Tuesday, 03. January 2012
Cologne, Germany; January 3, 2012. "Original Soundtrack", "Music from the Motion Picture", "Music Inspired by... " - the names used to market film music are diverse, but the format is usually the same - CDs or CD length digital albums. In a groundbreaking collaboration, simfy and the film distributor Delphi Filmverleih are now breaking that mould.
In time for Christian Ulmen's new movie, "JONAS - Imagine you have to go back to school" (opening in cinemas on 5th January), simfy is releasing its first and exclusive "Soundtrack in the Cloud". This release will use all the advantages of streaming: unlimited repertoire, flexibility, interactivity and free access.
"JONAS" is reality comedy. Jonas is 18 years old and a perpetual school repeater. A school in Brandenburg offers him one last chance to graduate. What is unique about the film? The school, the pupils and the teachers are all real - Jonas is the only one who isn't. He's played by an actor. And that actor is Christian Ulmen.
The "Soundtrack in the Cloud" is as unusual as the film: there are no limits in the cloud. "You can listen to whatever interests you. That' just great", says Jonas/Christian Ulmen. And he too has made a list with music from his film. Or for his film: the soundtrack of his school life. And since Jonas is someone that inspires, incites, instigates and leads others, other people have also contributed their favourite songs.
There will initially be four playlists to accompany the film. One from Jonas, one from his classmates, one from Jonas' teachers and one from the Delphi Verleih Team: the "Delphi Gymnasium". The spectrum of songs ranges from Deichkind, to Helge Schneider und die Sterne, to Kool & The Gang, the Ramones, the Grateful Dead and Peter Cornelius. A total of 130 tracks accompany the film online.
simfy users can now also get actively involved, because the playlists can be shared with friends on Facebook and Twitter. They can also be added to in the user's own account, to become a personalised school soundtrack, or an alternative soundtrack to the film.
In Autumn 2011, with the release of the exclusive radio format for the new Rosenstolz album, simfy showed that it's possible to break out of the mould of traditional music formats such as singles and albums: "We want to show that 16 million songs can also provide the basis for completely individual sound pools - the soundtrack playlists for Jonas come from almost every corner of our repertoire".
Marie Heimer, Manager Content & Label Relations at simfy: "We're delighted that Delphi and 'JONAS' have chosen us as their exclusive music partner - the first ever soundtrack in streaming format is a blueprint for developing innovative music products. This is something that we want to push even further".
simfy profile for "JonasderFilm" including playlists:
By visiting simfy.com or using the simfy Dektop Player, music fans can access over 16 million streamed songs, listen to music, create playlists, and actively network with other fans via social networking sites. Mobile applications also allow users to comfortably listen to music on their smartphones. The site is financed through advertising and a flat rate for music.
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Marcus von Husen
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