With the help of singer Rob Thomas, Atlantic Records recently launched Fanbase Mobile, a novel way for music enthusiasts to connect with their favorite artists. The new mobile phone app extends the reach of the popular online Fanbase.com service to include mobile users.
Fanbase.com and Fanbase Mobile provide up-to-the-minute news, photos, and videos of favorite musicians from numerous sources, all in a single download. The service pulls information from artist websites, as well as from MySpace, MTV, Twitter, Buzznet, Yahoo! News, Google News, Flickr, Youtube, Brightcove and fan blogs and websites.
The service also gives fans a way to communicate with their faves. Users are able to reply to Tweets and post to the artist’s “wall” - even leave them voicemail.
Fanbase includes artists such as Rob Thomas, Flo Rida, Sean Paul, Staind, Death Cab for Cutie, James Blunt, Buckcherry, Jet, Panic At The Disco, Paramore, Rush, Simple Plan, Missy Elliot and more.
The mobile application was introduced on March 31st, 2009 at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas where featured artist Rob Thomas headlined the Billboard Mobile Live Event.
Gee, I think I’ll leave Rob Thomas a voicemail now. Wonder if he’ll call me back…