice portal with frequently updated, artist-produced content and based-on-demand, various lists and news. The offerings are under continuous product development.

"These services are up and running already today and at the same time, it provides artists the unique opportunities to strengthen the relations with their fans and thereby interact with them in a direct and uncomplicated fashion. In addition to strengthening the relations between fans and artists as mobile operators, we create unique possibilities for artists and record labels to get immediate response and feedback from releases, concerts, etc.," said Lars G. Ivarsson, COB at and Telia Mobile are among the first in the world to offer this kind of wireless entertainment and services initially to a selection out of the 130 Scandinavian artists, including Petter, Ayo, Army of Lovers, Excellence and The Ark. Other artists on includes Aqua, Ace of base, The Cardigans, Jennifer Brown, Jessica Folker, Robyn, Army of Lovers, The Ark amongst others. is currently in discussions with a large number of international artists in the U.K. and U.S.; these artists will also be included in the concept.

Facts about Fanglobe Ltd is a U.S.-based Internet player with offices in the U.S., U.K. and Scandinavia. Currently representing some 130-plus artists online, and in negotiations with another 100 international artists, makes one of the larger sites in this space, with the objective of bringing the fans closer to the stars. now introduces a new technology platform where the artists will reach their fans with all of their content via any wireless device. This will allow the fans to access any content on the site from their mobile phones, and for example have their e-mail prompts read to them by their favorite artist; voice-operated services such as listening to interviews, tour diaries, music; watch video clips (on 3G networks) or other information available on the site; as well as many other exciting services to follow. enjoys four patents pending on this business concept. offers fans in-depth information, exclusive sound and vision experiences direct from the artists, and the opportunity to communicate with the artists and other fans with similar interests. The fans can also buy artists' official merchandise, digital music downloads and, soon, subscriptions to music on the site.

Some of the artists presently contracted are AQUA, Antiloop, Emilia, Feven, Hardcore Superstar, Hakan Hellstrom, Jennifer Brown, Jessica Folker, Markoolio, Meja, Petter, Robyn, Sahara Hotnights, Sahlene, The Ark, The Cardigans and The Latin Kings.'s London office are currently in negotiations with more than 100 internationally famous UK and US artists.


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