Jan 10, 2013

DeNA Enters Music Service By Acquiring Discodeer / ITmedia

DeNA plans to launch Groovy, music service for iOS/Android within FY2012 ending March 2013. It acquires music play applications, Discodeer from United to relaunch it as Groovy.

Discodeer displays lyrics of music playing on smartphone. It has around 900 thousands titles with lyrics including indies and Vocaloid. In addition, the app allows listeners to know other users listening the same music and to post music they are listening on to Twitter and Facebook. It has had 1.5 million downloads since its release in December 2011.

United partners with DeNA to operate affiliate media of Groovy.

ITmedia 1/10/2013 [jp]

  • DeNA actively launches new services than mobile games recently, one of which is comm, LINE's competitor. Discodeer allows users to listen to music already installed on their device. DeNA plans to distribute over 1 million music partnering with more than 20 record companies in addition.
  • United was incorporated as a company on Decemeber 2012 by merger of Spire and motionBeat. Discodeer was launched by Spire.

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