BEDMINSTER, NJ and LEXINGTON, KY — Verizon Wireless, the nation's premier wireless service provider, announced today that V CAST Music songs, ring tones, ring back tones (a song that is played for callers instead of the traditional ring) from Parlour Boys are now available to Verizon Wireless customers. Parlour Boys won the "Calling All Bands" contest and Verizon Wireless has made the wining song, "Lovers," as well as "Vicious" and "Sick Friends," available in three different forms so that fans from coast to coast can enjoy their favorite music the way they want it.
John Buckman of Parlour Boys said, "We can hardly believe that, through their cell phones, millions of Verizon Wireless subscribers can listen to the music we create from almost anywhere in the United States! In addition to this honor, we are solidifying the plans to record our first music video, sponsored by the great people at Myspace.com. This opportunity is one of many crucial steps in introducing the world to the Parlour Boys sound, experience and art."
In addition to the forthcoming music video, the band is also planning a summer concert tour that kicks off later this month. The Kentucky-bred Parlour Boys have a large following of dedicated fans and a reputation for exciting shows. Formed in 2005, the band's music described as being energetic and dynamic. Their self-titled debut EP was released in January 2006.
Verizon Wireless and MySpace introduced the Parlour Boys to the mobile world when the companies announced the band and their song "Lovers" as the winner of the "Calling All Bands" contest at the end of March. The Parlour Boys were selected from more than 4,000 entries to be the first unsigned band to launch their career on V CAST Music, the most comprehensive mobile music service in the country.
V CAST Music lets customers play music on their wireless phones the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication. V CAST Music lets customers browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their phones over Verizon Wireless' broadband network the most robust, award-winning wireless broadband network in the nation or in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music online store.
"Lovers," "Vicious" and "Sick Friends" are now available on V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless as full song downloads. V CAST Music songs cost $0.99 if purchased from the PC or $1.99 if purchased and downloaded over the air onto a V CAST Music phone. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.
Verizon Wireless customers can also purchase ring tones of "Lovers," "Vicious" and "Sick Friends" on select Get It Now®-enabled phones for $2.99 through VZW Tones in the getTONES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
Ring back tones of the three songs are available for purchase for $1.99 each, which provides unlimited use for one year, plus $0.99 monthly access. Verizon Wireless customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/ringback for more information or for instructions on how to sign up for ring back tones right from their TXT Messaging-capable phones.
Customers can learn more about V CAST Music from Verizon Wireless, Get It Now and ring back tones at Verizon Wireless' 2,000 Communications Stores and Circuit City locations throughout the country and online at www.verizonwireless.com.
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