LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 3, 2012) - Myxer, a top U.S. social destination for free, ad-supported entertainment, today announced its fast growing internet streaming radio service, Myxer Social Radio, has won the 2012 MTV O Music Award for "Most Addictive Social Music Service." The award marks the second major recognition for Myxer Social Radio since recently launching in late November when it was named 'One of the Best Music Apps of 2011' by RollingStone.com.
"We're honored to receive this highly coveted award from the MTV O Music Award Group and the huge fan base that supports us," said Mike Carson, Myxer's Chief Marketing Officer. "The award represents the power of the social community and its ability to promote a truly social entertainment experience."
Since its debut, Myxer Social Radio is fast approaching its 1.5 Millionth app install and has evolved the feature base of group listening, real-time chat and video song stories to launch two groundbreaking, weekly interactive music shows -- "Inside The Artist Studio" and "Indie Spotlight." These are just some of the innovations at Myxer that led it to beat Soundrop For Spotify in O Music Award's social music service category.
"Inside The Artist Studio" showcases a new artist each week with a special selection of songs from the artist or band profiled. Listeners log in each week to hear selections from their favorite artists interspersed with video segments from host Brenna Ehrlich's interview with a new artist or band each week. They are also able to chat live with the artist during the show.
Myxer Social Radio's "Indie Spotlight" gives artists a forum to stream their latest music and give fans the opportunity to interact with them in real time during the show through chat. The platform allows independent artists to reach their fan base and interact with them directly, showcasing their latest music.
Seamlessly integrated with Facebook or through Myxer sign in, Myxer Social Radio empowers users to listen to music with their friends in listening rooms they create. Users can also leverage the music chat function to chat in real time with their friends on iOS or Android platforms as well as on the desktop web.
Myxer is a leading social entertainment company and operator of Myxer.com, the definitive source for free, ad-supported mobile media content. Myxer Radio LLC operates Myxer Social Radio, which launched in late November 2011 and is available in the Apple App Store, Android Play, Amazon's Appstore for Android and on the Web at myxer.fm. Founded in 2005, Myxer has been a pioneer in mobile, establishing an early presence in the space as a free content download resource and growing into one of the largest mobile destinations in the U.S. To date, more than 51 million users have downloaded 3 billion items including MP3s, ringtones, music videos, wallpaper images, apps, games and more, across all major phone operators and carriers. In addition, Myxer offers access to its content through dedicated mobile apps available in Apple's iTunes App Store, Android Play, BlackBerry App World, and Windows Marketplace with over 14 million Myxer apps installed.